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Vaginal Itch: Possible Causes

Vaginal itch can be a very uncomfortable problem. It is best to avoid self-diagnosing, as vaginal itch can be caused by serious vaginal infections or STDs.

Vaginal itch can be a very uncomfortable problem to suffer from. If you experience it, you are probably wondering what may be the cause. While there are many potential causes of vaginal itch, here are a few of the most common.

Yeast Infections

This vaginal infection is one of the potential causes of vaginal itch. Symptoms of yeast infections include a cottage cheese-like discharge, itching, pain while urinating, and redness is the vaginal area. Over-the-counter remedies are often recommended, though home remedies like yogurt and garlic are also known to be effective.

Bacterial Vaginosis

This vaginal infection is even more common among women than yeast infections. It causes a white or gray vaginal discharge which is generally accompanied by a foul odor, often after having sexual intercourse. Itching, a burning sensation while urinating, and pain during sex are other possible symptoms. If bacterial vaginosis is the cause of your vaginal itching, you will need to take an antibiotic.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Some STDs rarely present symptoms, while others may be easy to confuse with a vaginal infection. Any time you experience vaginal itching, there is a possibility that it may be caused by an sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis, herpes, or even HPV, generally in the form of genital warts. Treatments for STDs vary, but some can cause serious complications, such as infertility.

It is best to avoid taking vaginal itching lightly. Any time you experience itching in your genital area, it may be caused by a vaginal infection or STD. Since it can be hard to tell the difference between all of these problems, visiting the gynecologist to test for STDs and vaginal infections is the best thing you can do. Avoid trying to self-diagnose yourself any time you experience vaginal itching, as it can cause you to experience serious complications later on.

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  1. Thanks for the info.

  2. This is very useful for people experiencing this problem, as well as their spouses. It’s very useful to know all possible causes, as well as to know where to seek help. It is more important to know how to prevent such infections.

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