its called Itchy vagina Syndrome
You must avoid scratching with aggression or attempt to use an item to relieve the itch. Poor Hygiene could be the cause of your vaginal itch. Also chemical irritants contained in certain products you use to bathe in can cause this too. If we have established that it is neither of the two mentioned above, then more times than not an itchy vagina can derive from a vaginal yeast infection that may show a discharge white in color and curd-like texture. Yeast infections can happen through taking antibiotics, birth control tablets, menstruation, pregnancy and even diabetes.
To relieve and prevent itching of the vagina you should:
Keep the genitals (vagina and anus) clean and dry. Use mild unscented soap and other that may contain irritants. Think cotton at all times for wearing around the genitals. Cotton panties are a safer bet than knickers made from synthetic materials. The genitals need breathing space and cotton gives this. After opening your bowels clean from the vagina back towards the anus. Yes we all know scratching gives instant relief, but it can also instantly worsen the problem. Please try to avoid scratching your vagina as it is not only unhealthy, but it can aggravate the condition. See your GP if you experience vaginal bleeding when not menstruating, or see swelling or have a presence of an unpleasant vaginal odor. A burning sensation when urinating or other urinary symptoms may be urinary tract infection.
Since it's not really acceptable to go around scratching your vagina in public, most have to settle for suffering in silence, or resorting to a little flexing of inner muscles in the hope that some relief can be had like that of doing the rumba on the spot.
There are several remedies out there to help relieve vaginal itching; however finding the right one may have you having to try different ones. Check with GP first before using unfamiliar products or taking medication.
1. Try Aloe Vera it is most effective for this issue. Apply fresh Aloe Vera juice to the affected area. You can use your fingers or better still and more hygienic is to soak a piece of cotton wool in the juice and apply it that way.
2. Alternately for vaginal itching, you can also use powdered Slippery Elm bark. More times found in herbal shops. Mix powder with water to form a paste and apply to the affected area.
3. Consider the yogurt tampon method. Dip the tampon into unsweetened yogurt and insert into the vagina. This is soothing and cooling.
4. Soak and relax in a vinegar sitz bath. Fill the bath half way with water and add a cup of apple cider vinegar. Sit in the bath spread eagled until the water has cooled.
Soak a tampon in Tea Tree oil if you prefer. You'll need to use an applicator tampon to make this easier. First coat the top half of the tampon in a lubricant of your choice, then add a few drops of Tea Tree oil to it, and insert the tampon. The lubricant was a suggestion merely for stopping the Tea Tree oil from soaking into the tampon. Over excessively scratching your vagina may cause you severe stress at times, however, you have to remember that stress may not end up being the problem if you do not get a second opinion on your selected course of treatment you have in mind, to treat the vaginal itch.
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