Vaginal itching and redness around the vulva area is a common problem faced by girls reaching puberty age and among women post menopause. This itching is often followed by a clear watery or a thick white vaginal discharge depending on the root cause of the problem.
Some of the potential causes of vaginal itching include exposing vagina to certain chemicals (like perfumed soaps, feminine sprays, scented toilet tissues, bubble baths, and fabric detergents), skin diseases (like psoriasis and eczema), yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, stress, menopause, sexually transmitted diseases, and vulvar cancer (rarely).
If you are also discomforted by the vaginal discharge, it is imperative to timely check with your doctor to understand treatment options and work with your doctor to identify the best treatment option for you.
Once your doctor identifies the underlying reason of vaginal itching, they’ll propose following treatment options:
Antifungal Medications: Such medications are available in various forms, such as ointments, pills, or creams. They can be easily purchased from over-the-counter stores by displaying the doctor’s prescription.
Antibiotics: In case of bacterial vaginosis, your doctor may refer antibiotics to treat the disease. The antibiotics either come as oral pills or as creams that can be directly applied (or inserted) into the vagina.
Estrogen Cream/Tablets: Your doctor may prescribe estrogen tablets and creams to treat menopause related itching.
Steroid Lotions/Creams: To cure other types of vaginal itching or irritation, your doctor may recommend steroid creams and lotions to reduce inflammation and get instant relief.
To learn more about your treatment options, make an appointment with us today and get complete medication!