Though itching of vagina is a very embarrassing thing but this should not keep you from getting it checked. An itchy vagina could be something major that needs your attention.
Though it may not be easy to talk about, vaginal itching can be a major annoyance. In some cases, vaginal itching can be a symptom of a more serious issue. What causes this itch? As a part of Women's Health Awareness, here are 7 common reasons:
Not a very glorious thing to disclose but vaginal itch is real. It is a very common problem amongst women these days. However, it is certainly not a problem to over look.
A not-so-normal pH can cause vaginal itch. A change in diet, sex or stress can trigger common symptoms such as itchiness or burning. Thick and white discharge is also very common in this. Candida is a type of yeast infection.
Something common like Yeast infection, Bacterial Vaginosis is caused by imbalance in healthy bacteria and change in pH, an elevated vaginal discharge that would smell like fish and the discharge would be grey and white/pale in color. Also, you might experience burning sensation while urinating.
The perfumes, additives and other chemicals that is present in the products like condoms and lubricants causes skin irritation. Apart from itchiness, you may also see rednessm, swelling and skin thickening.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
Precautions are better in STDs because there are no cures to it. Practice safe sex is advisable to you if you are sexually active. Herpes, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are all the infections that can give you itching following with sensations of burn and pain.
When hormone levels fluctuates in body when you are pregnant or having your periods, you can experience vaginal itching, which is not that serious. Yet you should keep a close check on hygiene factors. Other than this, you can expect dryness to be the cause of pain and itchiness.
If you are suffering itchiness or pain, there is nothing to be embarrassed about. Consult a doctor and they may prescribe you a cream or medication to heal it.
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