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Is my vaginal itching and burning related to menopause? This is too embarrassing to ask my doctor. I know menopause can cause some dryness, but I have major burning and itching around my whole vaginal area. Is this related to menopause, or could it be ano

Is my vaginal itching and burning related to menopause? This is too embarrassing to ask my doctor. I know menopause can cause some dryness, but I have major burning and itching around my whole vaginal area. Is this related to menopause, or could it be ano

That: That can definitely be related to menopause. You can try over-the-counter soothing vaginal preparations such as vagisil or others; ask your pharmacist for a recommendation. If this is a brand new problem or you have discharge of course then discuss this with your doctor. If over-the-counter preparations don't help, your doctor may need to give you a prescription product. In addition, avoid hot baths or wearing nylon underwear. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Although I am taking anti fungal tablets my vaginal itching is not totally alright. In the course of 1o days its been 5 days and it still itches me.

Although I am taking anti fungal tablets my vaginal itching is not totally alright. In the course of 1o days its been 5 days and it still itches me.

Which tablets?: Pills for fungus---terbinafine-----are not effective for yeast. Usual yeast pill, fluconazole, is a single dose, sometimes repeated in a week. Yeast is certainly not the only cause of vaginal itch. Fungus is usually not that itchy. So see a GYN or dermatologist. You need to provide precise information about symptoms and about all pills or treatments. ...Read more

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For the past 2 days I've had really bad vaginal itching. I was told to use monistat 7 but it burns/itches 10 times worse when I put it on. Help me.

For the past 2 days I've had really bad vaginal itching. I was told to use monistat 7 but it burns/itches 10 times worse when I put it on. Help me.

Use antibacterial: Two causes of itching is monilial infection which is helped by monista cream
other common cause is bacterial infection
take metronidazole cream for 5 days to get rid of it ...Read more

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How to get rid of vaginal itching, itches to the point I have little scraps, then when I urinate it burn the cuts, I tried vaginal cream, &Benadryl cream?

How to get rid of vaginal itching, itches to the point I have little scraps, then when I urinate it burn the cuts, I tried vaginal cream, &Benadryl cream?

See GYN: Many potential causes including contact allergy to vaginal cream, latex, or even semen. Yeast infection may occasionally cause itching as well. Need to get examined by a GYN> ...Read more

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Does funbact-a be used for vaginal itching?

There are causes: For itching other than infection. Causes of vaginal itching include yeast infections; vaginitis; contact w chemicals (douches, detergent, feminine spray, contraceptive foam/ jelly or ointments or creams); stress; pinworm; menopause (vaginal drying); precancerous lesions ; stress. See your doctor if uncertain about the cause of your itching. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic vaginal itching?

What are the causes of chronic vaginal itching?

Different causes: Tbis can represent chronic infection with yeast, bacterial overgrowth. There are several chronic inflammatory conditions such as lichen planus, lichen sclerosis. The diagnosis may require a culture and or biopsy to determine approriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have vaginal itching. What should I do for this.?

Vaginal itch: The female genitals is composed of the inside mucous membrane, the vagina, and the outside skin, the vulva, and both can be affected by disease and have symptoms, like itching or pain or leakage. The vagina accepts a penis, or atongue, or a finger, during sex, and these can introduce an infection, which can itch. The outside skin can itch from soaps, and lotions. You may need a doctor. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have vaginal itching?

Could it be something bad if I have vaginal itching?

Unlikely: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a yeast infection, which is not dangerous. You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication if you have these symptoms. If your symptoms do not go away, you might consider seeing a doctor to evaluate the problem since it could be a different diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to overcome vaginal itching?

How to overcome vaginal itching?

Determine the source: Vaginal itching can come from different types of infections, laundry detergents, or vaginal hygiene (products). Once the source of the itch has been diagnosed, there is likely a remedy. ...Read more

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How to get rid of vaginal itching?

How to get rid of vaginal itching?

See doctor: Without knowing the cause of vaginal itching, it is not possible to propose an effective remedy. An examination and testing done by a doctor will provide a diagnosis, and lead to specific and effective treatment. ...Read more

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Does ovulation cause vaginal itching?

Does ovulation cause vaginal itching?

Not usually: If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of vaginal itching?

How can I get rid of vaginal itching?

Find out the reason: For the itching. Yeast is a common cause for itching. Once the cause is determined that a plan of action can be developed. Take care. ...Read more

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Vaginal itching not relieved with monistat?

Vaginal itching not relieved with monistat?

Other infection: Monostat treats yeast, and so it's not likely a yeast infection. Could be bacterial vaginosis, or even std. Your dr can make a DX in the office and test for stds. Could also be a skin infection. An exam is needed. ...Read more

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I'm worried about vaginal itching. Infection?

I'm worried about vaginal itching. Infection?

It could be. The: Only way to know for sure is if you are medically evaluated. Recommend seeing your gynecologist. Causes of vaginal itching include yeast infections; vaginitis; contact w chemicals (douches, detergent, feminine spray, contraceptive foam/ jelly or ointments or creams); stress; pinworm; menopause (vaginal drying); precancerous lesions ; stress. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


Vaginal Itching (Definition)

= unpleasant sensation that creates the urge to scratch skin/ ...Read more