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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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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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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 could cause an itchy vulva that bleeds when rubbed?

What could cause an itchy vulva that bleeds when rubbed?

See below: Common causes of vaginal itching include: •chemical irritants such as detergents, fabric softeners, feminine sprays, ointments, creams, douches, and contraceptive foams or jellies. •menopause. A drop in the hormone estrogen causes vaginal dryness. •stress may increase vaginal itching and make you more susceptible to infections. •vaginal yeast infectionvaginitis. ...Read more

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How can I relieve a red/itchy vulva?

How can I relieve a red/itchy vulva?

VULVAR ITCH: Try antifungals first; then see your obgyn. ...Read more

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I have itchy red inflamed vulva for a month, remedy?

I have itchy red inflamed vulva for a month, remedy?

Start with medical: Evaluation to determine cause. You can't just assume that it is a yeast infection if you have not had one before. ...Read more

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My pads make my vulva itchy--is this a possible allergy?

My pads make my vulva itchy--is this a possible allergy?

Maybe: The itching may be an allergy or just a sensitivity to the absorbent agents in the pad. Try using different brands and see what happens. ...Read more

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I have a very itchy vulva region since 2 weeks. What do i do?

I have a very itchy vulva region since 2 weeks. What do i do?

Change soaps first: First of all, use Dove. Caress or Ivory soap only in that area. Secondly, do not use douches, feminine deodorant sprays, etc. Thirdly, make sure your underwear has been thoroughly rinsed of any soap if washing them in a washing machine. Finally, if the itching is still there, see a GYN MD to check for a vaginal infection. ...Read more

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Sometimes my vulva becomes swollen, red, itchy. What is the cause?

Sometimes my vulva becomes swollen, red, itchy. What is the cause?

Many causes: Infection, abrasion, pad overuse, intercourse, etc. I think you get the idea. When it is swollen, get it checked out by a gyn md. ...Read more

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Could focal differentiated VIN2 cause the entire vulva to be itchy and inflamed looking?

Could focal differentiated VIN2 cause the entire vulva to be itchy and inflamed looking?

Yeast? Side effect?: Pre-cancerous vulvar lesions like VIN2 can't do this. The most common cause of diffuse genital irritation and itching is a yeast infection. Or if your VIN is being treated with an irritating agent (e.g. imiquimod, podofilox, sinecatechins) and the cream got spread more widely than the lesion itself, it might cause such symptoms. Check with the doctor treating your VIN. Good luck! ...Read more

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Small itchy but painful lump on the lower left side of my vulva opening. Can't wipe since it causes the itchiness & hurts to touch. Is this normal?

Small itchy but painful lump on the lower left side of my vulva opening. Can't wipe since it causes the itchiness & hurts to touch. Is this normal?

No, see a doctor: A painful lump on the vulva could be an infected hair follicle, but could also be herpes. I would see a doctor and get checked out just to make sure it's not herpes or another std. Could also be a yeast infection, but if it's herpes, you'd want to know so can inform partner. ...Read more

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I have this red irritation on my vulva it's very itchy. what is the cuase of this?

I have this red irritation on my vulva it's very itchy. what is the cuase of this?

Maybe yeast: It sounds like you have yeast or what is commonly called "jock itch." luckily over the counter yeast creams are available. If it does not improve then you will need to see a doctor as other causes are certainly possibly such as herpes, allergic reactions and other skin disorders. ...Read more

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What could cause an itchy vulva and labia minora?

What could cause an itchy vulva and labia minora?

Allergy & trauma: Dr. Rosnfeld provides an excellent explanation. In addition, a true allergy to topical creams, lotions, lubricants or even latex may cause itching. Inadequate lubrication with excessive trauma may also cause shear injury with itching. Please also consider the possibility of stds. Discuss with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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