How To Deal With Vaginal Itching?
Hello ,, hello doctor, I am a teacher, 22 years old, I want to ask how to deal with vaginal itching? R nThank you
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Itching in the vaginal area can be caused by several possibilities, including:
Normal hormonal changes, such as during menstruation or pregnancy. Infections of the vagina, for example due to fungi, bacteria, or Lichen sclerosus virus, which are white lesions that appear round or mottled accompanied by thinning of the skin (especially in the genital area and anus) Allergic contact dermatitis or irritation (for example, due to the use of sanitary napkins, cleaning fluids, use of perfume or deodorant in the pubic area, use of certain detergents or fragrances to wash underwear)
You should pay attention to other symptoms and signs that accompany the itching that you have, for example, is there abnormal vaginal discharge (yellowish, greenish, brownish, odorous, lumpy lumps, etc.), lumps or ulcers in the itchy area, round, whitish lesions, pain when urinating, or other symptoms. if there are other disturbing symptoms, you should see a doctor. You can go to a general practitioner or a dermatologist for further tests.
If you really feel the itching when you menstruate, then it's likely that the itching is only caused by hormonal factors. There is nothing you need to do because the itching will go away on its own after menstruation ends. Here are some of the things you can do:
Keep your vagina clean, wash it with water every time you shower. After you finish defecating or stool, make sure you dry the pubic area well. Avoid using underpants or pants that are too tight and use underwear made of soft and absorbent material. You should also pay attention to the pads or pantiliners you use. Do not use those that contain certain fragrances to avoid irritation in the vaginal area. Avoid doing douches (washing soak the vagina) with certain fluids or traditional ingredients. You should also avoid using certain fragrances or softeners for washing underwear. Avoid using certain perfumes or deodorants in the vaginal area.
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