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I've have an unexplained vaginal itch for years now. Nurse pescribed boric acid pills that I may take yr. Or yrs. Is there better or anyother options. ?

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Brittany Chan
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In brief: Hygiene,no irritants

Make sure you see a dr to rule out infection.
If not infection, it may be due to chronic irritation. First, practice good hygiene. Wash your external genital area gently with mild, unscented soap & water during showers, & avoid douching or bubble baths. Avoid tight-fitting underwear (cotton is best) or unnecessary use of pads/panty liners. You might also try over-the-counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream.

In brief: Hygiene,no irritants

Make sure you see a dr to rule out infection.
If not infection, it may be due to chronic irritation. First, practice good hygiene. Wash your external genital area gently with mild, unscented soap & water during showers, & avoid douching or bubble baths. Avoid tight-fitting underwear (cotton is best) or unnecessary use of pads/panty liners. You might also try over-the-counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream.
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