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4 Possible Reasons Why Your Vagina Itch

Itching and burning in the vaginal area can be aggravating, but it is manageable. Vaginal itching affects the majority of women at some point in their life, and it can be extremely uncomfortable. Worse, you have no idea why this is happening.

The causes of vaginal itching varies from something as simple as changing your body wash to something more serious, such as a sexually transmitted virus. 

That's why, even if you think you know what's causing your vaginal itching, you should see your doctor to get it diagnosed and treated.

The good news is that a healthy vaginal itch should be rare. The vaginal area functions as a self-cleaning oven. It truly looks after itself. It has natural bacteria that maintain a balance in the vaginal area, and when that equilibrium is broken, it can lead to increased itching and discharge.

Here are some possible reasons why your vagina itch.

1. You bought new underwear or switched soaps. 

If you're itching but don't have any of the other signs of a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis, it's worth thinking about what you've altered in your hygiene or clothing regimen recently. 

Contact dermatitis is a skin reaction to an allergen or irritant that your skin doesn't agree with, such as a new soap, lotion, dye, detergent, or even a sanitary pad. Some ladies are allergic to scented or dyed items.

2. Lice in the pubic area 

Pubic lice are a small, crab-like creature that can cause your vaginal and pubic areas itch like crazy. These are typically attached to pubic hair, although they can also be attached to other thickly covered parts of the body.

3. Irritants 

Vaginal itching can be caused by exposure to irritating chemicals. These irritants can itch anywhere on the body, including the vaginal and vulvar regions. Soap, bubble bath, douches, feminine sprays, lotions, ointments, detergents, scented toilet paper, and fabric softeners are just a few examples of common irritants.

4. Infections of the urinary tract. 

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection that can affect any part of your urinary tract (kidneys, urethra, ureters, and bladder), resulting in pelvic pain, a strong desire to pee, a burning sensation when peeing, and murky or foul-smelling urine. It can also cause tingling, irritated itching, particularly if the infection is near your urethra.

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