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SUFFERING FROM VULVAL ITCH ?

Distracting from work ?   Irritated ?  From vulval itch !!!   Then know the facts

 

 

Here are the common reasons which causes vulval itch

VAGINAL DISCHARGE:
  • Usually infective vaginal discharge causes itching of vulva and vagina.
  • Yeast infection(candidiasis) ,Protozoan infection (trichomonas infection) causes itching more commonly .
  • To know more about Vaginal Discharge CLICK HERE

 

 ITCHING OF VULVA AND VAGINA WITHOUT VAGINAL DISCHARGE
 GENERAL ITCHING :
  • Women experiences itching all over body including vulva .
  • Seen in diseases like – Jaundice , Severe Kidney disease (uraemia )
  • Few drugs causes itching and rash as a side effect

 

SKIN DISEASES NOT SPECIFIC TO THE VULVA :
  • Psoriasis,Seborrhoeic dermatitis ,Scabies ,Apocrine miliaria (fox fordyce disease)-In These skin diseases itching of vulva is a associated symptom.
  • Apocrine miliaria- commonly it occurs due to pricking  heat .Changes in the function of apocrine glands or blocking of ducts of these glands produces skin coloured or red papules

 

ANIMAL PARASITES :
  • Pediculosis ( body lice ) causes itching of pubis area

 

DISEASES OF RECTUM AND ANUS :
  • Fecal incontinence,Fissure in ano ,Haemorrhoids- Some times causes itching at perineal area, women would be confused with vulval itch
  • Thread worm (Enterobius) infection causes itching of vulva

 

CONDITIONS OF URINARY TRACT :
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Kidney diseases –

In above said conditions glycosuria is a common finding ( sugar in urine ) due to lower renal threshold.It causes itching of vulva.

Glycosuria without hyperglycaemia ( raised blood sugar levels) also causes itching (pruritus ) vulva

 

MENOPAUSE :
  • Few women complains ,itching of vagina
  • The main reason for itch is low estrogen levels
  • Skin becomes thin and losses its elasticity

 

SKIN SENSITIVITY :
  • Soaps
  • Bathsalts
  • Deodorants
  • Antiseptic lotions -containing phenols or cresols
  • Varnish on nails of women also causes itch of vagina
  • Tight fitting clothes
  • Nylon or synthetic material undergarments increases the skin sensitivity causes itching
  • Soaps, detergents used in washing the garments and not being rinsed thoroughly causes itching
  • local anaesthetic preparations or benzocaine ,when used over vulva causes allergic reactions .They should be avoided
  • Few of rubber or chemical component of contraceptives ( vaginal caps ,diaphragm condoms of male partner ) causes itching of vagina
  • Urticarial conditions of vulva causes itching

 

DEFECIENCY STATES :
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B2 ( Riboflavin )
  • Vitamin B9 ( Folic acid )
  • Vitamin B12 (Methyl cobalamin )
  • Iron ( Fe )
  • Hydrochloric acid ( Hcl ) in stomach
  • Defeciency of above causes vulvar lesions that vary from slight redness or pallor & edema to hyperkeratotic epethelial disorder .
  • Vulval itching is a symptom in these defeciency states .
  • Hyperkeratotic epithelial disorder is a irreversible condition,so defeciencies are treated as soon as recognised

 

NEURO DERMATITIS :
  • Tiredness
  • Nervous fatigue
  • Lack of sleep – increases the risk of vulval itch
  • Itch -Scratch-Itch cycle continues
  • Fleeting minor lesion which heals quickly ,leaves the habit of scratching behind

 

BEGNIGN EPETHELIAL LESIONS OF VULVA :

Few lesions causes itching of vulva

 

MALIGNANT LESIONS :

Squamous cell carcinoma of vulva causes itching vulva

 

 INSECT BITES :

Nettle stings

Few insect bites causes itching of vulva

 

VARICOSEVEINS :

varicosities near vulvar area causes itching due to blood stasis and thinning of skin over varicosities

 

HOW WE CAN CONTROL AND GET RELEIF FROM VULVAL ITCH :
  • Your health care provider after proper examination asks few tests like
  • Vaginal swab culture ,Microscopy of vaginal secretions
  • General tests like urine examination, blood sugar levels,complete blood picture,Liver related tests ,kidney related tests,skin biopsy in rare conditions
  • Number and type of test varies depending on individual symptoms ,signs and examination findings .

 

LITTLE CARE ALLEVIATE THE PROBLEM
  • General measures : prefer to wear loose fitting cloths . Skirts are preferred over pants.Stockings are preferred over tights.
  • Use cotton under garments ,that has to be regularly washed and rinsed  thoroughly, changing of garments twice a day.
  • Advised to keep the vulva well aerated
  • Avoid toilet paper usage
  • Oral antihistamines helpful to alleviate the symptoms
  • Sleep can be promoted with sedatives in severe cases
  • Yeast infections treated with fungal preparations
  • Trichomanas infections treated with metronidazole components
  • Albendazole preparations eradicates the roundworm infections
  • Strict blood sugar control with diet , exercise, hypoglycaemic drugs&insulin
  • Vitamin supplements Vit A,B properly corrected .
  • Iron deficiency anemia is properly treated jaundice and kidney diseases managed accordingly
  • Hydrocortisone local preparations are useful
  • Yoghurt and proprietary preparations containing lactobacilli have not been established to be beneficial
  • Local anaesthetic applications cannot be encouraged

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