Pruritus vulvae

What is Pruritus vulvae?

Pruritus vulvae is pruritus of the vulva, which is the counterpart of pruritus scroti, and may have many different causes. Patch testing may be used to diagnose the cause.

This condition is a symptom of an underlying condition more often than it is a primary condition. Vulva irritation can be caused by any moisture left on the skin. This moisture may be perspiration, urine, vaginal discharge or small amounts of stool. It may be caused by vaginal infections, vulvitis, HPV (human papilloma virus) infection, anal incontinence, Bowen's disease, or dietary irritants (caffeine, tomatoes, and peanuts).

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i have a vaginal infection/ possibly pruritus vulvae , doc thinks its skin infection, prescribed timodine. but this says external use only...

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Use vaginal clotrimazole cream after doctor advice

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I am a 23 yr old female. I recently had a check up with a nurse practitioner. I noticed bumps located on on my vulva, specifically on the...

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Though normal skin tags can appear in the labia minora, to me the bumps you describe and seen are more likely to be...

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