Based on online research and lots of personal interviews with various young women, i came to the deduction that I needed to address a particular issue eating some ladies up that either embarrassment or shame wouldn’t allow them open up to seek help.
Research has it that at least millions of women experience the same terrible issue of vagina itching.
So know this now ladies, you are not alone and trust me, you’re not the only one looking for ways to get rid of it. This article is set to make you understand your vagina, the causes of vagina itching, possible treatment and ways to avoid it from occurring or reoccurring. I’m going to keep this as simple and short as possible.
What is a Vagina?
Basically, a vagina is the place where the baby pops out from, among many other definitions. According to the English Dictionary, it is the PASSAGE leading from the opening of the vulva to the cervix of the uterus for copulation and childbirth in female mammals. It is a self cleaning organ of the body which works effortlessly to clean itself. You do not want to mess with the Vagina cause it is an overly sensitive part of the female human body, that if not taken adequate care of, could bring about various infections.
What is Vagina Itching?
It is that uncomfortable and embarrassing itch at the female center. Most times, vaginal itching doesn’t necessarily raise a bad flag, but it is always advisable to contact a health care provider as it might lead to an infection.
Common causes of vagina itching, burning and irritation.
• Sexually Transmitted Diseases such as gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, chlamydia, genital herpes can cause vaginal itching among other symptoms.
• Menopause can also cause vaginal itching due to the drop in estrogen production that causes the vaginal walls to thin and dry out which mostly occurs when a woman is of late age.
• Chemical Irritants: the usage of creams, soaps, vagina douches, scented toilet papers, condoms can irritate the vagina and vulva.
• Bacteria vaginosis happens to be the most common of vaginal infections and it is caused by the imbalance of bacteria in the genitals. In the vagina, it is normal to have good and bad bacteria. The bad bacteria can lead to vaginal infections, burning, inflammation and discharge with a fishy smelly odour.
• Yeast Infection also known as vagina candidiasis. According to www.webmd.com, at least three out of every four women will develop a yeast infection at some point in their lives. It occurs due to an exuberant growth of the yeast or Candide in the vagina. Sexually active women, pregnant women and women who already have a weakened immune system are more likely to get a yeast infection. Yeast infection could also cause vaginal irritation and a production of thick, white vagina discharge.
The highlighted reasons above are the main causes of vaginal itching. If you feel none of this might be the reason for your itching down there, I’d suggest you make extra efforts in the cleaning of your genital.
Now that we’ve known the possible causes of vaginal itching, let’s move on to the treatment procedures.
HOW TO TREAT VAGINAL ITCHING.
More often than not, vaginal itching gets better on its own.
However, if yours keep coming back, it is always advisable to consult a gynecologist.
A “cotton swab” test could be performed for you or rather, a “pelvic scan” to figure out what exactly is going on down there. Try not to scratch no matter how much you want to. It’d only help in making matters worse.
HOW TO PREVENT VAGINAL ITCHING.
1. Practice proper hygiene such as
– shaving often to prevent pubic lice and a harbor for germs.
– keep your panties clean.
– use plain water and unscented soap when cleaning up.
– cleaning of toilets with disinfectants.
– always clean up after using the toilet.
– don’t share under-wears.
2. Do not use vaginal douches.
3. Do not masturbate.
4. Wear cotton panties.
5. Do not use scented pads or toilet paper.
6 Change the diapers of infant girls daily.
7. Use condoms during sexual intercourse to prevent STD’s.
8. Ensure to visit a gynecologist at least once a year.
9. Use probiotics once in a while.
10. If you notice thick, smelly and colored discharge, report to a doctor.
CONGRATULATIONS on the treatment procedure you’re about to commence. Also congratulations for the preventive tips you’re about to include in your everyday personal routine. Cheers to a healthy living. Live safe, live clean and live happy.
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