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Vulval itching

Itchiness of the vulva is almost never caused by a sexually transmitted infection, but is usually a result of thrush or a skin condition. The lips of the vulva (the labia) are covered by ordinary skin, so the area can be affected by conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. And sometimes only the vulval skin is affected, so the diagnosis may come as a surprise.
The usual mistake with vulval itching is to assume that you have thrush, and keep on applying anti-thrush creams that you have bought from a pharmacy. This may actually worsen the condition, because you can become allergic to some of the ingredients. If an anti-thrush cream does not deal with the problem within a few days, or if the itching comes back, see your doctor. If you have a skin condition, and not thrush, you need the appropriate treatment.
This section explains the most common causes of vulval itching and what you can do about them. And you can find more information about thrush and trichomoniasis in the section on genital infections.
Thrush is a fungal infection caused by Candida albicans. About 1 woman in 5 has Candida in her vagina without it causing any symptoms. Hormones in the vaginal secretions and the friendly vaginal bacteria keep it at bay. But problems can arise when this natural balance becomes upset, and the Candida multiplies.
Thrush does not always cause a discharge – the main symptom is itching or soreness, and this gets worse in the week before a period. If there is a discharge, it is usually only slight, does not smell and looks like cottage cheese.
Trichomoniasis. Infection with Trichomonas vaginalis can be itchy.
Psoriasis is a skin condition that can be extremely itchy when the genitals are involved. The skin usually becomes bright red, often with painful cracks. The affected area may extend to the groin and to around the back passage (the anus) and between the buttocks. Psoriasis on other parts of the body is scaly (check your scalp, knees and elbows), but in the vulval area it tends to be smooth. You can have psoriasis on the vulva without having it anywhere else on your body.
Lichen sclerosus is another extremely itchy skin condition affecting the vulva. The itching is often so bad that it can affect a sufferer's sleep. It is most common around the menopause and in girls just before puberty, though it can occur at any age. Its cause is a mystery. The skin looks thin and pale, and the area around the anus may also be affected. If it is not treated, the lips of the vulva eventually shrink, the vaginal opening narrows and sex becomes painful and can tear the skin.
Treatment of this condition is simple, and your doctor can prescribe a special steroid cream.
Allergies and sensitivities can cause redness and itching. The vulval area seems to be very sensitive to chemicals, probably because the vulva is moist and warm conditions that favour the absorption of chemicals by the skin. It is possible to develop an allergy to almost any chemical substance that comes into contact with the vulva, such as may be present in:
  • skin creams (including anti-thrush creams)
  • perfumes in soaps, bubble baths, shower gels and shampoos
  • disinfectants
  • washing powders and fabric softeners
  • clothing dye (especially yellow)
  • self-adhesive sanitary pads
  • deodorants (including ‘intimate’ ones).

In the past, it was thought that the enzymes in bio washing powders were particularly likely to cause an itchy allergy, but this seems to be a myth (British Journal of Dermatology 2008;158:1177–81).

Excessive washing can irritate the vulval area. Older women who may find it difficult to get into a bath may worry about personal hygiene, with the result that they wash the area too much. There is no need to wash several times a day – once is sufficient.
Vulval intraepithelial neoplasia is a condition that usually affects older women, and causes itchiness in only a small area. It occurs because the skin in that area has become abnormal. There is a risk that it could develop into a skin cancer of the vulva, so it is important to see your doctor if you suspect you have this condition. Cancer of the vulva is very rare, and tends to affect mainly older women; itching can be the first sign, or there may be a lump or a sore.
Stress or anxiety can cause itching. When you are stressed or anxious, your nervous system is on alert, and small sensations can become amplified into unpleasant itching or even pain. So it is not imaginary, it is real.

What you can do about vulval itching

  • Start by trying to eliminate anything that could be causing an allergy or sensitivity – look at the dos and don’ts for vulval problems. Avoid swimming while you have the irritation – the chlorine may make it worse.
  • If you have been applying cream from the pharmacy for more than 1 week, and you still have the problem, stop using it. You may have developed a sensitivity to one of the ingredients.
  • If the itch is really bad, you may be scratching in your sleep, causing more damage. Keep your fingernails short and wear cotton gloves when you go to bed (you can buy them from a pharmacy).
  • If you think thrush is a possibility, look at the information on thrush in the genital infections section.

If itching is disturbing your sleep, antihistamine medication at bedtime may help. Ask your pharmacist for a ‘sedating’ antihistamine.

Written by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Edited by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Last updated: Monday, December 3rd 2012


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Posted by Optional on 14/02/2014 at 12:07

No mention of the relationship between oestrogen and candida which then drives vulval psoriasis. Then throw in the complication that I'm post menopausal and can't be on HRT due to the fact that it drives candida and therefore psoriasis!

Posted by Mummy 2 on 19/01/2014 at 08:43

My personal area is itchy and cracking on the bit by my clit. I have ezma. But it has never gone there b4. Is it my ezma. I have tryed thrush creams

Posted by Optional on 07/01/2014 at 01:16

Please help very itchy,red swollen inner vagina lips and founs white spot and squeezed it and puss came out also have white discharge I'm freaking out what is this and how do I stop the itching ??

Posted by Optional on 27/12/2013 at 12:09

I have been swimming in a chlorine pool for excercise for my heart condition. I think I have picked up the thrush via the chlorine pool. My doctor diagnosed thrush by a swab. I am now on Caneston Would warfarin cause the thrush as well. It has made me feel unwell plus the itchiness.

Posted by Optional on 13/12/2013 at 03:28

Hello, I have irritated skin around the bottom of my vaginal opening and perineum. Slightly itchy but always uncomfortable. I keep clean and I don't sleep around. I have no stds. Please help? It's making my life so awkward!

Posted by Optional on 30/11/2013 at 02:52

I have been on candidiasis treament but no change with discharge and sores

Posted by Optional on 30/09/2013 at 03:54

I ordered Diprosone cream (15 grams) over and got 100% relief from the itching.

Posted by He>i on 25/07/2013 at 11:36

So I've had a yeast infection and my doctor has given me the tiny pink pill. In having that infection the right labia was swollen, it was hard for me to sit down I also had papules in and around my vaginal opening and peeing was horrible! But after taking 2 of those pills I believe I was cured. Until just recently I've had sex with my bf and the itching came back along with those tiny papules which look like cuts. My right labia also swelled up again. Idk if its a skin infection because my gland down there is clogged or what!? Please help!!

Posted by Optional on 04/07/2013 at 03:49

I have been dealing with itchy vulva since 2006 when I found out I had cervical cancer and had total hysterectomy. My Dr. said then the itxh may or may not be related to the cancer. I still have the itch and vulva lips and skin feel like its shrinking and thinning out. When I scratch it relieves the itch, it seems orgasmic. Dr. said they call it "orgasmic itch". I am glad to read this and know what some possible reasons for this.

Posted by Geraldine on 04/06/2013 at 09:52

hi, I have been suffering with an itchy bottom mainly at night time, and thought this was due to worms. I have de-wormed myself on several occasions, with the problem getting better, but never really resolved. I have now started to itch around my vulva too, and the tissue is now red, with a slight white coloured discharge. please help.

Posted by girl on 04/06/2013 at 09:36

i need help on what type of medication ihave to get. ease help ! ican tell ihave a yeast infection but im also iychy down their in my vulva. is it because of the infection? or the small hard pea like balls i have under my skin in my libia. I need to know ASAP. This has been going on for months exept for the yeast infection. Im very scared and worrie ; HELP ! Please and thank you!

Posted by Optional on 14/05/2013 at 02:41

White growth from vagina to outer lips with terrible itching, done the yeast treatments no help. tried all yeast infection treatments no help. tried the vinegar in bath water, no perfume soap, use cotton underwear, no fabric softner, I found a cream that helps with the itching called Neogyn. However it has not gone away, urination realy causes a sting/burn/itch. Any ideas on how to get rid of this?

Posted by Tombi on 02/05/2013 at 05:55

Vulvar become thicken and labia also disorder and vular itching and sometimes. Please tell me about the treatment

Posted by Optional on 23/04/2013 at 04:53

I have thrush and nothing seems to be working the over counter pills and cream don't work tries natural yoghurt that helps abit I want rid for good can any one help .

Posted by filly on 07/04/2013 at 06:00

I had this same problem for 4 months and went crazy trying to improve the situation. My doctor prescribed cortisone cream for the itching. Helped a tiny bit but it kept returning with a vengeance. Sprayed some Bactine on the area presto more itch. The swelling is gone, itching gone, peeling skin gone. I continue spraying twice a day for 5 days now with great success. I believe this is bacterial and doctors are not familiar with this infection. Very painful and annoying. Nice to be able to sleep again. The spray doesn't burn and soothes on contact.

Posted by Optional on 06/04/2013 at 07:38

Have vulvar and vaginal soreness for many years, tests are usually normal, once had 40 leucocytes, nothing helps, can'r sleep due to noctiuria.

Posted by swathi on 19/03/2013 at 03:33

i am pregnant in 6weeks 4days and i have some itching problem in my toilet place it is effected my baby or it is one of the symptoms please tell me i am so tensed

Posted by Optional on 18/03/2013 at 07:35

I\'m in need of some help. My vagina has been itching form hard wiping. Ive tryed antibiotic cream and it hasn't gone away. Toilet paper hurts finger and it hasen\'t stoped itching. There is no white discharge and I\'m not sexually active. I would really like some help.

Posted by Severe vaginal soreness, mild itching on 18/03/2013 at 01:37

Please help, dont know what is causing these symptoms?

Posted by sandy on 16/03/2013 at 03:24

Hi glad I found this site maybe I can get some help. It all started with getting woke up one night from an itchy spot on the right lip on my vigina. But within a week that one itchy spot starting spreading from top to bottom. I have scratched it so much my skin is peeling off and it white when it comes off. But now my whole vagina and butt area is so raw and sore. I can't sleep I can't walk around heck I can't go the bathroom. Please someone help

Posted by Embarrassed on 12/03/2013 at 08:16

Just yesterday i had intercourse and now today near the bottom of my vagina the skin cloer ti the anus is sore and i would say itches really and it is now a little flappy and stretched out. Could this be because of rough intercourse or could i have Thursh. I do not have discharge i am a few days away from getting my period.

Posted by Phumy on 11/03/2013 at 03:23

I have taken detox and i finish the treatment , then i develop some whitish inside and outside my vagina. It still itching and it start to smell badly now. I no longer associates my self with others, i really want to know how can i stop this itching.

Posted by Rachael on 27/02/2013 at 06:31

Hi Georgia - if you've shaved down there it sounds as if you've got a shaving rash. Trim, don't shave!

Posted by georgia on 25/02/2013 at 07:22

I've had these like I don't know they look like spots I'm only 3 mounth pregnat and I got them this week affter shaveing near the bottom of my vigina ? Can any one help ?

Posted by Optional on 21/02/2013 at 10:27

Itchy and sore on vagina lips also large splits on them to

Posted by Optional on 21/02/2013 at 12:10

Dear Doc I have recently had redness around my bum and private part also I have bumps that are really itchy around my vag Im scared to tell my mum and I am not sure if I have a condition

Posted by on 23/01/2013 at 01:04

To Ouch (18/01/2013) and 40 year old Female ... (16/01/2013). Thank you for your comments. We have more information on 'Thrush in women' at , including a list of symptoms (includes cracks in the skin) and advice on treatments. We hope you tackle it, move on.

Posted by Ouch on 18/01/2013 at 01:33

I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced super uncomfortable cuts and extremely dry sensitive skin around the anus with thrush .... It's so painful I assume it has to be herpes but have had swabs and bloods and they both come back negative. The main symptoms of thrush tend to be itching which I don't have .. Could it be something else or is it really just a bad case of thrush ?

Posted by 40 year old Female with several bacterial/ yeast inf on 16/01/2013 at 04:13

Had several bacterial inf with odor. 3 Different Types antibiotics. Usually work. Now have Alot of itching And discomfort with yeast infection from last antibiotic Heavy dose med 4 pills one day for bacterial inf and know 1 day Diflucan. Took pill yesterday now day 2 after yeast pill and Symptoms still There!!! Itchy irritated and discharge' Could it be more bacteria? So tired of these problems and being cautious W/ personal care and no sex to irritate either during these Times. Ideas???

Posted by neha on 13/01/2013 at 04:29

hello Doc i am 22 yrs old. Had intercourse 5 years back. After that i never had sex. n evrything was normal. but few months back my vagina outer part started itching and it itches mostly during the night time. Now almost 7 months passed it itches daily only during the night time. And my periods and all are normal. Should i be worried? . N what should i take to stop this itching?

Posted by Optional on 05/12/2012 at 05:03

I have vulval itch before my pregnancy started,now I am in 8th week of pregnancy.what can I use to treat it,it's really getting worse,yesterday I thought it stopped but it did again I got to scratch it.assistence needed,thanking you.

Posted by Optional on 03/12/2012 at 08:06

I have itching in my vagina and it appears to get worse with stress and eating dairy foods. I have seen the doctor.

Posted by Optional on 23/11/2012 at 09:30

If im not touching or scatching my vulva and bumps still apear and i itch so bad,and it feels like something is crawling under my skin what could i do to stop from itching so bad..cook county

Posted by Optional c watson on 20/11/2012 at 10:23

Please check out Psoriasis of the vulva. Its very common and difficult to shift. Many of you will find this matches your diagnoses. You dont have to be a sufferer of the condition. It CAN occur out of the blue. If all else has failed its probable that this is the answer to your problem.

Posted by help on 24/10/2012 at 02:40

I have a red lump sticks out it burns its itchy is red it goes down in the shower or warm compress n it won't hurt then too

Posted by maz on 10/10/2012 at 04:36

I think I need to see the doctor, my sweat rash Naver goes away,preaviousley i was treated for TB, I'm preagnant now nd Im due on the 28 of November, iv had rash since I was 16 years of age iv always had a fishy smell but it has gone away now but I still get a rash especialy wen I eat some foods, ur information was usefull but I think I need to see doctor. Thank you.x

Posted by JB on 20/09/2012 at 11:06

I though I was going crazy, then I found the following website, with information from Australian specialists in the field, and it made so much sense... It's very interesting and so very helpful! A visit to one of the doctors in the article (how lucky that they were just an hour's drive away) made a huge difference. My advice is that it is well worth taking the time, effort and expense to find and see a specialist dermatologist/gynaecologist.

Posted by Anne on 18/09/2012 at 06:27

i am experiencing a very itchy vulva area, and it is quite red and it is cracked and bleed lightly. Can someone help me?

Posted by Helpless on 18/09/2012 at 10:35

Hi i have been itching and scratching for about 6 months , married with 3 children ...around my labia it is extremely itchy where i am at the stage where i am unable to work from the discomfort and have sexual intercourse with my husband...i have been to gyno had swabs which comes back with step b and went today he said i have chronic vulviatis using Dermaid cream taking Amoxycillin anti biotics and Antihistamine so i can sleep at night ....Please pls help thankyou very embarrassing

Posted by Optional on 29/08/2012 at 05:15

Im 17 years old. My vulva has some redness and very mild itching. I dont know the cause of it. I doubt its an std or sti because ive only had sex with my boyfriend and hes verrryyy punctual when it comes to his hygene. Im trying to narrow down the possibilities of where this came from but its impossible! Help?

Posted by Optional on 27/08/2012 at 01:45

what about a button on the vagina that is not inflamed

Posted by Optional on 25/08/2012 at 09:55

Still having problem with itching . Have had a 3 night course of dont think its on the peri menopause. Changed all washing powder and so forth.but still itching.was wondering if there was any over counter creams i could buy.really stressing me out now.

Posted by Optional on 28/07/2012 at 11:36

For those with itching ...... A Epsom salts bath with aple cider vinagar in it every night has worked for me. I also have soreness between my vagina and anus. I'm going to put lanalin on it and see if that helps... I feel like I have tried everything else. Hope this helps.

Posted by Optional on 16/07/2012 at 01:45

hi i am a 23 years old, in april this year i noticed boils on my vulval area with 2-3 enlarged and tender lymph nodes.i thought it was because of a razor that i used. they gradually disappeared in a span of 2 weeks but reappeared again after a week reappeared again. this is a continuous cycle until June end. now there are no boils but lymph nodes are still present 4 in number.and since 2 weeks in July i have sever itching around my labia majora and during washing there is mild burning sensation and soreness. i haven't been menstruating since February this year and also i menstruated only thrice in the past year. i am obese for my age with BMI is 35. kindly help

Posted by Optional on 10/07/2012 at 02:37

some of you might be experiencing the effects of pinworms. i was experiencing extreme vaginal itch, particularly at night. there was no smell or discharge. i went to see 3 doctors about it. it was not a yeast infection or an STD, nor was it an allergic reaction. The third doctor finally diagnosed me with pinworms, which normally effect the anal region but in some cases can cause vulvar irritation. she wrote me a prescription, but there is an over the counter medication called pin-x that should work. After taking the medication, the irritation has gone away completely. Just be careful about washing hands to avoid re-infecion. Hope this helps!

Posted by Leyla on 07/06/2012 at 07:30

Im glad im not alone. I've only just read this and found some good cream that was listed on the "do's" in the "do's and dont's", It's not bad, but on the side of my labia or on the skin in my vagina it is sometimes sore and hurts if I lean on it or put to much pressure on it, but its not usually a problem. But Uh-Oh to the "Avoid swimming pools as chlorine makes it worse" and a few more, because I recently have done this. Im going to put the cream on later and see what happens, I will put it on tonight and see the result in the morning, if it seems more painful I will deffinitely quit it. Fingers crossed and touch wood! Leyla.

Posted by Rita on 07/06/2012 at 11:08

Just in case this helps anyone, I thought I'd share what has helped me deal with the crazy itching I've been experiencing for the last month or so. Some background info: I'm very familiar with yeast infections, having suffered for two decades with reoccurring episodes. I'm also not sexually active, ruling out std's. I am menopausal, hence dryness is more the issue than anything. The area that is affected is the tissues covering my clitoris and nearby vulva but stops there. When I first noticed the itching I just figured it must be something to do with yeast so I started using my stash of Canesten, applying a couple times a day...but it didn't go away instead it's only gotten much worse, which led me to this site. So after reading about the possibility of allergic reaction,, I decided (out of desperstion) to try Benadryl cream that I use for bee stings etc. Now, other than a sensation of heat, there's finally no itch!!! Whether or not this will deal with the issue only time will tell, and of course, I plan to see the doctor ASAP! As for anyone concerned about being embarrassed when seeing a dr., you need to realize that, 1st of all, they are trained to look for very specific clues as to what is going on (and no checking out your genitalia like a teenager) and 2ndly, they've seen thousands of vaginas of all sizes and ages so yours won't shock them either...just a thought to consider :)

Posted by Anonymous on 07/06/2012 at 09:35

For the past 4 MONTHS , i've had this terrible itching, particulalry at night, its terrible, my doctors have given me hydrochrortisone But it doesnt do ANYTHING !!! Now they believe its all in my head, just because they dont know what it is, and wont refer me to a gyno. Urghhh i feel like screaming its not in my bloody head, i'm waking up at 4am with and i'm crying its itching that much. No one bloody believes me and will help me, my mum is telling me to let it go. I really dont know what to do. Ive been to the doctors about 20x in the past 4 months and they are useless. Please Help

Posted by Optional on 24/05/2012 at 04:24

I have been dealing with this itching of the top part of my virgina lips. It wakes me up and I have been using vagisil and something called oxistat cream. I am going to try an antihistimine tonight and give my doctor a call. I would think that I have an std. But I know i better not because I just went through this with him. We were both seen and Aced all test.

Posted by Optional on 23/05/2012 at 06:03

I have had itching of the vagina and vulva area for two years and have used a lot of creams to try aand stop it with no joy can you help

Posted by Optional on 03/05/2012 at 10:16

I get this horrendous itch just before my period starts and u know now when I'm due on ! But the itch is between my anus and vagina and when I go to the toilet I just itch so crazy , whiping so hard that I make myself bleed ! But the itch is so bad it drives me insane and leaves me so sore afterwards. I've had this about a year so I don't know if it's menopausal ? I'm too embarrassed to see a doctor , it's not std as not sexually active.

Posted by Me on 08/04/2012 at 01:16

Stay away from caress soap!! My left labia bigger the the other because I can't stop touching it!!! Ugh

Posted by Optional on 07/04/2012 at 03:46

I'm seventeen and have had this problem for a while now. Actually a couple years. It's kind of embarrassing and I used to assume it was just because when I was you ger I hated wearing tampons. So I believed that if I stopped wearing pads during my period and mainly wore tampons it would stop. It hasn't. I've tried telling my mom but I wasn't sure how- I kind of described it like 'dandruff' but as I've grown older it's become more severe and is no longer JUST before or after a period- but all the time. I am a virgin, so I know it can't be any type of STD, and I am an athlete, so I guess I was just wondering- what us going on with my body and how can I make it stop? I'm not even sure if commenting here will bring help in any form? So i guess this is just for some type of peace of mind.

Posted by samy on 11/03/2012 at 09:02

ihv bn treatng a patient wth vulval itchines wth antifungal clotrimazole cream,itchines stl persistent,prior to that i had treated her uti wth vaginal candidiasis n she is nw ok bt labial itchines stl persistent.hw do i go abt that?

Posted by Optional on 10/03/2012 at 11:35

does anyone know a overthe counter (anything) that would help. this is driving me NUTS

Posted by Kim on 22/02/2012 at 04:27

I have had vaginal itching for over a year and nothing has really worked except a thrush treatment i got from mama nature. I asked if it would help and they said it would reduce the urge to itch. After using i still had a minor urge to itch but compared to the previous itching (unbearable) it was managabl. Mama nature also told me whilst using there product to resist the urge to itch as this causes more irritation and then itching. They also said there product kills bacteria and yeast and would make my vagina much helthier. I have not since had vaginal itching for three weeks now.

Posted by Optional on 08/01/2012 at 05:52

Just had an itch on d lip of my viagina but apply anti thrush cream it relieved me completly dont apply soap on ur viagina just wash wit water but always wash ur hands wit soap b/4 handing ur viagina it helps

Posted by Optional on 29/12/2011 at 07:39

The part is so much itchy before and after my periods.when i scratch it once a day i can survive til the end of it.

Posted by Nohope on 12/11/2011 at 05:21

Ive been itchy down there for 4 and a half years approximately started when my son was 6months.old. The dr has done pap smears and found nothing wrong with me. I was originally prescribed nystatin and Triamcinolone acetonide cream and was told it was a fungus it would go away in a week. Well its been 4years and nobody can figure out what is wrong. Ive seen many drs family and gyn its not anything im allergic to drs gave me runaround maybe its the detergent nope wrong again. I have used reg nystatin and that does not help but the Triamcinolone combined helps alot. I also cannot be too sexually active. The more sex I have the itchier I get. My poor bf goes days maybe weeks dry because I haven't seen the dr to get my cream. Im hopeless and think ill never know what is wrong.

Posted by Optional on 11/11/2011 at 01:46

please do not ignor your symptoms!!!! last year I went in thinking it was a yeast infection and it turned out to be vulvar cancer a year later im now going through radition but because it was caught early prognoises is good god bless

Posted by Jen on 29/10/2011 at 01:07

Im relieved after reading this. I was so scared it could have been an std or sti. Although some of my symptoms do scare me. I have itching almost constantly, everywhere down there from front to back and it's been going on for a month now. Ever since I got a self-diagnosed yeast infection. I bought monistat-3 day. I pu

Posted by Anonymous on 23/10/2011 at 10:59

i sometimes get itch at the air area around my vagina, especially few days after my periods. when i scratch the area sometimes gets so red and painful. i once/ twice got a hard lump near my anus, hurts only when play with it. I have a whitish, think vaginal discharge but it looks normal clear and drawing during ovulation period. i haven't had sex for a very long time and i don't get any pains in my abdomen either. I was diagnosed with Candida 3 years ago which i got when i was on TB treatment, but that was itchy all the times. wondering what could be the problem now

Posted by Emma on 16/10/2011 at 02:52

Wow! I'm glad I'm not alone here! I think it is time for me to bite the bullet and go to my GP. I've just been too embarrassed,and have been suffering in silence but the itching has become unbearable, to the point that it is keeping me awake at night! I don't know what it is. I self diagnosed myself with piles a while ago and brought the suppositories and cream to help this. and there was always itching but not this bad it has just escalated and now even my whole vagina is itchy which I've never had before! my skin is red sore and cracked because I can't not scratch! It really is driving me mad. Although I'm gonna be so embarrassed being examined, it's better than having to put up wiht this any longer! Come on everyone go get checked out!

Posted by Optional on 15/10/2011 at 12:50

READ THIS!!!! Severe itching started for me a few years after havinf my kids..It would get worse and Vagisil and other creams would work at first for a liitle while and then they stopped working all together, It makes me feel like I am going to go out of my mind. A friend told me about a cream that worked for her years ago so I asked my doctor for it and I think because nothing else worked and it would come and go randomly, he agreed.YAY! Guess what? It worked IMMEDIATELY.. I believe it was called Premarin..its a hormonal cream that u rub on your labia and I had no side effects. I too am very sensitive and have noticed now that it happens usually around my period, which tells me its hormonally related. However 10 years ago when it started I didnt notice if it was or not. I also would apply ice cold wet washcloth to the area and that provided some relief(temporarily of course) but was soothing. I hope this helps and believe me I know how horrible this is and u become a prisoner of your house cause who can be out in public scratching down there..good luck!!

Posted by Kitty on 05/10/2011 at 02:30

I have itchy vag lips during certain period, usually abt 1 or 2 weeks after my period too :( it often come with lots of discharge and can be quite smelly sometimes . It has been happening for years ald and I really hate all the discomfort . I once thought it was due to the pubic hair and went to shave them all but it doesn't help at all :/ I suspect I have yeast infections... Just to recommend a rather effective way( at least for me): when all the creams and washing doesnt help, try stuffing a piece of tissue in between the lips. This is to keep the skin on the vag lips dry. And after showing don't wear your underwear immediately. Let it air dry or you might want to use a hair dryer to dry it. This is to keep the area dry to avoid any infection . Pretty much of what I wanna share, hope it helps! :)

Posted by Optional on 16/09/2011 at 05:08

I too, have a itching problem down there, and it is only on one side. I've started using gold bond powder and it helps the itch, but does not cure it. When I stop using it, the itching starts again, usually at night.

Posted by Optional on 31/08/2011 at 11:51

this was so good comfirmed exactly what my doctor told me

Posted by Optional on 21/08/2011 at 10:53

Itching constantly is always uncomfortable. Try cleaning your area with white vinegar, or hydrogen peroxide and keep it moist with a good mosturizer cream, use hair conditioner on your pubic hairs after shower. Wash your underware in white vinegar and go without underware as much as possible for air to get to the area. Blow dry the area with a hair dryer of warm heat rather than use a towel. Towel rubbing can actually make it worse. These are a few suggestions I have used and they work well.

Posted by Optional on 18/08/2011 at 08:13

I had a loss of skin color around the vulva and anus. I was diagnosed with vaginal dystrophy. The symptoms include itching after urinating and loss of skin resulting in thinning of the outer walls of the vagina. Doctor prescribed a cream which returned the skin to its normal color and stopped the itching which resulted in the containment of further loss of vaginal wall. I still use the cream but on a reduced dosage and less often.

Posted by Optional on 15/08/2011 at 11:03

my labia on one side has become very itchy, i try not to scratch, but if I do, it becomes very intense and I feel I have to scrape my skin away. It is then very sore for days and becomes bright red and bleeds but if I don't scratch it drives me mad too.

Posted by Sun on 06/08/2011 at 06:49

Continous itchin in vagina aftr mensuration and also some pimples is coming out

Posted by Lily on 06/08/2011 at 03:14

My thrush hurts so much it's half 3 in the morning and I can't sleep it's that bad and none of the creams are helping! I just do not know what to try next

Posted by Optional on 05/08/2011 at 03:19

Every once in a while I itch very badly within the vag area and then after I itch it gets soar and burns and stings. It happens less when I'm on my period but I'm not on my period most of the time so it sucks. After it's soar and burning it takes a day to get back to normal But it only itches all over again I hate it. Help please

Posted by Optional on 21/07/2011 at 08:23

My inner labia have been itching for a few days now and its doesn't seem to go away. I have no unusual discharge, just the itch. The itch occurred about a week after having sex with my lover. I am worried that it may be an STD as we had sex without a condom because it slipped off while we were busy. Please help, I have no one to tell about my problem who might help.

Posted by Optional on 18/07/2011 at 06:48

Hi.. I have been having itching problems in the vag area and on my arms a little but mostly my vag area.. I want help to try and get this gone with out having to tell my parents because they will think I have STDs or something when I haven't been sexually acted this started happening after masterbation please help give me some ideas to get rid of the itching..

Posted by Optional on 07/07/2011 at 07:54

Its slightly itchy down there not too much.. Ad im getting more discharge than usual, it only slightly thiker than it usually is. I have also just started the pill so maybe that has something to do with it! Please help i hope its nothing serious!!!

Posted by Debbie on 06/07/2011 at 11:35

Itch in one place tried thrush creams not helping always itch at night when l get in bed

Posted by Optional on 05/07/2011 at 12:10

I found this very useful :)

Posted by purnima on 04/07/2011 at 02:09

i have itching problem.i am embarassed at consulting a doctor becoz of the hair at the urinating region.i need help

Posted by susan on 27/06/2011 at 10:03

put a video of a doctor showing a demonstration pointing to areas which may be affected or how thrush may feel or even some pictures of what thrush looks like i have never experienced thursh before and from reading this i half think i have thrush although some people i know who have had it have never said it is sore.

Posted by Optional on 18/06/2011 at 11:49

Absolutely dying right now. Can't sleep because of the pain, even sitting in front of my computer is a struggle! ): Scratched too hard today and BAM, instant swelling/cuts. i put bacitracin on it after reading something online but then i think it only started to burn more and i read that it was bad. so i showered and hopefully washed it out, but my vag. still hurts like a motherrrrr! i just have cuts on the right lip and above my clit. but ugh.. this is ridiculous. hate this so much ):

Posted by Anonymous on 09/06/2011 at 11:53

WELLLL this is SO annoying! I do not have any STDs as I have been tested (which of course is the most important thing) and I have a serious boyfriend. I can not be on the pill as I have tried several even the ones with very low risk of side effects and had horrible reaction so I use latex condoms. Now it turns out I get terrible yeast infection-like itching because of a sensitivity to latex. UGH

Posted by Optional on 05/06/2011 at 09:58

i have thin cuts between vagi a and anus, my skin changed colour towards white, have anal pain and it is painfule, it causes iching periodically, please help me

Posted by Optional on 31/05/2011 at 06:16

I started having itching on my private part last month immediately after my menstruation and cyprotab was prescribed for me, the itching stopped when i took it. The itching now came back after my menstruation this month and the discharge is yellow in colour, the clitoris becomes reddened and swollen when i scratch it. Please what should i do?

Posted by Optional on 11/05/2011 at 03:38

I have had vulva eczema since i was 20 years old. I am off sorbalene cream too wash with as it has petro chemicals and parabens. Im going to natropath now. And eat a lot a yogurt as it has good ingredients to keep skin moist and take fish oil every day.

Posted by Optional on 08/05/2011 at 03:12

used thrush cream for 2weeks.slite inprovement

Posted by Optional on 08/05/2011 at 12:04

I have had very perseistant yeast infections, been on diflocan forever, and used every cream in the book. Itch persisted throughout. I could say I never got 100% better. AFter testing for everything in the book with my gyno, dermatologists, infectious disease doctor, cultures, biopsys, and more cultures, plus allergy testing for candida allergy-negative, the only thing that comes up is a hypersensitivity to the area. AFter having such a long persistant bout with yeast, the area is hypersensitive, and still itches like crazy. It is controlled and treated with antihistimes like zyrtec and zantac. I am experimenting with natural herbal remedies for allergy like quercitan, vit. C and nettle. They seem to help as well. I hope this can fade over time.

Posted by Al" on 07/05/2011 at 08:24

Uhm i've had some annoying itching just on the left side inside, very rarely the right, for about four years now. I don't know what it is. I've looked down there and nothing looks odd. I get some strange discharge, which is usually clear, some times off yellow or cream, but it never smells and doesn't cause the itching. I can rule thrush out of it I believe as no "cottage cheese" as they say. I'm a virgin also ... I've never been touched by any one or object >>;;; So i don't think it would be and STD. I don't know what this itching is, as I don't use scented anything. My mum has REALLY sensitive skin, so all of our clothes are washed with things for sensitive skin. All i know, is that it really itches on the left inside, and i use the normal Canesten Cream on it, it stops it itching for a little while, or at least soothes it down (if i move or my knickers touch it it flares up again). It itches worse in summer when it gets hot O^O I really wish i could find out as I've practically tore the Internet apart looking for answers and found none. Also, my doctors are pretty useless so i'm worried about going to them, as they always cock everything up....(they thought i was self harming because i had scars from mosquito bites....i cant trust the doctors in my county) It really bothers me and makes it so difficult when i'm out and about with my friends >< I wish it would go away or that i at least knew what was causing it.

Posted by Betti on 05/05/2011 at 09:04

I occasionally get itching around my vulva, usually just after my period. I cure it with vaginal soap. It is amazing stuff! Oh, and a drop of cold cream usually for dry, patchy skin.

Posted by karen on 21/04/2011 at 04:19

im two months pregnant and out of known where my vagina around the pee whole area started itching badly feels so much better we I scratch the hell out of it's I dnt knw why hw or wat it means. Kinda embarrassed to go to the drs. It been for almost a week now its been like this dnt knw wat to do. Thought it was cuz I wasnt using 100% cotton underwear but I switched to it and still itches and I was daily wirh the same soap so cant be allergic to its. Does np et one knw wat its could be....... P.s been very stressed lately so could its be that like they said

Posted by Anonymous on 19/04/2011 at 11:24

RIGHT,My best help yet....I think my itching is due to sweating in the genital area that has caused thickening, itching and chafting , split skin, for the past 4 yrs! TRY washing with aloe vera anti bact soap in the shower, then as long as you can stand COLD rinse, Hairdryer on cold setting to dry completely, then apply Lanacane talc to all of genital and anal regions. got this regime down to 10 mins 3 times a day and today only twice!!!! apply talc whenever needed between washes(keep a small bottle in my bag when out)Also wash all undies with non bio (or go without when poss, if your female) and also all towells and bedding....Best help in 4 yrs after spending hundereds on creams lotions and potions, big mistake keeps the area moist and it needs to be dry! good luck

Posted by just want answers on 17/04/2011 at 04:21

I'm so tired of the same problems over and over again . Itchiness, being uncomfortable, sensitivity, pain to start intercourese and after intercourse, feeling of soreness, etc. This has been going on for almost a year now and everytime something pops up, my stupid doctor just says "it looks like a combo of bacteria and yeast" or something atound those lines . So they send the culture, send me off with the same pills and they're just on to the next one . They never give me answers and don't even tell me what I have ?! I've been sore and tender and itchy for the past week and have had pains in my pubic area and rectal area. Like a shooting pain . I've gotten sonograms for my bladder and kidneys and there's nothing ?! Last night I scratched so bad that I couldn't stay in bed anymore and went to go take a look at myself when I found that my labia minora was extremely swollen and everything was red. I didn't find any sores . I went to the ER and the doctor said that it might be herpes ? Yet I've only had one partner and it was both our first times and the both of us do not get cold sores ?! She says it might just be the extreme itching I just did before that caused the lesions. I'm waiting on results . But mind you, when I looked before I left, I saw no lesions . But when I got home I found some . This is so scary and I just want some answers

Posted by n/a on 13/04/2011 at 09:17

i am 17 and i think i have lichen sclerosus. for the past few days i have been waking up at night because of a very painful itching around my vag and right under it by my ass. i have two slight bumps between my vag and my ass and its so sore it kills every time me and my boyfriend try to have sex. i know i should tell my mom but i have been to the doctor so many times and we dont have the money for another medical bill. ive already been tested for stds and it came up negative. i need releif because this is becoming unbarable. i need sleep because i have school and then work right after. this problem is consuming my mind and its scary. if anyone has advice i am up for anything at this point

Posted by mered93 on 07/04/2011 at 11:29

I am a Very HAPPILY Married mother of 3, and have suffered this problem for 4 yrs. About 2 yrs ago I finally plucked up the courage to go to a FEMALE Dr who told me to keep my nails short, not scratch, and basically try to stop the itch scratch cycle!!! I felt very let down as I am not stupid and had spent 2 yrs doing this!!! I have tried EVERYTHING, creams, no creams,wet wipes,moisened toilet paper, alcohol based hand sanitizer, banana skins, anal itch wipes and yes although not proud steroid creams purchased from a certain well known buy and sell website. Nothing worked. My Husband is a darling but has got to the end of his tether...I NEVER go to bed with him as its a million times worse at night so I stay up late trying to find a cure. He gets up for work at 4.30am every morning and we have both had 4 yrs of disturbed sleep as I itch all night long waking myself and my husband that works 5am-7.30pm daily!!!We are jointly going to the Drs next week and although I know he loves me we are going to lay it on the line and say that they have to do something as it is now affecting our marriage(scared to have sex, makes things worse) and familly life. My eldest is 18 and youngest 13 all 3 know of my problem as I cant hide it work is horrible as I am a receptionist and have to sit at a desk which is unbarable.......Anyway the last 4 days I have tried some lenghthy but helpful self help methods that SEEM to be working(fingers crossed) 1- bath in waste high warm/not hot water with 2 tablespoons of bicarbonate of soda, gentaly open all folds of skin to let ciculate. 2- do not dry off at all with towell use a hairdryer on cold setting. 3- Apply aloe vera gel, NOT CREAM OR LOTION 100% (I use vasaline make)on cotton wool not touching at all with hands. 4- Again dry off with hairdryer untill dry. 5-Apply simple non perfumed non sented talc again with cotton wool. I have been doing this for 4 days twice a day in the morn and about 8pm when I get back from work and although not brilliant 80% better!!!!,swelling and soreness nearly all gone but trying to ignore the odd itch. still going to Drs appointment though as I am going to be firm and say "you didnt help me but I have had to self diagnose Anal and vaginal exzema what can I do?" will keep you informed as not excepting steroids been there done that, makes things worse!!!!! Hope this helps time consuming but really has helped me more than anything else x

Posted by Kate on 07/04/2011 at 03:03

Hello i have recenly been diagnosed with Lichen Sc slerosus i suffer from immence pain. The last few days i have deveope two very red painfull parts on my vulvar close to my clitoris it hurts to walk and sit and even lie down and it hurts to pat dry. PLEASE HELP ME.

Posted by TJ on 23/03/2011 at 09:15

I ich like crazy on the outer lips of my vulva (vigina?) so much i make it bleed. Also I have lots of small splits on the lips and some times all the way to my bottom. The outer lips always look red and swollen. Can you help?

Posted by B.amass on 21/03/2011 at 01:43

I have v itchy but not severe.i wash my vag wit only clean water no soap and d itchy calm down.d most important thing must do is to commit every problem we have to almighty God that great physcian,with him all things are possible my people.

Posted by itching on 20/03/2011 at 05:23

I'm itching very bad in my vaginal area, yes I'm sexually active , but when I scratch the lips of my vagina it starts itching than starts burning and it bleeds. Please help me and tell me what it is

Posted by Grarbel on 19/03/2011 at 07:15

I have a burning senstion on the outer part of the vagina experienced mostly after urination

Posted by Optional on 19/03/2011 at 04:10

this site was very helpful

Posted by Optional on 19/03/2011 at 03:41

So, I had a UTI and I was given anti-biotics and that made it go away and about 2 days later I noticed my vaginal area was really sore and itchy so I went to the doctor and she said its thrush so I went and bought the cream and 1 tablet and I have been using it for about 3 days now and I've notice my 'pee hole' has been painfully itchy. I can't stop itching it, I think I may have accidentally got the cream in the 'pee hole' and now it's really sore and has a stinging itch feeling. Could this have made it worse? I need help.

Posted by Optional on 12/03/2011 at 01:55

I just posted on the green tea plus goldenseal compresses and wanted to offer a homeopathic suggestion as well. Kreosotum 9 ch (and Croton Tiglium 5 ch., although the Kreosotum seemed to help on its own for me) were recommended by my homeopath--5 pellets each, 3 times a day. The remedies are little pellets. You pop them right into your mouth (don't touch them) and then let them dissolve under your tongue.

Posted by Optional on 09/03/2011 at 07:18

I've found some relief for itchiness and open sores caused by psoriasis of the vulva. Make some green tea, let it cool a bit, add some goldenseal and mix it all up. Then take a large piece of cotton (or two or three) and make a compress and put it on your vulva--inside, outside, wherever you itch or have open sores. The green tea is soothing,and the goldenseal will help close up the wound. I often just make a poultice and then rub the stuff all over, inside and outside. I also find witch hazel soothing, but don't use the kind with alcohol as it will dry you up too much and then you will hurt from the dryness . I do these compresses often (easiest to do when you're lying down--and put a towel underneath you because the goldenseal stains). They haven't fixed the underlying problem (not sure anything can do that) but they sure have made the symptoms more comfortable.

Posted by Charlotte on 05/03/2011 at 09:56

Someone Help me! I have been treated for a UTI (urinal tract infection) about 3 times now with some antibiotics even though my tests came back negative and I get itching/ discomfort in my vagina and I have the feeling I need the toilet even after I have just been, although it comes and goes for around one week of every month usually inbetween when im due a period. Its getting in the way of my everyday life as I have to come home from school sometimes as the discomfort is unbarable, also I got told off for skipping class due to needing to go to the toilet all the time, I have my year 11 exams in may and if this persists I will fail because I cant concentrate! :( What should I do someone help me please?!

Posted by Optional on 26/02/2011 at 11:08

i am 20 years old and i have been with my boyfriend for 4 years now i am sexually active and have been for 4 years i have recently in the past few months had thrush (thats what the doctor said) had it treated then i thought everything was fine down there untill last week. My vagina started to be itchy then it became really sore i then noticed slightly raised bumps appear around the lips of my vagina a few days later after itching so much the skin started flaking i dont no whether that was from itching it too often it has been very moist and i have had alot of discharge sometimes it is slightly pink in colour its so painful sometimes and it has a burning sensation and i am urinating more than i usually do. can anyone help me please ? thanks

Posted by bobbinog on 24/02/2011 at 10:42

im 12 and i am really itchy but i keep scratching myself i masturbate but im not sexually active ive been the doctors and had some tablets prescribed ive finished them but its worse now the worst bit is im really swollen on 1 side on my labia and theres nothing on the other side its starting to get in the way of my life now i haven't started my periods though can that make it worse ? I cant sit down properly and im starting a new school on monday and on my second to last day at my old school i got told of for slouching then when i sat up properly i screamed so i had to explain what was wrong to the teacher i really dont want that to happen at my new school can some one help me... I have read everything on here its not thrush or anything else the swab i had done just showed a few normal bugs.

Posted by lucy on 23/02/2011 at 10:40

Please someone help me! I'm 14 and i would say every 6 weeks at night i get awoken by a tiggling feeling in my vagina it is incerdibky uncomftable, the pain makes me cry its so bad! Everyday my Vagina always either itches or feels very uncomftable. I really don't know what to to, I can't shave my pubic hairs because everytime I try I just itch in side my vagina and get this horrible feeling again. I'm to embaressed to tell my mum or go to the docters what can i do? PLEASE someone help me please?! I'm really worried about myself..

Posted by esther on 17/02/2011 at 11:39

during intercouse i get wet a lot. after i feel very itchy with thick vaginal discharge that is milk in colour. i 've taken safe medication by drinking ampilcilin antibiotic and insert nystain. so far i feel relief by it; hoping it wouln't occur again

Posted by Busutu on 17/02/2011 at 09:32

Hello, Thank you very much for your information. It talks of itching but mine is combination of itching and a sore. What could be the problem? Busutu

Posted by Optional on 16/02/2011 at 08:13

I have been taking a 14 day course of Antibiotics and have developed vulva itching and itching around the area where the stream comes out to releave yourself. This is the first time in my life that this has occured. I am about to try Monistat,because at the entrence to the Vagina I also have itching. I will follow up with cotton underwear and loose fitting underwear I sure hope this works for me.

Posted by Optional on 15/02/2011 at 10:34

I went to a specialist concerning vaginal itching a while ago now and when a biopsy was done it came back as psoriasis. I was given betnovate cream to try and clear it up which it does briefly, i wear cotton underwear and dont wash down there with perfumed soaps. When i have sex the skin still splits and becomes so sore, sometimes bleeds so i then use more cream to clear it up again. Its an ever decreasing circle. My sex life now is almost non existent as i find it so uncomfortable for him to even touch me, i cant relax enough to enjoy it. My husband is also now saying he gets sore after the rare times we have sex. Can u catch psoriasis? I havent had any other sexual partners for 10 years so i know its not an STD. I have been time and time again to the doctors and am due to see a consultant again to see if they can do anything else but im not holding out much hope. I need to get to the route of the problem but dont know where to start.

Posted by pam on 09/02/2011 at 11:50

Each time during intercouse if feel very itchy and also get i get wet a lot. Many times has to stop due persistance itch. after wash up back to normal no feel of itch.

Posted by Optional on 08/02/2011 at 09:47

my vigina is red and ichy with white spots but only on the lip and its not swollen what dose this meen?

Posted by Optional on 07/02/2011 at 06:23

I had this problem a few years back I was convinced it had to be something serious as it stayed for over a year...I went to different doctors and finally had a biopsy but it turns out it was just a fungus infection...also I have noticed since, certain toilet paper I use can make me very itchy.

Posted by Optional on 06/02/2011 at 07:04

I have open sores inside my vagina both sides,when passin urine sometimes is painful,and some smell.i am worried i dnt know what to do.after reading on here,i get more worried.what can i use.plz help

Posted by Optional on 04/02/2011 at 11:40

my vagina is itchy and red for a few days, the itch has gone on for about a week and it is really affecting me. the opening parts for the urine to come out, is the part where it turns red. It is very itchy and i can't stop the itch. may i know why it itch and turns red? What are the possible causes or reasons that led to it? should i seek a doctor? Or tell my parents? is it related to any sexual Intimate contact that can be transmitted?

Posted by Franchesca on 03/02/2011 at 02:22

I am suffering with this nightmar-ish vulvar itch, its been months now - I am so tired of being given cream for yeast infection when I know thats NOT the problem. My Dr. has never given me an examination and just says 'yes, you're menopausal!' I have no discharge, (have had a hysterectomy) and scratch (lips and pubic area) during the night - and now daytime - until I bleed, then it stings to pee due to the fissures/cuts. I also start shaking the itching is so intense. I am so depressed right now, esp as am dealing with other health probs. If you tell anyone they always seem to assume its a yeast infection,,or recommned cotton underwear/sitz baths/cleansers ect,,none of these do a damn thing! Should I ask to see a gynocologist? Surely there must be some cure or help? I feel wretched. Any help would be appreciated.

Posted by Slf1815 on 31/01/2011 at 10:59

I'm 12 and I get itchy in my vagina and like that said when I itch it this stuff that looks like cottage cheese goes under my nail Please help

Posted by Optional on 27/01/2011 at 05:34

I've been dealing with this dry, itch, no burning (unless I give in&scratch;) &no; discharge for about a week. I used a cream I was given by my dr last year for bacterial vaginosis (which I'm sure I don't have now) it soothed the itch instantly. BUT now it seems like it stopped itching my whole vagina & its just the opening. I'm scared to put the cream up inside. Also when I used dove white bar soap it burned! I have used this soap pretty much all my life, never had that happen. Tonight I tried something different. I put a warm wash cloth on my vagina and air dried. Then a few hrs later I orgasmed 6 times. I did so to lubricate myself & IT STOPPED THE ITCH! Maybe some of you that just started itching need to have a orgasm, it might help.

Posted by Optional on 23/01/2011 at 03:31

Hi. I have redness and itching around the anus all throughout my vagina it itchess and I've been using monistat lotion for yeast infections. But isn't helping..what should I use?

Posted by Optional on 15/01/2011 at 08:02

Hi. Ever since, i had sexual intercourse a few days ago my vagina has been very itchy, and it was very sore. It is no longer sore just very irritating because its so itchy. I have never had this after intercourse before, and i don't think it's an std as i do not have one and the boy was a virgin. what do i do?

Posted by Optional on 13/01/2011 at 12:39

Hi. To 15yr old. A smelly vagina can usually be from a non infectious bacterial vaginosis. I had this a few years ago and it was caused by over washing and douching. Anti biotics should clear it up. My suggestion is to not use any scented soaps/shower gel/ bubble bath either. We all get itchy from time to time. It's always best to use a mirror and have a look what's goin on. White patches indicate thrush, it almost looks (in my opinion) like a thin layer scrambled egg. When I had my children I had thrush on my nipples they went intensely red and shiny. With all the cold weather it could just be sweat, that also makes me itch cos that can give off an odorous smell. Your best bet is to see the doctor or a nurse practioner if you have one at the doc's clinic.

Posted by Optional on 11/01/2011 at 06:02

since a month i have noticed that my vagina remains dry. i dont even become wet during foreplay with my boyfriend.i have neve never had sex.also, i observed a creamish whitish discharge on the sides.what could this be due to? please help. i am on exermet since a month ( i dont have diabetes but have mild insulin resistance)

Posted by Optional on 11/01/2011 at 01:53

i am 15 and haven't had sex though i have had oral sex before. my vagina is itchy towards the bottom, like around the vaginal hole, perineum and anus. It looks very red and swollen and gives off an odour i can't quite describe. there usually is a yellowish discharge i know i'm going to have to go to a doctor i hope it's not a male but i was just wondering could anyone know what it could be?! i HOPE its not an STI as my mum would kill me and i hope it can be cured!! please help!

Posted by Optional on 09/01/2011 at 09:29

I have been struggling with itchy vagina and anal itching for 4 years now on and off. I have a child of 4.5years old It is mainly thrush, I split up with my boyfriend of 2.5 yrs 3 weeks ago and I have had the worst bout of thrush ever. I've been given some cream which has got hydrocortisone in. I am only allowed to use it lightly twice a day and I feel it isn't enough. My washing machines thermostat recently stopped working and I usually put my pants, socks and towels on a 70degree wash and since that has stopped working this bout is the most severe I have ever had. I've also just recently been on my period. I also have a latex sensitivity and not allowed to use the pill because of migraines. My periods can also be 3-5 months apart so taking Northisterone every 6 weeks to get a period. Anything I have ever used is always only temporary and within 7-10 days it comes back. I almost find I enjoy itching my anal area until I irritate it. I think my case has to have something to do with my diet as I drink coffee, smoke, eat sugary stuff and quick easy meals. I know this all irritates thrush. When I lived with my mum I never had this. Or only after I was on anti biotics. If this cream I am using doesn't clear it up. I am going to be seeing a nutritionist for help as I'm on a tight budget I need cost effective meals that is going to help me overcome this because I'm sure the stress and anxiety are

Posted by Optional on 06/01/2011 at 08:52

I am a lady,i have had itching around my vulva and its producing secretions.i used antibiotics but saw no change.please help.i fear seeing the doctor

Posted by That girl on 06/01/2011 at 01:57

I recently noticed a dark spot on inside of outer labia that itches, shortly after I developed a foul odor ( Iv always kept clean and never had an odor problem) and now iv noticed blood in the toilet when I pee and when I wipe, but that seems to be the only time I notice blood. This is really starting to worry me. Any advise other then seeing a M.D, I'm already making an appointment.

Posted by Optional on 05/01/2011 at 08:21

itchy labia, swabs for infection thrush etc negative ,particular areas very sensitive and feel painful to touch yet vey itchy, discharge thin and watery ongoing for past few months.Also type 2 diabetic with regular fasting blood sugars 8-10

Posted by Mercedes R. on 01/01/2011 at 04:38

I shaved and showered, now the skin is peelin off my vagina... it started burning really bad first so bad that i couldnt take it.. i want to know why this is happening, and this isnt the first time this has happened.

Posted by Optional on 30/12/2010 at 07:26

im married,i noticed that 2 winters only i experience itchiness on my vigina skin (hair pores)what's the probably cause,i apply some lotion sometimes relieved sometimes worsen? thanks for the help.

Posted by Optional on 28/12/2010 at 03:29

Its quite embarassing 4 me cz out of a family of 8 siblings wit 6girls im the only 1who gt 2 experience ths

Posted by a worried girl on 22/12/2010 at 03:26

i have been suffering from severe itching and slight burning. im extremely worried!! there is sometimes a yellowish discharge. please please any advice would be helpful!

Posted by Aude on 15/12/2010 at 10:21

Well, if you're itchy down there, 1 - only wear 100 % cotton underwear ( or underwear with cotton lining inside ) 2- do not wear protecting lining pads everyday unless you are spotting after your periods. ( really, wearing these panty liners everyday will just cause you to itch) 3- wash down there everyday with an intimate wash like summer eve. These are the simple steps to follow. I after doing all that for a while, you still itch, then you know you have another problem. It can also be an infection.

Posted by Gracey25 on 13/12/2010 at 07:14

I have recently got lumps on my vagina that are very very sore and I can hardly walk and when I go to the toilet it is very painfull. I am going to the clinic tomorrow but could anyone just help clear my mind as to what it could be?

Posted by joanne on 09/12/2010 at 05:09

i have recently had a very itchy vagina very close to the opening and it carries on through to my anus this is very vey uncomftorble and thrush creams dont seem to be working can u give me some idea what it could be

Posted by Disturbed on 07/12/2010 at 04:56

It sickens me the number of ways that women can be betrayed by their bodies and have these problems be refered to as "natural" or "normal". The indignities of the yearly exam, the pain and high fatality rates of mothers during childbirth. The weight gain, the mood swings and the other millions of things that pull our lives out of control! All because of a few different hormones and the lack of some dangly bits...where's the justice? I should just f#ing go ahead and have a damn sex change because I'm SICK and TIRED of all the BULLSHIT that we were blessed with from birth. Hate, inequality, constant life -altering changes brough about by the bodies that hold us prisoner. We suffer the highest statistical poverty rates, are the first victims of wars, famines, infections, and many other things that wouldn't effect a MAN at all! Just look at the effects and symptoms of STI's on men versus women. Thousands of years of progress and we haven't come forward a single step. Thanks, science, we can see it's the men who wield the budgets in this field too as there are many "normal" things that women suffer that are written off as inconsequential. That's what makes me Disturbed.

Posted by Optional on 05/12/2010 at 11:55

Short, concise and informative. Thanks.

Posted by weka on 05/12/2010 at 01:34

For those of you who have had the problem for a long time without obvious reason I may have a tip. I have had this for years, sometimes so bad I didn't know how to sit. I have now found out that I have an intolerance to salicylic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in lots of foodstuffs, especially fruit and veggies, but also in medications and toiletry articles. In some people the body cannot process this substance, so it creates problems in the mucous membranes of the body, like asthma, nasal congestion, itchy eyes and digestion problems. I used to be given estradiol creme by my doctor, because the problem wasn't related to any form of infection. It didn't seem to help. I have now found out why - estradiol is processed through the same chemical pathways as salicylic acid, so in other words, rather than helping, it was making things worse. Once I was diagnosed by an immunologist, I went on a exclusion diet, and the problem cleared up very quickly. I have to be careful what I eat now, but I can control it. The diet is not for the faint hearted - it is pretty tough. It depends how bad you are whether you want to embark on it. Alternatively you can do a desensitisation.

Posted by Anonymous on 05/12/2010 at 12:17

i get extremely itchy in the anul and vagina. To a point where, I walk and get itchy every second. I have dead skin peeling towards my vagina rising to the anus. It is extremely painful! I cant sleep! Sometimes I find blood when I wipe in my anus. I need help, Please!

Posted by Optional on 02/12/2010 at 05:42

i too have been tackling this problem for over three yrs now since having a baby and hopefully have just got to the bottom of it,had all std checks UTI checks blood tests and all came back clear,then i was refered to GUM,i wont kid u its not very nice have never felt so dirty,they deal mainly with STD'S,but anyway i went,they did all the tests that i had previously had over the mths that came back clear,but in more detail,ie under microscope and guess what,it came back as a UTI,something called streptococcus,NOT sexually transmitted,just like the infection you get when you have a sore throat,but in the vagina,which gives thrush like symptoms i am now on antibiotics called trimethoprim and already am feeling a little comfort.hope this is encouraging to you all.

Posted by Optional on 30/11/2010 at 10:24

Hi i wanted to say that the top bit you know the line in my vagina the top part is always itching i have applied canstein thrush cream before and still kt itches and i can always smell the fishy odour what do i do

Posted by Rae on 28/11/2010 at 07:37

to Optional on 20/09/2010 at 07:06:20 pm What the nurse meant is that once you are married and fully sexually active... the orgasms that you get will slow down the hormones in your vaginal area, thus lessening the itching and the pain.. for this instance.. sex is GOOD for you! :)

Posted by Pinay on 25/11/2010 at 10:06

Im having vaginal itch since last week specifically on the outer usually occurs at disturbs my sleep.the affected area is not reddish.its turning darker in color (black). whats this?what wil i do?please help me..

Posted by Hine on 24/11/2010 at 08:30

GIRLS, LADIES, gosh! please go and talk to someone other than this webpage where you aren't getting any professional help or even a response to your questions. Go to your doctors, a nurse, a friend, your mum? someone who can advise you and direct you better than a page on the internet. don't be embarrassed, ALL females have curious things go on down below at some point in their lives. Its important for your health to get checked out. If a doctor or nurse or gyno can diagnose you, they will then be able to treat you. Your quality of life will improve and you can get on with things - instead of worrying. It could be all sorts of things but the important thing is to get looked at as soon as ok Get well soon

Posted by Optional on 19/11/2010 at 02:52

for about three weeks now i have had a persistent itch on the inside of my lips....they hang pretty low, however the itching occurred at first only during the night, causing me to wake up frequently, but when i began to apply yeast infection ointment, instead of itching at night it now itches during the day...the inside of my lips turn quite red, and it mainly itches towards the vaginal opening, the skin before my anus, and the pee hole(not sure of the name)..does anyone know what this possibly could be?

Posted by Optional on 07/11/2010 at 11:42

The vulvar itching has been really bad. I finally saw a gynecologist and after exam, he said ït is incurable". The skin has grown together and covered the urethra and clitoris. Where am I urinating?? Why can't something be done?

Posted by Optional on 07/11/2010 at 09:32


Posted by Anonymous on 05/11/2010 at 02:46

Hello, I'm suffering from vulva itcying from past one month. i don't have any discharge, but now the skin around my vagina is changing colour, even around my vagina it is ictying. should i consult a gynecologist? please answer my query. Thanking you

Posted by Optional on 03/11/2010 at 08:38

Is it advisable to have sex intercourse while your vigina is itching (Trush). Thank You

Posted by Optional on 25/10/2010 at 06:55

I have gott itching and burning and ii have to run to the toilet every 5 mins and even then its paainful had it for about 9 - 10 months nw and had everything under the sun nothing works! :(

Posted by Hard to find good help. on 20/10/2010 at 10:54

Thanks for the information. You have told me more than the last two doctors I have seen, which both gave a different diagnosis. I think I'll just go to a gyno, as GPs seem to guess a bit to much.. Thanks again..

Posted by Optional on 15/10/2010 at 04:40

i am also having the same itching what can i use

Posted by Ann on 10/10/2010 at 06:32

It is nothing to worry, just some kind of yeast infection, thrush, candida, or any other name it goes by. Diflucan (fluconazole)is the usual treatment but you need prescription. Also, eat plain yogurt with active culture Lactobacillus acidophilus, no sugar, fruits, etc yogurt.

Posted by Optional on 08/10/2010 at 09:55

I think the cause of my itching has to do with hormone imbalances, but I am on bioidentical hormones, so feel great in every way, excepting the itching on my labia. I've also ruled out any STD's, bacterial infections, or candida albicans (yeast infection). I'm concerned when I read about one girl who said she has a white mark on her vulva...I had that & it was cancer. If you have a white patch anywhere, & if it itches...go to a Doctor asap & get it biopsied & removed before it kills you!

Posted by Heather on 07/10/2010 at 09:44

I have only at night itching and redness in the vaginal area wake up multiple times in the night to pee and have no problem doing so (therefore I do not think bladdar infection). I am starting to get chaft due to excusive peeing... I am on a new RX synthriod for underactive tyroid was just at OBGYN this week and they did not say they saw anything abnormal (when I went I was having no symptoms). My period is next week. I have been reading on about this and can not find anything on this.

Posted by Optional on 20/09/2010 at 07:06

what i suffer from is like the combination of thrush and psoriasis but i one time talked to a nurse and she told me it will get off when iam married and how possible can this be please i need your help

Posted by Optional on 15/09/2010 at 08:30

I have itching down below, but no soreness or discharge, just itching

Posted by Optional on 03/09/2010 at 06:30

help, i've suffered for vulvar itch and my vulva is very red because of frequent scratching i am so shy to consult a doctor what can i do.. but this does not interfere with my activities it just sometimes attack then stop but my vulve is quite a bit of concern because it is so red...

Posted by Dorothea on 01/09/2010 at 10:25

I have a continuous itch inside the valva are of my vagina with redness. There's a burning sensation as urine passes it. I'm not sure what it is and have read some of the reports on the website. It seems to come and go and when I apply PENATEN CREAM it seems to almost disappear. I have had this once before and it went away , but am curious why it's come back again after sometime. The site mentions if one is stressed it can occur and funny enough I have been for 1 week and did also get a cold sore on my bottom lip with itchyness in the valva. So it could possibly be related. What do you think or should I consult a doctor in case it's cancerous? Thank you Dorothea

Posted by Shelly on 27/08/2010 at 06:22

Hi, i have plenty little buttons appearing between my legs and vagina, it is very itching. what do you think it is? it leaves dark, scaly round marks.

Posted by Optional on 24/08/2010 at 12:12

can itchy labia near vaginal opening be caused by having unprotected sex and the cause of the itch is the skin is chafed due to friction or am i wrong? PLEASE NO LECTURES ABOUT UNPROTECTED SEX!!

Posted by Optional on 20/08/2010 at 06:52

I am upset by the number of women on this page that are "embarrassed"! Too embarrassed to go to the doctor, for years even. Ladies! There is nothing to be embarrassed by. We should not be ashamed of our bodies! You are not a freak because your vagina itches!

Posted by Optional on 15/08/2010 at 01:24

i was sick from flu and cough for some days after which i started feeling itchy,sore and burning sensation during after urinating.i looked at the internet and saw what matched my symptoms(thrush).i took a single dose of Fluconazole 150mg capsule and is applying Vagisl medicated creme since the past two days that i noticed its severity around my private part.please i need help from some one cos i hell ,i cant close my eyes to sleep in two days now because of scratchy and the burning feeling.even scared to urinate .

Posted by COCO on 14/08/2010 at 04:28

Okay. I've been suffering the itch for over 10 years. No infection. Just itchy skin!! But now I am cured. You know what I did? I bought a Laser hair removal machine ( sensepil) and one day I thought " What if, I remove hair down there with laser? Nowadays, DR uses a laser to treat anything, so why not?" And I did. Immediately I lost my public hair, I started feeling " not more itch". Now I am using a laser and another epil machine ( and completely bare) and I have NO ITCH. I don't know because of laser or no hair, it definitely works. Kind of amazing!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Optional on 12/08/2010 at 11:01

I have diabetes and tend to get thrush often. Sometimes I have itchiness of the vulva and I have scratched myself sometimes which has caused cut like cracks in the skin. When I have sexual intercourse (only with my husband) it can be painful or at best uncomfortable. This time I have used the thrush cream but it has made things worse and I have an open sore on the internal part of the vulva. It smarts really badly and hurts all the time. My doctor is male and I hate to go for personal examination.

Posted by Optional on 07/08/2010 at 04:22

I also have the symptoms. I saw my doctor today, she gave me a prescription for betanethasone dipropionate. It is a steroid ointment. She said I may have sclerosus. Go to your doctor. It is not that bad and the itching has stopped. If you have read this whole article, you know that it could turn out to be cancerous. GO SEE THE DOCTOR !!!

Posted by Missey on 05/08/2010 at 02:25

I've had vulva itch (outter lips and inside walls) for almost 4 or 5 years. I'm too shy to go to the doctor, I'm afraid they will perform invasive test, and I've never been sexually active. The itching is so bad sometimes I just have to scratch. I felt so nasty, I thought I was the only female who had ever scratched. I have tried to keep from scratching because at times I've scratched so much I make my self bleed and it just makes things worse. But when I keep from scratching I sometimes shake from the horrible itching sensation. I wish there was just some miracle cream to help with this. I hope this itching is not for life. I can't bare the thought. But if anyone has found a cure, please let me know.

Posted by Optional on 01/08/2010 at 03:52

im 17 years old and ive only just became sexually active, ive had sex once and since then my vagina has became really sore and irritated and im not sure why, i used protection so nothing happened and i stopped any STIs so im really unsure what has happend and i need to know can anyone help?

Posted by Optional on 29/07/2010 at 06:06

i wash the area everyday but i have this itchiness in my left vulva that just wont go away. I had it tested from the doctor for any sexually transmitted disease but the results came out negative. she suggested to just wash it with normal water which i did with no effect. it seems to get worse before my period and at the end of everyday after work or when i get really sweaty. i have been applying creams and taking anti thrush tablets but nothing seem to work... what confuses me is, it is only itchy on the left side of my vulva.. i can even notice that my vulva from the left side is a little swollen from scratching compared to the right side.. i hope you can help me with my dilemma...

Posted by chris on 28/07/2010 at 04:00

i have itchy vagina and sometimes after sex when i come it burns itch and gets swollen and red with little buttons

Posted by Optional on 26/07/2010 at 02:52

16years old sexually active only once in a while but i have been having off and on icthing and soreness in the vaginal area very irriating. i have a feeling like i have to pee? but nothing comes out? what does this means because i am always wrking n cant get any sleep cuz of it. please help me.

Posted by Optional on 25/07/2010 at 03:06

I have an itchy vagina and it feels like it is caused by discharge. My discharge is odourless and a normal colour. The discomfort is often worse around my period. The nurse has tested me for thrush and bacterial vaginoisis which came back negative. I was tested for std's when I met my husband and they were clear. The nurse suggested ony washing with water (as I normally use femfresh)but this didn't make a difference. My underwear is cotton and I use a sensitive washing powder. Could it be any thing else?

Posted by harriate on 21/07/2010 at 05:30

ok so around my vagina the skin is really itchy and burns when i pee or put any liquid on it what could it be what should i do i dont want to go to a doctor either so dont suggest the doctor. thanks

Posted by alexius on 21/07/2010 at 04:07

i have a very itchy vaginal and it burns and hurts when i urinate and sometimes i scratch because it irritates me alot . what should i do.

Posted by Caitlin Nichols on 21/07/2010 at 04:45

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i got it

Posted by ... on 18/07/2010 at 09:26

my vag is just itching and my friends have sed theres white things cuz b4 period it happens ..they found out from the counsler (lady) to scared to tell my mom .i think i told her once she sed its a rash .....and i wanna noe what does orgasm and masturbate mean..i noe a lil' but it is bad or smthing ..(no scientific wrds plzz) plus the itching happens 2-3centemeters inside like theres is smthing insid)e ..(i think its the white stuff

Posted by Optional on 09/07/2010 at 11:40

i have itching my vulva in a small area near inter lubia and that area has become white, is this the symbol of cancer plz help me. should i consult with skin specialist or gynaeocologist? plz suggest me.

Posted by jamie on 05/07/2010 at 06:59

I had vaginal itching for 7 monthes now. My doctor has put me on difucan, and wants me to take it for 6 monthes. I've been on 200mg for one month, and no change.

Posted by grechin on 05/07/2010 at 05:49

okay so my vagina itches but i know its not an infection how can i stop the itching is there any ideas to why it itches? any suggestions on how to stop it?could i put aveeno anti-itch cream? plz let me know.

Posted by nidup om on 05/07/2010 at 02:13

i have a itching around personal part since two to three days past. i feel so unhappy, disturbing my works. so what can i do?

Posted by Optional on 30/06/2010 at 09:09

okay so im a virgin and i been suffering problems where my vagina itches and can really irritate me. The problem is that it starts like a week or two before i get my period and stops when i am on it. What is wrong it?

Posted by Optional on 28/06/2010 at 11:25

I be itching on my outer skin of my vaginal.

Posted by Optional on 22/06/2010 at 06:16

A lot of times this is just caused from overwashing. You really just need water to wash that area. If you really need to use soap, use something very gentle like summers eve soap. I find that if I used harsh soaps it really irritates that area.

Posted by jazz on 14/06/2010 at 12:20

m suffering frm itchy vagina and also from frequent urination and this is for 3rdtime.the 1st time it was before 1 year and now i suffered 2 times in 2 months plz suggest me m very frustrated and i dont want to go to doc.

Posted by Optional on 13/06/2010 at 10:28

i have had itching of the vulva for several months, but recently have been forced to use catheter for my bladder and put it down to the saline solution that the tubes are kept in. But they dont really touch the vulva and now have slight lumps, like a rash in that area and the itching is awful. Are using cream called vagisal which helps a little for a day or so, then the itching starts again.

Posted by corn on 12/06/2010 at 11:02

okiee so i was just wondering is it okie to put the aveeno cream down on your vagina where it itches or would that make it worse? thanks

Posted by Optional on 29/05/2010 at 10:41

My vagina feels sore, dry, and itchy. It also feels like I have a pulsating sensations sat se

Posted by Optional on 27/05/2010 at 01:04

Im having really bad itching down by the vagina area its not in the vagina but beside it, but it itches really bad all the time during the day not so much when I keep myself busy it doesnt seem to bother me, but when I go to bed at night the itching gets worse. Its really red but probably from itching I dont know and there is some white. Im haveing no discharges at all can you please help me figure out what I have

Posted by Emma on 22/05/2010 at 05:19

Baby oil helps! I use the one with aloe vera. I have tried sensitive soap, no soap and "simple" soaps too. I use non-bio washing detergent and only wear cotton pants, plus when appropriate...nothing. I apply baby oil to the dry red areas after the shower, and i no longer shave that far round. I don't hold out much hope of it ever clearing up completely. I have a friend who used to get a patch of ezcema on her chin, she got some advice about what foods could be triggernig it and by avoiding them it cleared up! I may look into this in future.

Posted by Worried Chick on 20/05/2010 at 06:48

I'm itchy aswell! I think i may have a yeast infection, but im scared and worried to go too the doctors. More embarrassed than anything i guess. I dont know what too do.

Posted by Optional on 03/04/2010 at 05:30

many thanks I will take the advice offered.

Posted by Optional on 23/03/2010 at 01:27

16 year old female. Sexually active with another female over a month ago. Cottage cheese like discharge, intensive itchiness around vagina and anus, painful to pee, feels like tiny bumps around those areas. Could any of this be deadly? I'm going to the doctors this week but I'm freaking out and need to know now.. Please and thank you.

Posted by Optional on 08/03/2010 at 03:14

I am a 45 year old female. I have been plagued with peristant soreness, itchyness, swelling of the vulva for the past year. After trying various creams and antidepressants, which have had no effect, I have now been prescribed tostestorone. Why have I been prescribed this and how will it be effective in treating me?

Posted by Anonymous on 02/02/2010 at 06:46

hi i've had this itching for more than 3 years but i was too embarrsed to go tot he doctor until a year ago. it got so bad that i would scream in pain because i had scratched it so much it began bleeding and was sore. the doctor first thoughgt it was thrush however then realised it was not but still did not know what it was. i use a cream called aveeno which is used for dyr skin and if it gets really bad i use hydrocortisine. none of these however get rid of the problem they just calm it down. i will however try and use aloe vera gel to see how that is. i thought i was weird and alone and anyone i ever spoke to about it never understood, i feel bettet knowing it;s not just me but i wish that one day i can sleep through the night like normal people and not fidget uncontrollablly in socail situations when the urge to itch becomes too much.

Posted by EMW on 10/01/2010 at 04:16

I've never had a constant itching, just once in a while it will begin to itch bad. I try not to itch it because the sensation will eventually go away, but with intercourse during this time it is more painful then enjoyable. It's only happened possibly 4 times since I can remember, so I'm not worried bout std's because it happened b4 I ever had sex. I do have sensitive skin everywhere, so I'm thinkin it may juss be some kinda alergic reaction. Any ideas?

Posted by Helen on 29/12/2009 at 06:50

Hi. I had sex for the first time two days ago. It hardly hurt at the time, but they day after my vagina was slightly sore. When i walked i was aware that i had had sex the night before. Today it is just itchy. There is not an abnormal amount of discharge. I used contraception. Why is it itchy?

Posted by Rheaum on 04/12/2009 at 10:22

Have suffered with severe itching for a long time and have discovered pure Aloe Vera gel which calms the area quickly. Also good for other skin problems.

Posted by Leah on 29/11/2009 at 02:47

I am thirteen years old, and my vagina began to itch an hour or so ago.Does it meean i am beginnning my first period??

Posted by clare on 22/11/2009 at 11:28

i have an outer itch on the outer part of my vagina when i have my period it stops itching. but when its finished it starts again i feel its ruining my sex life with my partner because it gets sore and itch so much i make it bleed. please help with some advise thankyou

Posted by xhxhxhx on 03/11/2009 at 08:09

my lady parts are itchy except for when i am on my period. once i start itching i cant stop.then i get a burning sensation. it is not thrush as iv had that many times before. what is it???

Posted by trace on 09/10/2009 at 04:22

i have a yellow white discharge n bit itchy any ideas

Posted by cochan on 28/09/2009 at 09:13

ever since i had my hysterectomy (total( due to fibroid growth in the uterus)over the years the groin area becomes rather itchy esp. in the summer months - i feel like just having a 'good old scratch' but it does feel very embarrassing - really! please help. I do use an ayurvedic concoction of coconut oil from a kerala pharmacy too which really helps. But i would like to know what is the reason for this. Thanks.

Posted by No One in Particular on 16/09/2009 at 05:27

I have to same problem as everyone, vulva itching. But this itch doesn't happen often- it last almost 1 week right before my cycle. Not all day, just in the evening before bed and right when i wake up. Any suggestions on treatment.

Posted by Anonymous on 09/07/2009 at 09:48

I have a case were I have itchiness around the vulva, my hygine is very high in this area, I wash myself everytime I go the toilet. However I'm a vergin so I can't pick it from someone. What should i do?

Posted by Ellie on 28/06/2009 at 04:01

I haven't started yet but i think im about to. Its so itchy down there and i can't stand it. So i put lotion on it. Its is for chapped skin. Its almond oil from the body shop! I put it on, waited 5 minutes and the itch was gone! You could also try sitting in a lukewarm bath with 1/2 cup of baking soda for 20 minutes. I heard it works well. I NEED to do that!

Posted by jessica on 19/06/2009 at 11:18

im currently suffering from itching in the inner part of my vaginal lips... i'm worried it is a STD.. what should i do?

Posted by marie on 06/06/2009 at 02:29

i also suffer from itchness of the virgnal outer virgnal walls are really dry and itches all the time.the doctor precribed me a enczema cream based soap and it working well.but,i think my body is imune to it.the itching has started again and am losing sleep over it. Help me,please!

Posted by not alone!!! on 27/04/2009 at 10:57

It does bring me some comfort that I am not the only one suffering from this, I have again today been to the doctors to show them my bits, I've been suffering, like "desperate for help" severe vicious itching, worse at night, keeps me awake, no discharge though. Docs keep prescribing thrush creams which dont work, one doc said it was in my head, thanks, thats why it wakes me up is it!! It is very depressing, im 6 months pregnant, had this itching for 3 years, how we had sex i will never know!! the problem will not go away, Ive tried no soap, using baby soap, using "simple" soap, changing all my underwear to loose cotton, changing washing powder, nothing is working. Im getting quite depressed, im supposed to be resting at this time in preparation for my babys arrival in the summer but im going to be exhausted when it arrives with my own body breaking up my sleep every night. I hope someone can help me! steroid cream did help for a bit but not allowed it at the moment. Not looking forward to more negative test results in a week, im sure it will come up with nothing.

Posted by desperate for help! on 20/04/2009 at 11:08

help - for as long as i can remember i have had a problem mainly at night. Basically i suffer from itching in the inner part of my vulva (i think this is the correct term). Its soo bad i don't know i'm doing it until i wake myself up while im scratching because it takes the itch away. I always felt i was alone and abit of a freak for doing, knowing its not very well known. I have explained to my doctor several times, but just get thrush treatments prescribed, but they don't work. Note it does not affect my vagina inside, just the outer part. What is wrong with me, the discharge is a yellowish creamy texture and usual sets during the night and becomes hardened in my finger nails (disgusting i know!). Does anyone put a reply on in relation to this plea for help?

Posted by curiously paranoid on 18/04/2009 at 04:35

okay so i thought i had a yeast infection because i did have burning and itching around the vagina and on the vulva. i took the monistat and it went away mostly. i went to the gyn for my annual and told him what happend. he said it looked like a bacterial infection that was clearing up. he took a culture and that came back negative. he aslo did a swab for stds as well as a pap. he said it wasnt neccisary for a blood test unless more symptoms came about. i am a little worried casue ONCE in a while i get a slight irritation just on my vulvar now and not inside the vagina at all. could this be just because im worried, could it be because i am sweating or allergic to something or do u think its an std that only a blood test would catch? im worried... please help! it doesnt disurb my sleep and doesnt happen all day or all the time. maybe once a week or so. any ideas?