the body itches, no matter where that itch occurs, it can cause
serious discomfort. However, if the itching occurs in the vaginal
region, it can be both frustrating and painful. While random
scratching is no cause for alarm, when it happens regularly and
constant, it’s often a sign of something serious.
transmitted diseases are often at the forefront of people’s minds
when they have vaginal or private region itching. However, it’s
important to note that while some itching in the private region is
associated with STDs, it’s not always the case.
gonorrhea, HIV, trichomoniasis and others don’t cause itching as a
symptom. That doesn’t mean they don’t have other symptoms such as
pain during urination, vaginal discharge, abnormal growth, etc.
are the six other possible reasons that you could be suffering from
vaginosis is similar to a yeast infection but is the result of a good
and bad bacteria imbalance. In most cases, there are no symptoms, but
when they do appear, they can cause itching in the private region and
a white, foul-smelling discharge.
not uncommon to introduce an irritant the body cannot tolerate – be
it a douche, soap, cream, detergent, fabric softener, scented toilet
paper, etc. However, if you are intolerant to something, most times,
the itching won’t just occur in the private region but other areas
of the body as well.
Pubic lice are small creatures that look similar to a crab, which can make the pubic region very itchy. While they are mostly seen in the pubic region, they can also attach themselves to densely hairy body parts.
lotion can kill the lice, but it’s always best to talk to a doctor
and get a prescription.
are many skin-related problems that can cause itching, such as
psoriasis and eczema. These conditions can also cause itchiness and
redness in one’s private areas. Eczema, which is known as atopic
dermatitis, often occurs in people with allergies or asthma. It’s
noted by its scaly texture and rash. Psoriasis, which is notable by
the red skin and itchy feeling on the joints and scalp, can also
occur in the vaginal region.
Tract Infection (UTI)
bacteria that causes a urinary tract infection can happen anywhere in
the tract – bladder, ureters, kidneys and urethra. A UTI, which if
left untreated, will lead to irritation, severe itching, pain while
urination, an urgency to use the bathroom and pelvic pain. A round
of antibiotics is the only method of treatment to cure you of this
is already found in the vagina and, while it doesn’t typically
cause a problem, a plethora of it can lead to an infection. This
infection is known as vaginal yeast infection and happens to three in
four women at least once in their life.
Doctors may prescribe a round of antibiotics to address the itchy, burning and discharge that is caused by the yeast infection.