Causes Itching In The Vaginal Area And Groin?
Doctor, I want to ask. Itching in the vaginal area and groin that’s why. Please answer. Thanks.
Hello, thanks for the question.
Itching in the genital area and groin is usually caused due to fungal infections, bacterial infections, skin diseases such as dermatitis, or allergic diseases. Complaints like this are indeed quite often experienced by both men and women, this is because in areas of skin folds such as the groin or vaginal area tend to be moist and wet so as to provide a preferred environment for germs to grow and develop. Some other conditions that increase the risk of this disease include:
Overweight or obese
Suffering from diabetes mellitus or diabetes
The habit of using pants that are narrow and made from do not absorb sweat
Have a low immune system, such as people who take immune system-suppressing drugs, become infected with HIV, undergo chemotherapy, etc.
If the complaint is felt disturbing you should consult a dermatologist and genitals for examination. The doctor will examine the lesion directly and ask questions about complaints. Additional tests may also be carried out in the form of examinations under a microscope, gram staining, examination with wood lamps, etc. as needed. If the complaint is caused by a fungal infection, antifungal drugs can be given, so also if the complaint is caused by a bacterial infection, antibacterial drugs can also be given, other than that other drugs are given according to the causes and clinical conditions that occur. Provision of this drug can be oral medication, ointments, or creams. To avoid and reduce complaints you should:
Avoid scratching the area of the itchy skin, scratching will aggravate the itching and cause the skin to become injured and aggravate the infection that occurs
Cold compress if it feels very itchy
Clean the folds of the skin with an antiseptic soap and make sure the genital area and skin folds are always clean and dry
Use pants that are loose and made from which absorb sweat
Dry your sex after each bowel or bladder
Avoid using personal equipment such as towels, clothing, underwear, etc. with others
Immediately change the underpants when wet or damp
Thus, hopefully it helps.