IN THE KNOW: VAGINAL ITCH

If you have a vagina, you’ve probably felt itchy in that area at some point in your life. Vaginal itch is so common, in fact, women experience it more often than the common cold. And as you may know, itch isn’t a one-size-fits-all sensation. The feeling ranges from slightly bothersome to very irritating to OMG-my-vagina’s-on-fire. Needless to say, we’re of the mind that vaginal itch is less of a dirty little secret and more of a shared experience of womanhood. However, when itch does happen, it’s important to know what may be causing it so you can get relief.

LET’S TALK ABOUT YOU

Vaginal itch can be caused by a few things. By answering these questions, we can help you better understand what’s going on.

Do you have vaginal itch with discharge?

PREVENTION

There are a few things you can do to help prevent vaginal itch: keep the vaginal area clean and dry, avoid using harsh soaps, laundry detergents, and fabric softeners, avoid colored or perfumed pads or toilet paper, wear cotton panties and change your underwear daily, avoid tight and binding clothing, especially in the crotch area, change out of wet clothing ASAP, and cleanse the area by wiping or washing from front to back (vagina to anus) after urinating or having a bowel movement.

Dr. O “WHAT CAUSES VAGINAL ITCH?” (3:51)

Gynecologist Dr. Althea O’Shaughnessy has the low-down on vaginal itch.

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