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    What causes itching in the genitals?

Posted on Mon, 7 Aug 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Intense itching and of the genitalia for several months. have had several UTI.
Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Oestrogen cream

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for the query.

It is common to have this problem on the genitalia due to following reasons:
1) Dryness of the area because of menopause
2) Frequent UTI
3) Excess use of medications like anti itch tablets, antibiotics.

I suggest to use Evening primrose oil tablets and topical oestrogen cream. Also cut your nails short as it can injure the genitalia further and cause more problems.
If you can stop scratching by various means the itch will automatically stop in a day or two. So wear cotton clothes and undergarments tightly so that scratching is not possible even at night.

If the above measures do not help you need a prescription medicine from local OBGYN.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Dr. V. N. S. Parinam

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Practicing since :2008

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