Of all the places that can get itchy, red, and irritated on your body, your vagina might rank as the absolute worst— I mean, it's not exactly easy to scratch down there. But what's even more frustrating than doing the crotch-itch dance in public, is not knowing why your vagina's itchy in the first place is it a yeast infection? Truthfully, there are tons of reasons why it feels like a wool sweater is permanently attached to your vagina.
Irritation usually refers to pain, itching, or swelling in the vaginal area. It can affect any part of your vulva, including your labiaclitorisurethra, and vaginal opening. Folliculitis occurs when one or more hair follicles are inflamed or infected.
Beth E. Five cases of dermatoses, vaginal abnormalities, and pain syndromes that may masquerade as infection. Read Part 1: Chronic vulvar symptoms and dermatologic disruptions: How to make the correct diagnosis May
Take vaginal itchingfor instance. When all is quiet on the southern front, you likely don't think about how lucky you are. But when your vagina is relentlessly irritated, the itching can consume your thoughts to the point where it's hard to focus on anything else. Periodtells SELF.
Itchy bottom pruritus ani is characterised by a strong urge to scratch the skin around your anus. As itchy bottom is a symptom rather than a condition itself, many cases have an underlying cause, for example:. In children, an itchy bottom is often caused by threadworms.
As a woman, there will be times when you find yourself with an uncomfortable problem: You can't stop itching "down there. Thankfully, most things that cause this condition are not serious, but you may need a trip to your gynecologist to figure out what is going on. Vaginal itching and burning often are caused by a vaginal infection.
Right now your pants on fire and all you want to do is scratch. If your vagina is itching, bacterial vaginosis BV is the most likely explanation. This is a mild infection of the vagina, caused by an imbalance in healthy bacteria and a change in the pH.
There's a difference between vulvar itching which is usually around or between your labia and vaginal itching which is in the vaginal opening itself. But truth be told, there are a bunch of reasons you might be feeling a little uncomfortable down south. We asked experts to name some of the top culprits.
By Ellen Rosenberg Apr 1, Photo: iStockPhoto. From itchy bums to painful peeing, Michael Dickinson, a paediatrician in Miramichi, NB, explains that genital health issues are quite common in children, especially around pre-school age.