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What's the best medication for pruritus vulvae?

What's the best medication for pruritus vulvae?

It is a symptom: This condition is a symptom of an underlying condition more often than it is a primary condition. It is itching of the external genitalia of a female. The condition may become chronic and result in lichenification, atrophy, and occasionally malignancy. Some causes of pruritus vulvae are contact dermatitis, lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, psychogenic pruritus, trichomoniasis, and vaginal yeast. ...Read more

Vaginal Itching (Definition)

Vaginal itching is a symptom in which a person feels itchy in her vagina, usually due to some bacterial or other type of infection, but can also be due to inadequate estrogen, leading to dryness and thinness of the skin at the ...Read more


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What are the causes of pruritus vulvae or vulva itching?

What are the causes of pruritus vulvae or vulva itching?

Many: Yeast infections are a common cause. Any vaginal discharge or leakage of urine can irritate the vulva. Scratching can cause tissue irritation and is counterproductive. Contact dermatitis is also very common on the vulva.Best to see a specialist for evaluation. On occasion a biopsy is necessary to determine the cause and best treatment. ...Read more

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How can I cure pruritus vulvae or vulva itching?

How can I cure pruritus vulvae or vulva itching?

Depends on cause ...: Pruritus vulvae or an itchy vulva can be a symptom of lots of different conditions, such as skin problems, infections, a reaction to soaps or perfumes, your hormone levels, to mention only a few .. I suggest see your doctor to find out the cause & best treatment for you. There's more info and some great vulva skin care tips on this link http://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/the-itchy-vulva. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the symptom of vulva itching (or pruritus vulvae( indicative of?

What is the symptom of vulva itching (or pruritus vulvae( indicative of?

Lots of possibilities: An itchy vulva can be caused by many different conditions, such as skin problems, infections, a reaction to soaps or perfumes, your hormone levels, other general health problems, to mention only a few .. there's a long list. So, if you have a itchy vulva, you should see your doctor to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Think i might have pruritus vulvae. I'm not sexually active . Doesn't itch during period.When i scratch and keep scratching it may break skin & swell?

Think i might have pruritus  vulvae. I'm not sexually active . Doesn't itch during period.When i scratch and keep scratching it may break skin & swell?

Do you shave ?: You could have irritated or infected follicles where the hairs are shaved. It's really hard without being able to see. Does over the counter Hydrocortisone help? It its infected it would make it worse. It would probably we worth a trip to doc to get a right diagnosis and treatment . By the way try moisturizers and cool compresses to to relieve the itch. ...Read more

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What can I do about vaginal itching? I had sex 3 days ago. We used a condom but i was a little dry. Now my vulva, vagina and anus are itchy and sore he put his finger in my anus then my vagina. I don't know if it's from that or being a little dry

What can I do about vaginal itching? I had sex 3 days ago. We used a condom but i was a little dry. Now my vulva, vagina and anus are itchy and sore he put his finger in my anus then my vagina. I don't know if it's from that or being a little dry

Vaginal : Vaginal iching and dryness could be from irritation secondary to a yeast infection, condom use, and/or lubricant. If you have thick white discharge in addition to the itching then an over the counter anti-fungal cream can be tried. If you merely have itching, consider a trial of vagisil, also over the counter. If these treatment do not work, meaning your symptoms persist, you should have a medical evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had vaginal itching and increased discharge for about a month or so. Pap test came back ok. Gyno said to use monistat 7. day 6 still itchy.

I have had vaginal itching and increased discharge for about a month or so. Pap test came back ok. Gyno said to use monistat 7. day 6 still itchy.

Re evaluate: You may not have yeast, or now have irritation from the cream. Go see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. Don't use any over the counter creams. Apply olive oil over the vulva. ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

The external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, ...Read more


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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more