Why does it burn when I add anti-itch cream to my vagina?

Time for an exam. If you are itching and burning, then there is something wrong with the vagina. If the vaginal mucosa has become inflamed, then using over the counter anti itching medicine will probably not help and may cause burning. Call your doctor!

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Can I use maximum strength hydrocortison anti-itch cream 1% for vagina itching?

You can, but... ...Whether it works will depend on the cause. If it's due to a yeast infection, for example, the effect will be temporary at best. Still, it won't hurt to try, and if it doesn't work, see your doctor and find out the cause. And by the way, "maximum strength" is a marketing slogan; 1% hc cream is actually not very strong at all - it's just the maximum you can buy without a prescription. Read more...

I have a yeast infection and took the medicine I was given... They said to use an anti itch cream to stop the itching but now it itches and burns more?

Yeast Infection. You must be reacting to the anti-itch cream. The vagina as you know is very sensitive to things. In the future use antihistamine pills for itching and leave the anti-itch creams for your skin or the garbage can. Read more...

Have a really bad razor burn all over my legs that itches like crazy bc I used an old razor. Anti-itch cream doesn't help. Help please!

Folliculitis. You may have folliculitis, which is an infection of the hair follicle as well as razor burn. This may require topical steroids to treat the itch, burn and inflammation, as well as an oral /and or topical antibiotics. Get yourself evaluated by a board certified dermatologist to get the correct treatment. Read more...
Razor burn. Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. > Read more...

I have has a terrible itch around my vagina for several days now. An anti itch cream has not really helped. Would an antibiotic ointment be better?

Yeast? The main cause of vaginal area itching is yeast infection. Antibiotic ointment wouldn't help, might make it worse. Best get care to confirm diagnosis. But if not at risk for STDs and no open sores in the irritated area, maybe try an OTC vaginal yeast treatment. Choose any with "azole" active ingredient (clotrimazole, miconazole, etc); pharmacist can help. For sure see doc if no help after 2-3 days. Read more...