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Doctor insights on: Severe Vulvar Pruritus

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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

Vulva (Definition)

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

Itchy vulva: While waiting for an appointment with your gyn, try this for soothing the symptoms. Domeboros powder - otc, comes in small packets. Empty 1 packet into bowl of ice cold water. Use a washcloth and soak in this solution. Apply as a compress back and forth for a few minutes, then pat dry with towel. Don't rub. Commonly is a yeast infection, so not unreasonable to try otc yeast remedies as well. ...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 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

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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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