Itching in the Vagina and Vulva
Itching causes discomfort anywhere on the body, and when it happens in the vagina or vulva, which are far more sensitive, the level of discomfort tends to increase by tenfold. There are several reasons why the itching develops, starting from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, menopause, lichen sclerosis, and chemical irritants, even an excess of antibiotics can cause itching in this area.
Treatment for Vaginal Itching
When it comes to treating vaginal itching, there are many different treatments depending on the cause. For example, a yeast infection needs to be treated with antifungal medications, which can be bought over-the-counter and taken orally or in the form of suppositories, creams, and ointments. Menopausal itching can be treated with estrogen tablets, cream, or in some cases a vaginal ring insert.
Best Home Remedy for Vaginal Itching
Vulva Balm Cream is an estrogen-free skin cream containing vitamin, natural, and enriched organic ingredients, that helps to relieve irritation. It is completely free of steroids, dyes, and any added fragrances, and can quickly soothe irritation and inflammed skin
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Into a bowl of warm water, add a few drops of Tea Tree essential oil and rinse your vulva with it. It is safe enough to be used internally to soothe any inflammation of the vagina.
What is Bacterial Vaginosis
Bacterial vaginosis or vaginal bacteriosis is a very common infection in women who are of childbearing age (15 – 44) and sexually active. Bacterial vaginosis usually occurs after having sexual intercourse with a new partner. It is possible for women to have it without having had sexual intercourse, but it is very unlikely. While bacterial vaginosis is not a sexually transmitted infection, experiencing it while continuing sexual activity can increase the risk of sexually transmitted infections.
Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis
Bacterial vaginosis can sometimes be present with no symptoms. However, when symptoms do appear, they come in the form of vaginal itching, discharge, and a burning sensation. The vaginal discharge can be either watery and thin, gray or white, and usually comes with a strong fishy odor. Sometimes, women can experience painful urination as well. Most women with bacterial vaginosis, however, do not experience any symptoms.