Itching in the genital area in some women remains long-term and chronic. We want to find the main reasons and treatment for this type of itching.
Chronic and long-term itching of the genital area is usually caused by several factors. To put it more simply, in finding ways to reduce or treat the itching of women’s genitals, it should be known that several different diseases and problems are the cause of itching in the mentioned areas at the same time.
Factors aggravating itching in the genital area:
Anti-itch and anti-fungal creams, which patients usually get without a prescription from the pharmacy, are one of the main causes of itching.
1-Washing too much with fiber and soap
2- Wearing tight clothes
3-Drying with a hair dryer
4- Using different creams
6- Using condoms and lubricating gels
1-Washing too much with fiber and soap:
Some patients associate the occurrence of itching or burning or any other symptom in the genital area with lack of hygiene and try to eliminate it by washing a lot with soap and lint. This is completely wrong and leads to the aggravation of itching. Washing after every urine and stool with empty water and then drying slowly with a paper towel is enough for hygiene of the genital area.
2- Wearing tight clothes:
Wearing tight, sticky clothes, especially made of plastic, leads to intensification of humidity and makes the area prone to fungus growth, so it is recommended to avoid wearing tight clothes.
3-Drying with a hair dryer:
Some patients think that moisture leads to the growth of fungus in the genital area, so they try to dry the genital area with a hair dryer. This is also wrong. Drying with a soft paper towel is enough.
4- Using different creams:
The use of anti-itch and anti-fungal creams, which patients usually get without a prescription from the pharmacy, are one of the main causes of itching. It is recommended to visit a specialist doctor to treat genital itching and stop all topical creams that you are already using. At most, you can use pure Vaseline (without perfume and preservatives) to relieve itching in the genital area.
5- Use of sanitary napkins:
If you have chronic and prolonged itching in the genital area, using a tampon is preferable to a sanitary napkin. Of course, this must be done under the supervision of a doctor. Because tampons also have their own side effects.
6- Using condoms and lubricating gels or lubricants (for women):
If you have chronic and long-term itching of the genital area, it is better not to use condoms. Also, gels that are sold as lubricating gels are important causes of sensitivity, allergy and itching in the genital area. The use of these gels is not recommended even for those who do not have itching problems.[B] A few more important points about genital itching[/B]
1- Note that any itching or burning or any other symptom in the genital area is not a sign of sexually transmitted disease. And don’t worry about it. The stress of having a sexually transmitted disease itself leads to an increase in itching in the genital area.
2- Mental issues play an important role in chronic and long-term itching of the genital area. If you are suffering from depression, know that your genital itching will not improve without depression treatment.
3- In the treatment of itching and burning in the genital area, oral medications are generally preferable. Ask your doctor to prescribe oral medication as much as possible. If you need a topical medicine, the ointment base is preferable to the cream base.
4- Following some treatments for genital itching, there is a possibility of adding new problems, for example adding a fungal infection or sensitivity to prescription drugs. Doctors usually prescribe preventive treatment in advance to prevent secondary fungal infection.[B] Immediate solution to relieve itching and acute burning:[/B]
1- Cold water compress
2- Using Vaseline
3- Use lidocaine ointment
1- Chilled water compress in the refrigerator (cool the tap water in the refrigerator and not in the freezer)
2- 10 to 15 minutes cold water compress maximum 2 times a day
3- Then dry the area slowly and use pure Vaseline (without perfume and preservatives)
4- If the itching and burning is so severe that it prevents urination or sexual intercourse, you can temporarily use lidocaine “ointment”; Neither lidocaine “gel” nor lidocaine “cream”.