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For almost a year I have had this terrible itching

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Posted on Fri, 8 Mar 2019
Question: For almost a year I have had this terrible itching above my clitoris, partly under the pubic bone. There is no drainage no open area, not even any redness. It has been treated as a vaginal infection in the past, but that doesn't help. It seems to be more nerve pain. If I can stand holding the area, it helps. rubbing it only makes it sore. What can it be? It driving crazy. If I wash that area put Calmoseptine on it It will eventually stop hurting.
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Can be due to vaginal dryness.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.

Intense itching in the clitoris and vagina is commonly encountered in two conditions,

One is The Candidiasis (yeast), this does present with intense itching and foul-smelling curdy discharge. This condition can be treated with antifungals like Fluconazole.

The other possibility for such a problem is low estrogen levels leading to dryness in the vagina which stimulate the vaginal mucosa and cause itching. This is a common problem in the postmenopausal age group. This can be treated by using a topical Estrogen cream in the area to combat the dryness.

Please do get examined by a Gynecologist (no, NOT the nurse please) and ascertain the cause to get treated.

Meanwhile, you can take an antihistaminic like Benadryl which will reduce the itching.

I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.

For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal

Wishing you good health.

Regards.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal

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For almost a year I have had this terrible itching

Brief Answer: Can be due to vaginal dryness. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. Intense itching in the clitoris and vagina is commonly encountered in two conditions, One is The Candidiasis (yeast), this does present with intense itching and foul-smelling curdy discharge. This condition can be treated with antifungals like Fluconazole. The other possibility for such a problem is low estrogen levels leading to dryness in the vagina which stimulate the vaginal mucosa and cause itching. This is a common problem in the postmenopausal age group. This can be treated by using a topical Estrogen cream in the area to combat the dryness. Please do get examined by a Gynecologist (no, NOT the nurse please) and ascertain the cause to get treated. Meanwhile, you can take an antihistaminic like Benadryl which will reduce the itching. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Rakhi Tayal