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Article Home Women's Health Rashes and itching at vagina

Rashes and itching at vagina

It is also known as dermatitis. It causes vagina to to become sore, dry, red and thicker in some places. It is some times a chronic condition.

Vaginal rash is an eruption on the skin of vagina.

Causes of vaginal rashes with itching:

Addition related symptoms:

Prevention and treatment:

  • Avoid colored or perfumed toilet tissue and bubble bath.
  • Avoid feminine hygiene sprays and douches.
  • Change out of wet clothing, especially wet bathing suits as soon as possible.
  • Cleanse the area by wiping or washing after urinating or having a bowel movement.
  • Keep your genital area clean and dry. Use plain and unscented soap.
  • Keep your blood sugar under control if you have diabetes.
  • Lose weight if you are overweight.
  • Wear cotton panties. Avoid panties made of synthetic materials.

Other precautions:

  • Avoid overexertion, heat, excessive sweating.
  • Avoid scratching.
  • Delay sexual activity until the symptoms get better or use a lubricant during intercourse.
  • Use condoms to avoid spreading of infection.

When to seek medical advice:

  • If you have blisters or ulcers over vagina and vulva.
  • If you have burning urination or other urinary symptoms like urgency.
  • Unusual vaginal bleeding, swelling or discharge.
  • If your partner also has symptoms.
  • If the symptoms worsen, lasts longer than one week or recur.

Diagnostic tests:

  • Pelvic examination, medical history.
  • Culture and microscopic examination of vaginal discharge.
  • Pap smear.
  • Urine and blood tests.


  • Antibiotics for bacterial infections including sexually transmitted infections.
  • Antifungals for yeast infections.
  • Anti histamines for relief of itching.
  • Steroid creams or lotions to reduce inflammation.

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