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    alright, well i am 18 years old, and i have been having this "Itch" for quiet some time now. It Itches at the "Vaginal Opening", and near the anus. And i mean it itches, so much to the point where i go pee, I itch with the toilet paper and then i itch so much i start to bleed...then when i go pee later it burns cause i got a cut (from itching so much). The itching is most severe first thing in the morning and at night when i'm trying to sleep. i have thought of numerous things that could be causing it.
    possibly the fact that it is hereditary because my mother suffers from the exact same symptoms and had been for years and then recently it just ended for her. or possible something in my diet because it worsens after i pee or poop. so i completely cut out gluten from my diet to give that a shot.
    or maybe even something hormonal, because it worsens before, during, and after my period.
    i have also been taking fish oil, and primerose tablets in the mornings in hopes that it may be due to dry skin.

    either way i really need some help because i really can't take this any longer. i find myself so frustrated and angry because i feel so helpless. my mother said that she has seen numerous doctors and specialists for this but none of them have had answers.
    i've made an appointment with a naturopath. but until then there must be SOMETHING I CAN DO to lessen the itching or someone out there who has experienced what i am going through and found a solution to make it stop.

    thank you ladies!!

  • If this reply from Katarina stays up - please do NOT wash yourself with toothpaste.

    There are a number of conditions that cause this type of scratch/itch cycle and it is a cycle. You scratch because it itches, it itches because you scratch. The conditions range from pruitis to lichen sclerosis. They will each have a similar yet different course of treatment. The main thing is to keep absolutely clean using a light un-scented soap and water, dabbing the area not wiping. Sometimes an antibiotic cream will be required to heal any broken skin. Sometimes an anti-fungal cream is necessary to get rid of bacterium on the skin, and there are other creams such as betamethasone and clobetasol which will help alleviate the itching. Lichen sclerosis in particular can be an on-going life-long condition and you will want to know if this is what you have as there are other special steps you may need to know.

    Lichen Sclerosis is thought to be an auto-immune disease of the skin that affects the peri-anal area. It is not an STD
    That which we forget may as well never really happened.

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    • Originally posted by Claret View Post
      Sometimes an anti-fungal cream is necessary to get rid of bacterium on the skin,
      I should hope not! Antifungal cream only kills fungus (yeast). If there's bacteria you need an antibiotic!
      “...choose to believe in your own myth
      your own glamour
      your own spell
      a young woman who does this
      (even if she is just pretending)
      has everything....”
      ― Francesca Lia Block, How to (Un)cage a Girl

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      • Sorry my fingers didn't keep up with my thoughts. it should have read "Antifungal cream and bacterial cream to get rid of bacterium on the skin". Thanks for catching that. I think I was most concerned that she would use toothpaste to clean herself.
        That which we forget may as well never really happened.

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        • Sure! I know, I'm just a pedant about such things (like people using antibacterial sprays to try and kill viruses...) basic Biology fails flag up in neon lettering for me. Cleaning your lady bits with toothpaste? Ugh that's definately not a good way to go.
          “...choose to believe in your own myth
          your own glamour
          your own spell
          a young woman who does this
          (even if she is just pretending)
          has everything....”
          ― Francesca Lia Block, How to (Un)cage a Girl

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          • I'm 18 too! And I have the same problem. My mom said it might be the soap, shaving cream, or lotions I use. But I notice it more now right before my period. Which has been a week late for the past 2 months. I also notice discharge from my vagina that smells yeasty, so I assume it's linked to a yeast infection. I used vagisil and it helped me right away. I don't know if that's the right product for you though... That might irritate your areas more.
            I don't know if that helps. But good luck. I know how you feel- and it is definitely not fun.
            Last edited by MissA; 08-23-2014, 12:24 PM.

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            • Perhaps u have seen the chronic bv thread started in 2006. Quite long, but you can choose esp. from the recent tips in the newer posts wc might help. I thought the boric acid caps have had research done and have quite helped some ladies, as well as probiotics. Douching, i understand doesnt really help, except w/ white or acvinegar, the latter taken internally w/ water daily too. It also has pH of 4.5, same as women's vj so i understand that's why its safe as douche.

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              • Wash with un sented soap or vagisil for itching you can buy canesten over the counter that come with pessary if you dont know what this is its like a little white tablet you can insert into your vagina if you still have problems you may need to see your doctor for some medication.This sounds like thrush and i get it alot because im type two diabetic.

                yorkielass

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                • Im going through this now, I notice it pops up right before my period... dealing with it now.. I'm trying to figure out if I have a yeast infection, bacteria or something else. I took a suppository last night (off brand monastat 3) and symptoms lessoned today.. so we will have to see
                  Love,

                  AshleyNova

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                  • Ash

                    Originally posted by AshleyNova View Post
                    Im going through this now, I notice it pops up right before my period... dealing with it now.. I'm trying to figure out if I have a yeast infection, bacteria or something else. I took a suppository last night (off brand monastat 3) and symptoms lessoned today.. so we will have to see
                    Hormones may have something to do w/ it, but whatever it is, i suggest see a doc/obgyne first to have lab test if u need something for bacteria or fungi. Your condition will also be monitored and findings recorded, so u have something to look back to if it recurs. Your history of prescriptions and what 'worked' and didnt work would help a lot, and its real hard to self diagnose and do trial and error. This way u dont spend unnecessarily on something not needed, and the meds no longer have an effect (is that efficacy?!) on the organisms when we need them. Sorry, i only have mins. online now. But hope that helps.

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                    • Thanks, i just finished day 3 of the monastat and feel a lot better.. I have a obgyn apt in Nov. so i will have to wait till then, my annual, to discuss with him.
                      Love,

                      AshleyNova

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                      • Good to hear. It's just that women self mediate sometimes, and diagnosing is affected, bec. bacterial count is affected, for ex., then something else is prescribed.. then it doesnt work that well, and we go back and... Of course it helps that some women have benefited from probiotics, but many docs say no to douching, except acv or white vinegar i heard because of the pH balance mess up. Ok!

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                        • It is normal to have a bacteria in a vaginal, but if there is a wrong bacteria growing then it can lead to an infection. And that infection can cause that particular genital area very bud such as itching in a very bad way that you had already described here as well as swelling, discharges or mass grown in vaginal etc. For that issue, it is better to take care of every little part such as always wash your genital area, keep it dry and drink lots of water, because water can cure many such infections as well.
                          If you are finding the issue more problematic than it is better to go and consult with a specialist.
                          Last edited by FlorenceSunderland; 11-26-2014, 02:27 AM.

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                          • Im going back to this thread to ask. Some readings say women who undergo some antibiotic treatments sometimes get yeast infections afterwards. My 1st YE was like some months ago. Recently i needed some coamoxiclav for a hurting tooth wc the dentist could not treat until the pain was gone. However, 4 days into it, i notice some vulval itching starting. I hope this isnt ye, but if it is, i really wish i neednt be going to an OB soon just after going to dentist and ENT too. Aside from yogurt, what have the women here tried (natural remedies or not)? My last Rx was betamethasone ointment, wc is not advised to use again just after a month, is it? I just dont think i can afford another doc visit, when i need followups to the ENT and dentist again in a few days=/. Tnx.

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