Vaginal itching is sometimes painful and can cause extreme discomfort, but it is incredibly common among women. You know that when the delicate areas of the vagina, clitoris and vulva are inflamed and irritated, your entire day can be ruined. There are many possible reasons that your vagina may be irritated, including bacterial vaginosis, sexually transmitted diseases, a yeast infection or menopause. The use of chemical irritants such as creams, douches and condoms can also cause itching. Many women are sensitive to contraceptive foams, fabric softeners, laundry detergents and scented toilet paper, too. There is also a condition called lichen sclerosus that can make white patches form on the skin around the vulva and scar the vagina.
Vaginal itching and discharge - adult and adolescent
Feminine Itching: Symptoms, Causes & How to Stop It
Mild itching of the clitoris can occur due to an increase in sensitivity from sexual arousal or stimulation. Persistent itching that arises outside of sexual activity or does not go away may signal an infection or health condition. The clitoris is a small, round part of the female anatomy that sits above the opening of the vagina. It is very sensitive and has many nerve endings, so itching here can be particularly bothersome. In this article, we look at the possible causes of itching on or around the clitoris and the treatment options. The clitoris is very sensitive and contains many nerve endings.
What can cause clitoris itching?
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Occasionally experiencing an itchy clitoris is totally normal in most cases. However, if irritation persists, or gets worse, or if you experience some other key symptoms, it could be a cause for concern and it might be time to see your healthcare provider. Oftentimes, an itchy clitoris is the result of an allergic reaction, also referred to as contact dermatitis.