Vaginal Pruritus Itch


General or Other | Obstetrics and Gynaecology | Vaginal Pruritus Itch (Symptom)


Description

Vaginal itching is a tingling or uneasy irritation of the skin of the vagina and the surrounding area (vulva). The itching may cause a desire to scratch the affected area.

Causes

Common causes of vaginal itching include: chemical irritants such as detergents, fabric softeners, feminine sprays, ointments, creams, douches, and contraceptive foams or jellies; menopause; stress may increase vaginal itching and make you more susceptible to infections; vaginal yeast infection; vaginitis.

Other possible, but less common, causes of vaginal itching include: precancerous skin conditions of the vulva; pinworms (a parasite infection mainly affecting children)

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