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Itchy Vagina Help
I had protected sex the other day but the condom broke. So later I took plan b. 2 days later I woke up with a really itchy vagina. Help?
May be an infection: Vaginal itching can have several causes. You may have a dermatologic condition. Or you may have an infection. The possible causes vary based on your age and risk factors. Your doctor can examine you and may run some tests to determine what is causing the problem. Until you see your doctor, you can try over-the-counter anti-itch creams. These may ease the itching but will not treat/cure the cause. ...Read more
Itchy vulva: One reason could be the soap you use for cleansing, another one could be a yeast infection. This is a common infection in your women. Signs can be vulvar itch, along with thick white vaginal discharge. There are over the counter treatments for this. If symptoms persist, see a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaginitis..: Vaginitis is a common/generic term for inflammation in/on the vagina area. It could be from infection such as yeast, BV (bacterial vaginosis), and std such as chlamydia, or from chemical irritation due to feminine hygiene products. If just itching outside, it could be dry skin, fungal infection, or the so tabooed crabs as pictured here. So, get it checked out by doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Allergies/infection: There are many possibilities. The vulvar area is prone to environmental sensitivities, like allergies, that can cause itching. Why at night? Maybe you are sensitive to the laundry soap your sheets are washed in? Infections, such as an external yeast infection, or pubic lice, or even pinworm, are all possibilities. Get examined to rule those out. ...Read more
Definitely: There are many causes. Vaginal itching does not always mean that you have infection. Sometimes people are allergic to household items. Laundry detergent, soap, maxipads, toilet paper and sweat are common culprits. There are skin disorders like lichen sclerosis and psoriasis. See your doc for an exam to determine the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an itchy vagina and it starts getting dark brown on the out and it looks like a little bumpy. What could this be?
Infection: Bottom line, this doesn't sound normal. You should see ob/gyn. ...Read more