What causes vaginal itching?

What causes vaginal itching?

You won’t believe this...

But did you know that you can have vaginal itch without a yeast infection?

One of the first things that vagina owners assume when their vaginas start to itch is that they have yeast infection.

And although it might be true for a lot of cases, there are also many potential reasons for it.


Bacterial vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis is an infection that may be caused by douching or even using uncleaned sex toys.

It’s often treated with oral antibiotics, a cream, or vaginal antibiotic gel.

But you can start preventing the overgrowth of bad bacteria by cleaning your sex toys after every use, and cleaning your downstairs regularly.


Pubic lice

These small, crab-like critters cause itching in the vaginal and pubic areas intensely.

They typically cling to pubic hair but they may also attach to other places of the body with coarse hair.

An over-the-counter lice-killing lotion can be used to treat pubic lice.

Severe cases may necessitate the use of a topical prescription medicine.


Hormone changes

As you age, your estrogen levels decline.

So some changes in your physiology can sometimes lead to an itch down there.


Contact Dermatitis

Contact dermatitis causes an itchy rash and may be caused by an allergic reaction to an irritating substance such as latex condoms, lubricants, spermicides, uncleaned sex toys, or even tight clothing and body wash.

It’s difficult to ignore vaginal itch.

But, if at all possible, resist the impulse to scratch.

Scratching sensitive vaginal tissues could cause inflammation and infection.

If you have persistent vaginal itch, consult your doctor or gynecologist for a proper diagnosis unless you are certain you have a yeast infection.
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