What Causes Vaginal Itching

What Causes Vaginal Itching?

Perhaps one of the most uncomfortable vaginal discomforts is itching. It can be very embarrassing, and it is not recommended to scratch down there. Having a constant itch in your intimate area can also have a large impact on your daily activities. Before you can treat vaginal itching, it is good to first establish the cause.

These are the most common:

Vaginal yeast infection.

One of the main causes of vaginal itching is a yeast infection, also known as candida or thrush. A yeast infection is caused by an overgrowth of yeast cells in your vagina and/or in the external intimate area. Together with white, crumbly discharge, burning, and itch, the symptoms kick in. 
A yeast infection is fairly harmless and the symptoms will fade away, however it can be very uncomfortable. Therefore, there are several options to treat candida or to relieve the symptoms. You can use anti-yeast medication (antimycotics) to treat the infection. It is very effective but the medication can cause side-effects and recurring infections!

Another option is to relieve the symptoms, this can be done with our natural feminine care products. If you choose a product with natural ingredients you may also prevent a recurrence. Our  Soothing Care Kit is effective in the treatment and prevention of (recurring) vaginal yeast/ thrush problems. It alleviates discomfort such as discharge, itch, irritation, redness, and sensitivity.

Vaginal Dryness.

Another cause of the itch is vaginal dryness. Most women will associate this with menopause, however, women of any age can experience it. Besides itching, vaginal dryness can be accompanied by other discomforts such as burning, soreness, and pain during intercourse.

Vaginal dryness commonly occurs when there is a drop in estrogen levels, for example, due to pregnancy, medication (contraception), stress, depression or menopause. If you would like to treat vaginal dryness you should use our Intimacy Care Kit that can effectively stimulate the natural moisture needed to restore vaginal lubrication while protecting the vagina from external aggressions.  

Other causes of Vaginal Itching.

Other then yeast infection and vaginal dryness there are other causes of vaginal itching. While not common, bacterial vaginosis can also cause itch in some cases. 

Bacterial vaginosis is an infection caused by an overgrowth of harmful bacteria in the vagina.

The symptoms, strong fish-like odor, and grayish-white discharge can be quite uncomfortable but will fade away after some time. If you would like to treat bacterial vaginosis you can take antibiotics or use our Soothing Care Kit as a natural way to fight BV. 

Finally, vaginal itching could also be caused by irritation caused by chemicals such as soap or perfumes so it is strongly advised to use a  natural feminine wash to cleanse the vagina and prevent recurring infections.