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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Vaginal Itchiness (Overview)

Vaginal itching is a tingling or uneasy irritation of the skin of the vagina and the surrounding area (vulva). The itching may cause a desire to scratch the affected area.


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Can early sex experiences cause vaginal itchiness or what they call bacterial vaginosis?

Can early sex experiences cause vaginal itchiness or what they call bacterial vaginosis?

Hope this helps: Vaginal discharge will change throughout the menstrual cycle. Vaginal odor can be a sign of bacterial vaginosis. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. It is a good idea to get checked out. Sexual experiences from years ago should not impact current vaginal infections. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
24 doctors shared insights

Vaginal Itchiness (Overview)

Vaginal itching is a tingling or uneasy irritation of the skin of the vagina and the surrounding area (vulva). The itching may cause a desire to scratch the affected area.


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What happen to cause the outside vaginal itchiness?

What happen to cause the outside vaginal itchiness?

Many causes: Dry skin, ingrown hair follicle, excess sweat, tight underwear, infrections (yeast, herpes, staph, genital lice), allergy, autoimmune rash, hormonal changes, among others. Best to have gynecologist check. ...Read more

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Treating Vaginitis (Tip)

Treating Vaginitis

Most doctors recommend that you do not treat vaginal symptoms yourself. ...See more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
Once
Shower daily
daily
Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
Once
Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
Once
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How come women have vaginal itchiness? Is there a way to cure it?

How come women have vaginal itchiness? Is there a way to cure it?

Yeast?: Often vaginal infection is caused by candidia, a yeast .Easy to treat, see your dr. As recurrent infection with this may signal diabetes. ...Read more

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Could I have cervicitis? In january i took antibiotics for chlamydia. I felt fine and cured but had some vaginal itchiness. (i did not have sex for two weeks and took a one dose prescription, so i followed everything correctly). I went in to get re-checke

Could I have cervicitis? In january i took antibiotics for chlamydia. I felt fine and cured but had some vaginal itchiness. (i did not have sex for two weeks and took a one dose prescription, so i followed everything correctly). I went in to get re-checke

You : You should definitely be reevaluated by your doctor. You could be dealing with a bacterial, or yeast infection, and possibly even an std that is causing irritation and bleeding of your vaginal mucosa (tissue). Also if there is a possibility that you are pregnant, please take a pregnancy test. Take care. ...Read more

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Treating Vaginitis (Tip)

Treating Vaginitis

When dealing with vaginitis or any vaginal discharge, douching may make it worse. Do not douche! ...See more

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How do you immediately get rid of vaginal itchiness?

How do you immediately get rid of vaginal itchiness?

Immediately?: You need to know what is causing it first. See your doctor for a pelvic exam and get the answer. ...Read more

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What are some causes of vaginal itchiness?

What are some causes of vaginal itchiness?

Yeast, herpes, bact: Many things can cause that, including allergies to something, your gyn can do a culture and exam to see what is causing the problem. ...Read more

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What happen to cause the outside vaginal itchiness?

Many causes: Dry skin, ingrown hair follicle, excess sweat, tight underwear, infrections (yeast, herpes, staph, genital lice), allergy, autoimmune rash, hormonal changes, among others. Best to have gynecologist check. ...Read more