Are you bothered by vaginal itching? If yes, it’s best to have it dealt with early, otherwise the itching and irritation may become more severe. Before deciding on a treatment plan to stop vaginal itching, it’s necessary to have the condition accurately diagnosed, so that the underlying cause is identified.
What causes vaginal itching?
Vaginal itching can be caused by a variety of factors including yeast and bacterial infections, but if these have been investigated and the problem persists, the condition may be due to vulvar contact dermatitis.
Vulvar contact dermatitis is a skin condition that occurs as a result of exposure to chemicals or allergens that irritate the skin of the external genitalia. It is characterized by itching and burning of the vagina, in the absence of an infection.
The irritants may be due to external or internal factors. External factors typically include feminine hygiene products, body shampoos, body soaps, and lotions. Internal factors relate to changes in the vaginal microflora.
How to stop vaginal itching
Vaginal itching can be annoying and uncomfortable, but it is very treatable. In cases where vaginal itching is caused by irritants, patients are advised to start using hypocontactant skin care products only.
The team at Fowler GYN International (FGI) has developed a line of skin care products known as the FeminaRx SkinCare collection, which is specially formulated for sensitive external genitalia.
However, if vaginal itching is caused by an altered vaginal microflora pattern, it will first be necessary to identify the vaginal components, and then customize a treatment plan to restore normality to the microflora. This is discovered by a Vaginal Fluid Analysis Test developed by Fowler Gyn International.
Contact Fowler GYN International, Paradise Valley, AZ for help. FGI is headed by board certified gynecologist Dr. R. Stuart Fowler. You can reach them at www.fowlergyninternational.com, or by calling (480) 420-4001.