Simple itching without any vaginal discharge
could be due to dryness of vaginal mucosa. Dryness can occur Perimenopause when approaching menopause and also the post-menopause years frequently experience vaginal itching
. Menoapuse causes dryness due to fall in the level of estrogen hormone.You havent mentioned your age but if you are 45+ it can be that you are aprroaching menoapuse which can also cause delay in your periods and irregular periods
Use of chemical irritants such as detergents, fabric softeners, feminine sprays, ointments, creams, douches, and contraceptive
foams or jellies can also lead to inflammation, and itching. Stress may increase vaginal itching and make you more susceptible to infections.
Also vaginal infections particularly those caused by fungus can lead to vaginal itching with discharge. One is candidiasis
where in there is thick curdy white vaginal discharge with severe itching
. Trichomoniais causes greenish vaginal discharge with foul smell and itching.
Vaginitis following first intercourse or in sexually transmitted diseases can also cause itching.
You should visit a gynecologist for an internal examination and proper treatment according the cause.
Some home measures to reduce itching are:
Avoid feminine hygiene sprays and douches.
Change out of wet clothing, especially wet bathing suits or exercise clothing, as soon as possible.
Cleanse the perineal area by wiping or washing from front to back (vagina to anus) after urinating or having a bowel movement.
Eat yogurt or take Lactobacillus
acidophilus tablets when using antibiotics as prolonged antibiotic therapy promotes growth of fungal infections which causes itching.
Keep your genital area clean and dry. Use plain, unscented soap.
Keep your blood sugar under good control if you have diabetes.
Lose weight if you are overweight.
Wear cotton panties or pantyhose with a cotton crotch. Avoid panties made from synthetic materials.