Reasons Vaginal Itch Happens When You Don’t Have a Yeast Infection


1. Contact dermatitis

If you’ve recently changed soap and your vagina is itching, contact dermatitis may be to blame. Contact dermatitis causes an itchy rash. It may be caused by an allergic reaction to an irritating substance, such as:


2. Bacterial vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis is a vaginal infection. It may be caused by douching or an overgrowth of bad bacteria. 


3. Lichen sclerosus

If vaginal itch is accompanied by white spots on your vulvar area, you may have an uncommon condition called lichen sclerosus. The cause of lichen sclerosus is unclear.


4. Hormone changes

As you age, your estrogen levels decline. Nursing also causes estrogen levels to drop. Low estrogen may cause the lining of your vagina to thin and cause itching and irritation. Symptoms should resolve when you stop breast-feeding and estrogen levels increase again.


5. Pubic lice

These tiny, crab-like creatures cause intense itching in the vaginal and pubic areas. They usually attach to pubic hair. They may also attach to other areas of the body that are covered in coarse hair.


Faith Onami

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