Burning Sensation In Vulva

Burning sensation in the vulva can occur due to dehydration and dryness in that region. Using highly scented or cosmetic products containing chemicals in the vulvar region disturbs the pH and causes irritation with a burning sensation in the vulva. Skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis affect the skin, and it can spread to the vulva, causing a burning sensation. Bacterial vaginosis, urinary tract infection, and genital herpes can also cause it.

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I am getting dry patches on my labia majora which itches and burns a lot. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been getting dry patches on my labia majora. One of the spots is hard, and if I squeeze it, they itch. Hard ones hurt on touching and have a burning sensation.  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you have a urine analysis, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), and a high vaginal swab to check the source of infection. If you have been suffering from any medical issue, it is better to have complete treatment for any health issue, like diabetes. Diabetes in...  Read Full »

What can be done to stop vulvar irritation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a burning sensation and pain in my vulva. I checked with a mirror, and there is excess skin at the bottom, and it is painful when I touch it. I am just wondering what this could be. What can be done to stop this irritation?  Read Full »


Dr. Senduran. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vulval pain (vulvodynia) or irritation is widespread. You need not be worried as it usually resolves with just proper hygienic precautions and minor treatment. This could be due to friction-induced skin infection or skin tag or other skin conditions like lichen scle...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing a burning sensation in the vagina after penetrative sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female with a height of five feet three inches and a weight of 154 lbs. When I have penetrating sex, I get a burning sensation in the vagina. Also, when the penis goes back and forth, I feel bad, and I try to push it out. It started ever since I had sex and my sex driv...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. It can be due to • Dryness caused due to infection, improper foreplay, dehydration, age factor, hormonal imbalance. You can try natural ways by increasing foreplay and lubrication. You can use lubricants KY Gel (which works bet...  Read Full »

What is the reason for having excessive white vaginal discharge?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting excessive white discharge out of my vagina. It is leaving white streaks in my innerwear. It has has a minor yeast smell. But, I do not feel itchy or burning sensation. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would have been better if you had given a few more details like your age, menstrual cycle, any other medical problems and sexual history. I will give the list of possibilities and their management here. It is most probably a candida infection, thick white curdy di...  Read Full »

What can be the reasons for itchy clitoris?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a scab-like sore surrounding my clitoris, and it is white, itchy, and sore. The opening of my vagina burns and is itchy and sore too, and has now started to itch on the skin between my anus and my vagina. I have been using external thrush cream, but it does not seem to be working ...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. I have gone through the details and images shared by you (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Please share the following information about your condition to help me assess your condition...  Read Full »

Why do I have rashes near and inside the vulva?

Query: Hello doctor, I have rashes near the vulva and inside the vulva. It causes a burning and itching sensation.  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry; I will help you with your concern. From history, this itching and burning could be due to fungal infection or trichomoniasis. I need to ask you a few questions, Since when do you have this? Do you have any discharge from the vagina? If yes, is it...  Read Full »

How to lighten my vulval darkness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a young teen of 16, and I am conscious of myself. I have found my vulva dark (almost dark brown). I sometimes have smelly vaginal discharge, but I guess it is normal as it does not cause any discomfort to me. I have been with symptoms of PCOD like sudden weight gain, surge in th...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Every female has a different vulva and you shoud not be conscious about your body. Vulva is normally more pigmented and it is absolutely normal. See if discharge is not associated with itching and burning then it is normal. Just practice good hygiene, change underpan...  Read Full »

I am having excessive discharge and abdominal pain after intercourse. Kindly suggest medications

Query: Hello doctor,I am a female nearing 40. My partner and I are sexually very active. A year ago, I was diagnosed for PID, and pap smear revealed nothing else. We both got treated and were fine for a few months. I am very clean, often wash before and after the act. We are both into oral too. Since a few...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the symptoms you described, it appears you must be having yeast infection like candidiasis. I would suggest you take a tablet Fluconazole 150 mg by mouth single tablet for you and your husband. Clingen forte vaginal pessary to be kept vaginally every night f...  Read Full »

Is lichen sclerosus a contagious disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with lichen sclerosus around my vulva a few months ago through biopsy. I am regularly using Dermol 500 lotion instead of soap to wash the area and applying Dermovate cream. However, I have developed a cut in the skin at the back of my vagina, which is not healing now...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. Thanks for taking time to upload latest pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) of the lesions on both partner's genitalia.  Read Full »

I have vulvodynia, will I always have this? Have you seen this cured in your experience?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 48 years old and have been in good health. I have not been officially diagnosed, but I think my issue is some form of vulvodynia.  Symptoms started as discomfort as if something was digging around my panty line. This went away completely for three weeks. Then again started to get ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is vulvodynia (chronic vulvar pain) and the most preferred treatment for it is antidepressants like Amitryptilline. Alternatively, topical heat applied with a heating pad can reduce pain in some women with vulvodynia. Local anesthetic as used by you can provide good...  Read Full »

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