I placed a question today but this is rediculous now i'am at work and the itching would not stop. ist like a rash or bumps around my vagina or vulva area and have period problems all test came out normal when the were done about 2 months ago but still no sign of period and now this itching problem. I am married and not on contraceptives any suggestions i am getting very worried because doctor says i am fine. I don't beleive that because i always had normal periods and now i have to many problems. DO U THINK SOMETHING IS WRONG !!! And for the Itching PLEASE!!!! any suggestions? PLEASE read my other posts for more details about this
itching could be from many things. Needing to clean down there. You may also have a yeast infection. You can go to like walmart or a drug store and in the area where Pregnancy test and condoms are there is monistat yeast itching stuff try that if you haven't already.
Try getting an feminine anti-itch cream, that could help out... Then make sure to keep the area dry, not moist -- no tight clothes, no thongs... A cortizone cream could also help - but do not use for more than a few days... you may want to visit your doc & make sure you don't have yeast or an infection.
i have tried that already these are like bumps like when u shave and u get a rash thats how it lokks. around the vagina and i am constantly cleanning myself even after sex i make sure i wash becaus e if not a get an infection. Might this be why i am alson not getting my period its about 4 months worried with this problem and doctor says i have no hormonal problem. Help Thanks
Yeast is the most common cause for vaginal itching. If you're sure that all other tests are negative, then try a vinegar/water douche. If you're not itching inside, then don't actually insert it. Just rinse whatever areas are itchy with that mixture and see if it helps. You should feel relief almost immediately.
To temporarily relieve the itching, fill a water bottle with water and allow it partially freeze. This will help calm things down. Make sure, if your doctor does not find any infection/dermatological issues, that you push for a second opinion with someone who deals with vulvar/vaginal issues like this.
I got the same embarassing situation for many years - looking back I believe it was brought on having developed Candida due to an incredible amount of anti-biotics prescribed to me from early childhood to late teens (imbalances the bowel flora big time, so important to top up on the pro biotics afterwards and avoid sugars, yeast and other fermented foods). Also by being put on the contraceptive pill at a too early age that had a very heavy dosage of oestrogen has in my view also an effect. I remember that a lot of things in my body started to act in a funny way, and one of them was suddenly having a lot of discharge, a strong smell down there and itch on my pubic hair area. I also grew within on month from a fairly skinny person into a fullblown adult woman shape :-O. Over the last few decades I have had a lot of stress and I noticed that the itch gradually got worse. Also my ex-husband had herpes and jock-itch and I think that this, plus a run-down immune-system have been the reason why it's not been healing up. When I am under stress it always seems to be flaring up. I use homoepathic remedies and Aconite 30 works if it comes up suddenly. The following worked for me: making quite a warm sitzbath with baking soda, applecidervinegar. Use only aquaeus lotion, put a few drops of lavender aromatherapy in. I also have found that spraying Burnshield, which is for burns, scalds and sunburn works beautifully. Don;t know if it is available outside New Zealand, but it has teatree in it. Also drinking a solution with 1/2 teaspoon baking soda or a tablespoon applecidervinegar in water seems to be bringing relief. Stay away from sugars as this may aggravate the situation. I also found that having a congested gallbladder is often underlying a lot of problems. Have a look at some websites that do gallbladder cleanses. It's a bit of a mishmash, but I found that certain things only work for a little while, so keep on looking to what works :-) It all helps, but in the meantime it can drive you nuts! I am relieved to find that I am not the only one on the planet with this condition :-)
Help! Me too! I am 44 have been itcing for years but now it seems at its height. At first it was from candida albicans. Sadly, my now 25 year old daughter contracted Genital Herpes. She came home to visit one year upset, stayed several days, but wouldn't open up right away to say why she was upset. She hadn't brought really a lot of clothes and the ones she had weren't clean.
I let her stay and noticed one day while she was dressing she had some of my undergarments on. I commented about this as I didn't raise her to wear shared garments. She knew this but had "picked up" different ways while on her own. A few days later I began to itch so badly I thought I'd lose my mind. I couldn't understand why, what could have caused it. I asked her if she had worn more of my undergarments. She admitted she had. Had washed them and put them back.
Can you get Herpes Complex from shared underwear? As eventhough she washed them, can it still survive wash cycle and deteregents? It itches so badly, especially around the start of my menses. Afterwards it syops then slowly begins a new cycle. Although, I do have Fibroid Tumors and Ovarian Cysts as well. Due to this I suffer from low iron and borderline Anemia. I was recently in ER and was threatened with a blood transfusion when the cyst acted up shortly after my last period. I've heard low iron can cause itching such as this as well. Can anyone help me and tell me what to do?
Oh yes, my itching is primarily a specific spot on my left labia. The hair is missing there and it looks like rough skin. I've also suffered the flaky skin syndrome some other posters have mentioned. Not lately though. Just the hellish itching. Lately I've been also getting goose pimples all over my body prior to the start of an aggressive onset. This is why I asked if it might be Herpes that I cannot see. It feels as if I want to curl into a tight ball. I become hypersensitive and don't want to touch anything or allow anything to touch me. It feels as if a pin with electric waves of itching courses through the same specific area of the last three or four years. To boot, my heels (especially of the left foot) itch, are dry and cracked and the area near the groin also itches, just not as terribly.
I am in my eighties and have never had vaginal itch except once after I took antibiotics, I had Chlymidia and my docter had me use Gention Violet. This was goint to be about the adversing on TV that I thind disgusting because Vagisil makes it sound like women stink. Bathing regularly should be all you need to do. I have never had a smell coming from my vagina.
I just want to give women some things they can check. I worked for a Gynecologist and one of the things that causes itching is crabs! You need a microscope to see the damn things, the best thing to do is to shave all your pubic hair. If this is not the problem, a Gynecologist that knows his/her stuff should be able to cure an infection, etc. One thing women need to be aware how they wipe themselves. Always front to back, feces contain bacteria like e-coli.Also, never put underwear on while wearing shoes! I hope this helps.
To everyone who is suffering unknown itchness and burning. I have been researching this for weeks after my multiple doctor visits help me not at all. I was ready to tear my hair out last night when I read online that a Iodine Douche would help the symptoms. So I flew to my local drug store and bought a Summers Eve Iodine Douche....any really medicated iodine douche will work at a .3% dilution. I was on fire the moment before I used the douche for the first time. Right after I used it my burning and itchiness were almost completely gone!! I could breathe and unclench my jaw for the first time in 2 months. I used the second bottle today and I am still symptom free. I seriously did a little happy dance and almost broke into tears from the relief. Forget Monistat, I also read that this can make the symptoms worse. Try the Iodine Douche and see if this works for you...it really worked for me.
I am so tired of the Dr.s looking at me like I"m crazy. Either I have something or I"m just plain nuts. They test for everything and found nothing. But guess what my husband has helped me figure out. I"m allergic to SUGAR! Yes, thats right, and if I use the fake stuff, omg the itching drives me insane so reg sugar is better for me, though I have now had to stop using it. Try finding foods that do not have sugar in them. DO NOT USE canned foods! they have so much sugar you will cry all night while itching. As soon as I get up and urinate, the itching stops. Now the last doctor I told this too, my new one, looked at me again like I was crazy, she said, well everything has sugar in it. Yes but some sugars apparently are worse then others? I found a mayo that believe it or not does not have sugar in it. Anyway, she ordered a blood allergies test, it came back neg for all allergies. Listen, do not trust this blood work for allergies testing, it has already been proven that I have sever allergies so I know that cant be right. Now, I have to go back into her and tell her I want the reg type of allergies test and to be tested for sugar allergies. Try not using sugar for a few days, thats all it will take, see if that helps. oh yes, it also makes my ears itch!
This may be the answer for some of you!! I had the same itchy problems you are describing for about 9 months. I went to 4 different Gynecologists and they told me the same things you are hearing- maybe it's your soap, sleep naked, use these creams blah, blah, blah.. I could not take it anymore, and I was convinced that this was not normal and I should not have to do all this stuff just to feel not itchy. Finally, I went to the fifth doctor. She tested me for "GROUP B STREP". I tested positive- she gave me some sort of 5 or 7 day prescription (pills) and it was gone - totally- for 6 years now- back to normal - no more creams, no more anything!!! I could not believe I suffered for that long before finally a doctor figured it out. Group B Strep is NOT a sexually transmitted disease. It happens when microscopic amounts of fecal matter end up in your vagina and can cause a disruption of the flora in there. Not hard to happen if you have been going to the bathroom all day, have had a bowel movement, and then have sex that evening without taking a shower first. I know it sounds gross but, it easily happens to people. So... it's worth a shot- ask your doctor to test you for "GROUP B STREP". Also, this is VERY important to know if you are going to have babies because once you have Group B Strep it lies dormant in your body and when you have a baby, they need to put you on an antibiotic during delivery. It's extremely important!! Don't worry you cannot pass Group B Strep on to your sexual partners. (At least not as of latest research) I was shocked that I had Group B Strep, as I was not engaging in anal sex or anything but, my doctor told me it's actually very easy to get, you do not even have to be sexually active and you can get it. So even if you think this can't be what it is, it's worth a shot to mention to your doctor to be tested for Group B Strep. It's real easy, it's just a swab test.
Also, here are some things that might help, they are cardinal rules for me and should be for every woman!! They should have taught this in health class!! I have had no more problems:
1) ALWAYS urinate immediately after sex. Even if it is just a few drops. This will help eliminate your UTI's. Do not just roll over and go to sleep!! Very important!!
2) ALWAYS wipe front to back. (I know most woman know this one, but just want to make sure.)
3) DO NOT engage in anal sex. If you must, DO NOT go from the anus to the vagina or mouth without thoroughly washing the penis with soap and water. If you go from the anus to the vagina without washing, this is a sure fire way to get Group B Strep which causes itching.
4) Whenever possible try to have CLEAN sex. Meaning both partners take a bath or shower first. If this is not possible, at the very least before sex, take a washcloth and wash your anus. You don't want that bacteria from fecal matter getting mixed in during sex.
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