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 have small bumps in my private area and it is itching. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from itching that I thought would go away on its own, but it seems like it is just getting worse. I have no sexual contact or history, no unusual discharge or smell. But I have noticed these white spots over my vulva, inner lips, and anus. And then sometimes the s...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. 1) The picture of multiple bumps (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) on your vaginal walls is called vestibular papillomatosis. This is a typical skin variation and needs no treatment. This will also not cause itching or...  Read Full »

Can masturbation cause severe itchiness and swelling in the vagina?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 18 years old with a weight of 58 kilograms and a height of five feet one inch. I am questioning to know whether I have a yeast infection because I have some symptoms such as the red, swollen vagina, clumpy discharge, severe itchiness, and burning while peeing. I am having these sympto...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. From the symptoms, you have mentioned, it looks like yeast or candidal infection which requires examination and treatment with antifungal. Hence, I would recommend visiting your health care provider for the same. To put your mind, easing ma...  Read Full »

Can you get a vaginal infection through intercourse with a person having Kaposi's sarcoma?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from vaginal itchiness and discharge for the last few months. No visible sores around my vagina, and the discharge is odorless. I have been to the hospital three times, and they repeated Metronidazole and Amoxicillin antibiotics along with medicine for yeast in...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Since you have been treated for all STI (sexually transmitted diseases) and yeast infections and as the problem persists, it may be one of the two possible causes. 1) Hormonal imbalance such as estrogen reduction can cause itchiness, ...  Read Full »

What causes itching and irritation in the vaginal area?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a lot of itching and irritation in the vaginal area. I observed a slight itching sensation in the vagina starting from the last week. Day by day, it irritates me a lot. Please help me to prevent this. I am not under any medication.  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Itching and irritation around the vaginal area could be due to vaginal yeast infection, bacterial infection or urinary infection or poor hygiene, or contact dermatitis (to clothes or panties). You could try the following methods to reduce these symptoms: 1) Do not ...  Read Full »

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