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 an 18-year-old and I see white dead skin in my inner vaginal flap whenever I clean them. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old, and for the past couple of months, whenever I clean my inner vagina flap white dead skin is seen. I went to my gynecologist the first time and she said I had a yeast infection so I took medication and everything but it still did not go. I did another swab and my re...  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that you are troubled by the presence of a thick white discharge on your labia, if you do not have itching or foul smell it is less likely to be a yeast infection. Have you tried applying antifungal cream on the outside, not inside the vagina? I suggest yo...  Read Full »

I have irritation on my inner vaginal lips, tiny bumps, and dryness. What could be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a bit of irritation on the inner lips near my vagina, it feels like cuts almost, and I believe it is due to sex. I can see the tiniest bumps on my inner lips as well, but I am not sure if those are just vaginal glands. What could be the cause of vaginal dryness?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It could be minor vaginal trauma, injury during sex, sexually transmitted infection, pelvic infection, infective lesion, abscess, or wart. Take one high vaginal swab to check for any infection or infective organism. Observe for any local bleeding in case of trauma. I...  Read Full »

I used to masturbate vigorously and have had irritation and tingling in my vagina. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,My vagina has been tingling, hurting, and feeling irritated. I used to masturbate vigorously through clothes almost every day. I used to wear tight underwear, shorts, and jeans, which have contributed to this pain. I am worried that I have caused nerve damage to this area or caused it t...  Read Full »

Dr. Riyazudeen A. S.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. I have a few questions for you. Any redness over the vaginal region on the lateral side (bruises). Any burning sensation during urination? Any white discharge or brown vaginal discharge? Any history of int...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing vaginal itching after having unprotected sex, despite taking medictions. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex a few days ago with my new partner, and my vagina started itching the next day. I have taken medication for thrush and yeast infection but the itching is still present. It cannot be an STD because the symptoms started too quickly, correct? What could cause itching 24...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Sometimes old STDs (sexually transmitted disease) becomes active after being dormant for some time. It is better to take precautions and get the necessary help. I would suggest the following- 1) Have a vaginal swab and s...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing irritation, swelling, and yellowish discharge from the vagina after having unprotected sex. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex for the first time a few years back. I am 18 years old. My partner's penis is quite big, and it did hurt a lot. He wasn't exactly going slow the whole time, either. It was unprotected sex, also. That same night I began to realize I was producing abnormal amounts of discharge o...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. In the pictures, you have sent (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), the cuts are not clear, but the discharge is. As you have described, you had penetrative sex for the first time and had bleeding as well, which was due to ...  Read Full »

I am suffering from vaginal discomfort, including itching and runny, foul-smelling discharge. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from vaginal discomfort, including itchiness and discharge that is runny and smells bad. Itches in the vagina are very worse at night. Levonorgestrel was discontinued two months ago to try to get conceived. However, I took a recent prenatal blood test, human immunodeficiency vir...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please send me your complete history. When have you taken sexually transmitted infection tests? You can have treatment if you only had a high vaginal swab recently. I suggest you take a tablet of Doxycycline 100 mg twice daily and a Metronidazole 400 mg eight hours f...  Read Full »

I have not had a good period flow for the past six months and have a foul-smelling discharge. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old and a virgin. I have not had a good period flow for the past six months. Six months ago, I got my periods, which lasted only two days. Then for two months, I did not have my period, and three months back, I had my period but no bleeding; only my vaginal discharge was bri...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It seems to be due to a mixed infection. Clean the vagina with vaginal wash regularly. Use Clingen vaginal tablets (Clindamycin and Clotrimazole) on your vagina one dosage per day. Take capsule Itraconazole 200 mg, one dosage per day. Also, t...  Read Full »

I noticed vaginal irritation on the last day of my period and bleeding only when I wiped but not on the pad. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am coming to the end of my period and have noticed internal vaginal irritation or mild itching at the last day. Also, I am only bleeding when I wipe, and no blood is on my pads anymore. I am on the pill, so my periods are usually very consistent, but I have not had this before. Is th...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Oral contraceptive pills can have some effects on the body that differ from person to person according to physiology. For example, itching can be due to infection, an allergy to tampons, any fabric, locally used cos...  Read Full »

Why is my vagina itchy, foul-smelling, and painful while peeing?

Query: Hello doctor, There has been itchiness in my vagina for the past few months. My vagina hurts when I pee, and it also has a bad smell. Why so? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you are suffering from a sexually transmitted infection causing the smell. So, I suggest you the following instructions mentioned below. 1. Avoid using antifungal cream as recurrent use can danger the ...  Read Full »

I have an extremely swollen, red, and itchy clitoris without discharge. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past two days, my clitoris has been extremely swollen (a little bit bigger than a pea) and red. Yesterday it began to itch or sting, making it difficult to sleep. I thought it was a yeast infection, but I did not see any discharge. This has been very difficult to deal with, and...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Either you got an infection by having sex, or you have got local inflammation, but as you said, it is spreading to other parts, so that it could be an infection. So giving a high vaginal swab and local swab or skin ...  Read Full »

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