Vaginal itching is an unpleasant experience that women suffer from. The causes of genital itching can range from a simple complication to serious problems such as cancer, but do not worry, most vaginal and genital itching will not be serious and dangerous. Our doctors will answer your common questions about the medical treatment of vaginal itching.
The specific subject of this article will be Medicine for itching in private parts.
Your doctor will diagnose your genital itching by performing a clinical examination and sometimes performing some diagnostic tests and will suggest appropriate treatment.
Although most genital itching is not serious and has no significant cause, our therapy group recommends that if you have vaginal itching and discomfort for a long time or if the severity of your vaginal itching gradually increases, be sure to see a doctor
What causes vaginal itching?
Common causes of vaginal itching include the following:
- Local stimuli:
Exposure to stimuants can cause itching by causing allergic reactions in the area triggers are:
- Vaginal douche
- Cleaners and detergents
- Types of gels, creams and ointments
- Topical contraceptive drugs
- Toilet paper
- Sprays for women
Women with underlying disorders are more likely to itch with these stimuli
- Urinary incontinence
- Diseases and skin problems:
Problems such as:
They can cause redness and itching of the genital area
- Eczema or dermatitis:
People with an atopic background and people with a history of asthma and types of allergies can develop genital itching due to eczema.
In these cases, the skin of the genital area becomes red and inflamed and often is accompanied by itching and flaking. Eczema can also spread to the vagina.
People with this skin problem often experience inflammation and itching and flaking off, but psoriasis in the genital area is due to the lack of flaking off due to moisture in the area.
Infection with yeast:
One of the most common causes is genital itching in women. If you are one of those women who take antibiotics arbitrarily, know that these drugs upset the vaginal balance and overgrowth of yeasts by killing beneficial and normal bacteria in the vagina.
Disorders of vaginal yeast balance lead to unpleasant conditions that include itching, burning, and excessive vaginal discharge.
Vaginitis due to bacterial infection or bacterial vaginitis:
Vaginal itching with a very foul-smelling, gray or white dilute discharge can be a sign of bacterial or BV vaginitis.
Sexually transmitted infections include:
- Genital Warts
- Genital herpes
These conditions are accompanied by itching, yellow or green discharge, and pain when urinating
Decreased estrogen near menopause is associated with vaginal atrophy, vaginal dryness, itching, and genital irritation.
These are rare causes of female genital itching.
Volvo cancer is sometimes accompanied by itching, abnormal bleeding, and pain in the vulva area
The vulva is the outer part of the female genitalia, which includes the minor labia, vaginal clitoris, and major labia.
This cancer can be treated if diagnosed in the early stages
So take the annual checkup seriously.
If you suffer from chronic emotional stress, your immune system will weaken, which can cause inflammation and itching of the vagina or make you more prone to infections.
Medication for genital itching should be appropriate to the cause of the inflammation and itching, so when you are examined by a gynecologist, his or her questions about itching, how safe your sex is, along with some tests such as specific cultures, blood and urine tests confirm the diagnosis.
- Drug treatment of genital itching:
- If the cause of vaginal itching is an infection with yeast and fungi:
The drug used in these cases will include antifungal agents. These agents have a various list of drugs and are available as ointments, creams and tablets
Clotrimazole belongs to this category and is sometimes prescribed as a vaginal ointment.
One of the following is selected for the pharmacological treatment of fungal infections of the vagina:
- Clotrimazole vaginal cream
- Clotrimazole vaginal tablets
- Nystatin vaginal tablets
- fluconazole oral capsules 150 mg
- Vaginal miconazole cream
Clotrimazole and miconazole have a similar therapeutic effect, but allergic reactions to miconazole are very likely to occur, which is why most doctors prescribe clotrimazole.
- If bacterial vaginitis is the cause of genital itching:
In these cases, your doctor will prescribe a specific course of oral antibiotics, which include:
- Metronidazole topical gel or metronidazole tablets
- Clindamycin vaginal cream
- Sulfa Vaginal Cream
Bacterial vaginitis does not require concomitant treatment of the partner
Twenty to forty percent of infected women may have a recurrence of the infection within one month of treatment, in which case topical metronidazole gel should be used twice a week for six months.
You can also start taking probiotics if needed
Nystatin has less therapeutic effects than clotrimazole.
It is forbidden to use corticosteroids in the genital area without a doctor’s prescription. Flucinolone or triamcinolone may be prescribed by your doctor for a short time to reduce inflammation and itching, but strongly avoid taking corticosteroids without a prescription.
The important thing is to be sure to finish your treatment period
- If gonorrhea and chlamydia infection cause itching:
Usually both infections are present at the same time
Chlamydia should be treated at the same time as the sexual partner. Chlamydia is well controlled by prescribing doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for seven to ten days, (taking two oral azithromycins at the same time)
Do not have sex during treatment with azithromycin
Repeat the test to ensure that the infection is gone.
- If gonorrhea or gonococcal infection (gonorrhea) is the cause of the itching:
- Ceftriaxone injection
- Take one ciprofloxacin tablet
- Take one of the 400 afloxacin tablets
- Eat a 400 mg cefixime
Reminder: Avoid taking medications on your own
When to see a doctor?
In the following cases, it is necessary to see a doctor:
- If itching of the genital area is accompanied by an wound.
- If itching of the genital area is accompanied by blistering
- If there is redness and inflammation in the genital area
- If you have difficulty urinating or have pain when urinating
- If itching of the genital area is accompanied by abnormal vaginal discharge
- If itching of the genital area is accompanied by pain and discomfort during sexual intercourse
- If you have had high-risk sex and now have inflammation and itching of the genital area
- Non-drug treatments and home remedies to relieve itching of the genital area:
The following can be effective in reducing genital itching:
- Rinse the genital area with warm water
- Do not use shampoo and scented detergents to wash the area
- The use of vaginal douches and women’s sprays is prohibited
- After stooling, wash and dry from front to back after each defecation
- Change your underwear regularly
- Choose your underwear from fabric with natural fibers and change it as soon as it gets wet