Skip to content Skip to sidebar Skip to footer

Vaginal Itching

Why do you have vaginal itching ?

There are several potential causes of vaginal itching, including:

  • Yeast infections: Yeast infections, caused by an overgrowth of the fungus Candida, are a common cause of vaginal itching. Other symptoms may include a white, clumpy discharge and burning during urination.
  • Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is a condition caused by an overgrowth of bacteria in the vagina. Symptoms may include itching, a fishy odor, and a thin, grayish-white discharge.
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs): STIs such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis can cause vaginal itching, as well as other symptoms such as discharge, pain during sex, and burning during urination.
  • Allergic reactions: Allergic reactions to products such as soaps, detergents, or feminine hygiene products can cause vaginal itching.
  • Skin conditions: Certain skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis can cause vaginal itching.
  • Menopause: The hormonal changes associated with menopause can cause vaginal dryness and itching.
What can you do about it ?

There are several derma-based treatments that can help to relieve vaginal itching:

  • Prescription antifungal medications: If over-the-counter creams are not effective, a healthcare provider may prescribe stronger antifungal medications.
  • Antibiotics: If the itching is caused by bacterial vaginosis or a sexually transmitted infection, a healthcare provider may prescribe antibiotics.
  • Safe moisturizers 
  • Hormone therapy: In postmenopausal women, hormone therapy may be recommended to address vaginal dryness and itching.

It is important to consult with a qualified healthcare provider before using any of these treatments, as they may not be appropriate for everyone and may have potential side effects