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Help with my problem please

hello i have a problem since last year i been havin this itch on my virgina in when i get in the tub its worsser then it was before i got it wet and my thighs be itchin too it looks like my skin dry but i dont think thats the problem do you might kno whats causin it
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Hello Ladysneaky,

If you have been sexually active is recommended to see your doctor. Itch and dryness could be a sign of infection. Fungal infection, bacterial, and viruses can cause itch and dryness. If no lessions, pimples or blisters are present may be dificult to give one diagnose. The best way is to get blood testing and a pap smear by gynecologist.

Take care!
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It could be thrush or dead skin cells please inform your doctor
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Itching or burning is often caused by allergic sensitivity for which the cortisone would probably help, or infection such as bacteria or yeast.
Okay, could you possibly be allergic to any of the soap you are using?
Do you have any discharge from your vaginal area?
Is there a sore and distinct smell?
If there isn't any discharge or smell from that area, and the soap isn't any bother, you could possibly use any antifungals to see if that would possibly help.
If that doesn't work, try checking if there is a history of diabetes in your family. In other words, get your blood tested for the glucose level.
Here are some tips to care for vaginal itching/burning/irritation.
1. Keep your genital area clean and dry. Use plain, unscented soap.
2. Avoid colored or perfumed toilet tissue and bubble bath.
3. Wear cotton panties or pantyhose with a cotton crotch. Avoid panties made from synthetic materials. For infants and toddlers, change diapers often.
4. Change out of wet clothing, especially wet bathing suits or exercise clothing, as soon as possible.
5. Avoid feminine hygiene sprays and douches.
6. Eat yogurt with live cultures or take lactobacillus acidophilus tablets when using antibiotics. Check with your doctor.
7. Cleanse by wiping or washing from front to back (vagina to anus) after urinating or having a bowel movement.
8. Lose weight if you are over weight.
9. Keep your blood sugars under good control if you have diabetes.

It is also helpful to:

1. Avoid scratching, which will only aggravate the problem.
2. Avoid overexertion, heat, and excessive sweating.
3. Delay sexual activity until your symptoms get better or at least use a lubricant during intercourse.
4. Use condoms to avoid catching or spreading sexually transmitted diseases.
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