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Vaginal Itching

Vaginal itching can result from exposure to irritants like harsh soaps, ointments, detergents, and toilet papers, eczema, psoriasis, vaginal yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, sexually transmitted diseases, menopause, and stress. To prevent vaginal itching, avoid using scented and harsh soap and detergents, and wear loose-fitting clothes.

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I am experiencing itching in my labia majora. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 39 years old, married, and have three kids. I am experiencing itching in my vulva or labia majora, a certain part of it, the inner top. The itching part of the skin is kind of hard to feel compared to the skin that is not affected, which is soft. The itching started over a month a...  Read Full »


Dr. Daswani Deepti Puranlal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I know itching creates a lot of discomfort and hampers your daily routine. As per the details, it seems like you have developed an infection. If it is associated with thick discharge, it should be fungal, which usually has this kind of it...  Read Full »

Please suggest a medication for my vaginal itching.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 46-year-old female. For the past year, I have been experiencing irregular periods. There have been no periods for six months, then they started again the following month. Just after a week of the periods ending, I am having PMS (premenstrual syndrome) symptoms like breast pain, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, We welcome you to icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. As per your description, these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalance (perimenopausal stage). However, since you also have vaginal itching, it could be due to infection (vaginit...  Read Full »

Why am I having vaginal itching before and after my periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I have no STDs, and I have undergone treatment for my itchy vagina for over a year, but the itchiness still persists. There is no discharge or swelling, but it is particularly itchy before and after my periods. I have used oral medications, lotions, and everything, but it will not go a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, We welcome you to icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. Such itchiness can be associated with sanitary pads, as you mentioned experiencing itching after periods. It could be related to the use of sanitary pads, as allergies can cause such...  Read Full »

Why do I have discharge with burning and itching in my vagina?

Query: Hello doctor,There is some thrush coming out of my vagina and it is slightly yellowish like cottage cheese and along with that, my vagina is burning, itching, and inflamed.  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have you been treated for any other health issue like diabetes or any other chronic issue? If yes, it is better to have a regular check-up and proper treatment for that. Diabetes increases risks for infections. Overtreatment can destroy normal vaginal flora to make it m...  Read Full »

I am worried about the recurrence of bacterial vaginosis and also I was diagnosed with human papillomavirus two months ago. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. I keep getting BV (bacterial vaginosis). I need to see a gynecologist this week to know what I have but this time the outside of the vagina is inflamed, itchy and there is a presence of discharge. Right now it is only a little bit of discomfort with a yellowish disch...  Read Full »


Dr. Joshi Shalaka Kishor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I would like to know if you have received any treatment for bacterial vaginosis. Following are a few tips to avoid recurrence: Avoid using vaginal wash etc. available in the market. Avoid washing private part...  Read Full »

I have sores on my vulva with a bad odor and itching. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to find out the possible cause of the sores on my vulva and itching. While I was on my period, I noticed my vulva started itching, and after my periods finished, I noticed an unpleasant odor from my vagina. Now, I have noticed my vulva looking red, and it is still itching. I am won...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. There could be several possible causes of the sores and itching on your vulva. Here are a few possibilities: 1. Vulvitis: This is an inflammation of the vulva, which can cause redness, itching, and soreness. It can be caused by a variety of ...  Read Full »

Can a pregnant woman take Doxycycline for vaginal itching?

Query: Hello doctor, I am ten weeks and six days pregnant and suffer from itching in my vagina and butt hole. My gynecologist suggested washing the vagina with Intiwash liquid, inserting a Candi -CL capsule inside the vagina, and taking Doxt-SL capsule antibiotics two tablets a day after food. Is it safe t...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. Doxt-SL (Doxycycline and Lactobacillus) tablet is not safe during pregnancy, so it is better not to take it. It interferes with the teeth and bone development of the baby. Itching near the vaginal area and the butt ...  Read Full »

What to do for breast lumps with sensitivity in the nipple and vaginal itching?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two problems. One is with my breasts. I have lumps in my breasts, and the nipples curve inward sometimes. They are sensitive to touch. I need to know if this could be breast cancer or just a growth. My other problem is my vagina. I have been having problems for over a month. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You said that your breast has a lump. If the lump is central and your areola is bulging out than a normal developing breast with a solid and hard lump, then you should consult a doctor. Increased sensitivity is also because of your age. Secondly, vaginal itching and ...  Read Full »

Why do I have burning sensation on inner walls of vagina?

Query: Hi doctor, I have burning sensation and itching on internal walls of vagina after sex and after ovulation. I am facing this problem for the past 6 to 8 months. For past 1 week, I am unable to have sex and while passing urine the nerve pains. We are trying to get pregnant for more than 7 years. Curre...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering that there is itching and burning over the vaginal walls and burning near the urethra after sex as well indicates that you may have contracted mixed vaginosis infection which is a combination of both bacterial vaginosis and vaginal candidiasis often accom...  Read Full »

Why do I urinate often with vaginitis and anal itching?

Query: Hello doctor,I have frequent urination, vaginal itching, vaginal discharge (no smell) anus itching, pelvic pain, vaginitis, and lower back pain. I went to three different doctors and they said it looks like yeast or a bladder infection. They gave me medicine and it did not work. I am taking cranberr...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide expert opinions on your medical issues. According to your description, it looks like UTI (urinary tract infection) rather than a vaginal infection. To avoid such subsequent infections you should keep that area clean and dry, change undergarme...  Read Full »

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