Itching of the labia, inflammation, pain in the labia
Repeatedly girls and women face the same problem as itching of the labia causing discomfort. The area of intimate areas looks red, swollen, her bakes. If time does not seek help, burning of the labia is exacerbated by constant scratching damage the mucosa, resulting in formation of small cracks, abrasions, ulcers.
The lack of treatment leads to the progression of the disease. On reception at the doctor this is evidenced by the inflammation of the labia (medical term «vulvitis»).
The causes of itching of the labia
Most often itching of the labia occurs because:
- use of poor quality toilet paper;
- infections transmitted during sexual contacts;
- wearing tight synthetic underwear;
- the lack of sufficient vaginal lubrication;
- improper hygiene of the genital organs;
- damage of the vaginal mucosa;
- allergic reactions to contraception, particularly condoms;
- bacterial infections of the genital area;
- hormonal disorders;
- unhealthy vaginal flora;
- use defiliruya means;
- concomitant diseases of pelvic organs;
- a weak immune system;
- poor metabolism in the body;
- fungal infections;
- uncontrolled treatment drugs, including antibiotics.
Prevention of itching of the labia
The first rule that must be followed — personal hygiene (this includes regular cleaning two times a day preferably with a decoction of chamomile, sage, succession, or with a weak solution of potassium permanganate, individual-use soap and hygiene products, napkins and towels).
Second, at the time of treatment should abandon hygiene products such as soap, intimate gels, foams, deodorants, etc. In case of vaginal dryness (this is the second common cause of itching) it is recommended to use a preventive medical aid appointed gynecologist.
The third rule is proper nutrition as the key to success in the treatment of intestinal dysbiosis, often a cause of itching in women during pregnancy. Diet that excludes fried, smoked and spicy foods, will be by the way.
Prefer comfortable, free, not hinder movements, underwear made of cotton. Refrain from tight pants. Don’t forget that the high temperature creates favorable conditions for the development of bacterial infections, which could lead to itching and redness of the labia.
The fourth rule — the refusal of the frequent use of panty liners. This hygienic tool brings irreparable harm to women’s health. Also, what gaskets do not allow the skin to breathe, thereby peeling the crotch area, they cause inflammation of the labia. Because the area of the female genitalia are very delicate, the daily wearing of close synthetic linen along with pads are guaranteed to develop itching of the labia.
Visit the gynecologist twice a year – the fifth rule of the prevent different types of diseases of female genital sphere. It is especially important for adolescents, women during pregnancy and older women (over 45 years).
In addition, not superfluous will be warm clothes in the winter (protect from hypothermia, which causes inflammatory processes in the pelvis) and temporary (during treatment) abstinence from sexual activity.
It might be due to the disease
Itching of the labia majora is exactly the same as itching of the labia minora can be associated with diseases such as:
- genital herpes;
- varicose veins of vulva and perineum in pregnancy;
If time does not begin to treat itching sensitive area, the genitals start to hurt, refrigerator, see specific allocation, there is peeling of the skin.
Usually inflammation of the genitals, the first sign of a serious disease. When it is identify the woman should immediately consult a gynecologist and get tested. If you ignore this recommendation, itching of the genitals may go into acute stage and can cause inflammation of the vagina.
The treatment of itching of the labia
There are cases when itching of the genitals occurs in women during pregnancy due to hormonal changes. The main reason of it is bacterial vaginosis. To get rid of the problem, you must first seek medical advice.
When the causes of itching and flaking of the skin established, are appointed of drugs for treatment. Women during pregnancy when itching caused by allergic irritation, may be recommended treatment of folk remedies. Each patient treatment of itching of the genitals can be chosen individually.
The most common drugs used for itching, large and small labia, are presented in the table below.
|Medication||Recommended priniatii …||Not recommended in cases|
|«Zovirax»(«Acyclovir»)||itching, large and small sex subvocalize genitals
damage of the vaginal mucosa
|«Famciclovir»||diseases poczekalnia breast and pregnancy|
|«He needs therapy with valtrex»||older patientreported kidney
lactation and pregnancy
As a preventive measure are recommended:
- washing the genitals with a decoction smoke tree, peppermint, St. John’s wort;
- douching salt-soda-jodovit solution;
- sitz baths with sage, calendula, medicinal chamomile, sea salt;
- tampons with aloe pulp on the night for 5-7 days;
- ingestion of infusion of yarrow;
- lubrication of small and large labia with the ointment prepared from walnuts, egg yolk and vegetable oil in a ratio of 1:1:1.
Pruritus of the genitals, arising during pregnancy on the background of bartholinitis or vulvodynia, you can prepare a decoction of Basil bunch of Basil and 1 liter of water. Prepared remedy is also very effective for fungal infections. Usually when you drink 0.5 cups of broth 3 times a day is enough for 2-3 days for complete recovery.
Excellent tool for the prevention and treatment of pruritus of the genital organs in women during pregnancy, yogurt containing Lactobacillus Acidophilus. Contained in the yogurt culture normalize the vaginal flora, destroy bacteria, help maintain the correct pH level of the vaginal environment.
It is important to take into account the fact that such funds may be designated as primary or comprehensive prophylactic nulliparous girls aged up to 14 years, girls, women during pregnancy and for women during menopause. If the time to go to the doctor, flaking and itching can be treated easily.
It is not necessary to self-medicate uncontrollably taking various ineffective medications, as it may lead to serious consequences in the form of inflammation, ulcers, erosions of the labia.