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Causes of Vaginal Itching

Postby Angelina David » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:27 am

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There are a number of reasons that improper hygiene can cause vaginal itching. Not wiping fully after urinating for instance can cause vaginal itching as it leaves your vagina moist and wet and because urine is acidic. Likewise not drying properly after a bath or shower can also cause vaginal itching. Alternatively if you sweat a lot this can also cause your vagina to itch and can create what is known as a 'sweat rash'. To avoid this, make sure to change your underwear after any exertion and to wash thoroughly.

Allergy

Many allergies can affect the groin and this could be an allergy to a new detergent you are using when washing your knickers or trousers, or even an allergy to semen which can also cause itching. If you feel itchy and/or sore after sex then try using protection to determine whether a semen allergy might be the cause. In some cases it might even be a latex allergy which can be triggered by the condoms.

STD

Yes unfortunately you eventually have to face the possibility that your vaginal itching is caused by an STD. There are many STDs that can cause itching from thrush to herpes. If you have had unprotected sex with a new partner recently, or if the itchiness occurs with other symptoms such as a rash, discharge or painful urination, then you should consult a physician.

Yeast Infection

A yeast infection can be caused by an imbalance of bacteria (normally it is caused by 'candida') around the vagina and could result in infections such as vaginitis which causes swelling, itching and discharge.
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