5 most common causes of vaginal itching and how to prevent them.
Do you run the risk of contracting a vaginal itch? Since 75% of women will have at least 1 yeast infection in their lifetime, the answer is yes. Vaginal itching can be caused by something as simple as tampons and pads that you use, but in other cases, it can be a symptom of a more serious problem such as an infection. As for vaginal itching, it can be caused by?
About 3 in 4 women develop vaginal itching at some point in their lives. These infections occur when the yeast called Candida, develops excessively in the vagina and vulva. Pregnancy, intercourse, antibiotics and a weakened immune system can make women more likely to have a yeast infection. Avoid infections by getting out wet underwear as soon as possible after the sport and any other sweaty activity. Your best treatment option is taking medication.
This one seems simple, but if you feel particularly irritated, shaving could be guilty. When you shave, you feel the sweetness for a moment, but when the hair grows, welcome to itching. Women know their body better and if you know that you are irritated by shaving do not do it. Try a more pleasant way: cut the pubis with a chisel.
3) Daily products
If there is no infection, the most likely cause is irritation of the vulva and vagina by everyday chemicals. The culprits include detergent, bleach used to clean clothes, some toilet paper and sanitary products such as tampons and toppings, especially those that are scented. Scented vaginal sprays can cause this too. Needless to say, the vagina is a sensitive area and the chemicals and irritants must be kept out of the way. Avoid scented products if you can and try to use an unscented and irritating soap when bathing. Using soft products on your clothes could be the trick you are looking for.
4) A break in balance
Vaginal discomfort such as itching and burning sensation and even odour may result from a break in balance that disrupts the normal functioning of the vaginal tissues. Daily activities such as exercise, sex, and use of showers can interfere with the normal ph of the vagina. This in turn hinders the balance between healthy bacteria that help your vagina cleanse and hostile bacteria that cause vaginal disorder. Again, changing wet underwear is helpful. Avoid showers and other “cleaning” products. Let your vagina take care of itself.
Always respect your appointments with the gynecologist, if you experience persistent irritation during your sexual activity, take your test for sexually transmitted infections as soon as you can. An STI is not the end of the world, and treatment for the most part is easier than you think. Your best tool, though, is awareness of the problem, feel free to find out.
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