Vulval and vaginal itching are commonly described by everyone as vaginal itching though they are slightly different as far as the causes and treatments are concerned.
The vulva is the outer part of the female genitals; including the lips; clitoris; urethra or bladder opening and vaginal opening. The vagina is the internal tube that leads from the uterus to the vulva.
Vaginal itching is uncomfortable and sometimes painful and happens due to a variety of reasons.
Most of the time; vaginal itching is not a cause of concern while at times it may indicate a more significant disease like diabetes. If you are looking for an experienced gynecologist in Mumbai to get the right treatment for vulval and vaginal itching, book an appointment with Dr. Dimple Doshi by calling +91-9820686823.
Dr. Dimple Doshi at Vardaan Hospital; believes prevention is better than cure, and thus apart from the precise treatment guidelines; preventive measures are an essential part of our consultations with the patients who have either had it or want to know more about it.
Your symptoms would necessitate the visit to your gynecologist; who will
Treatment of vaginal itching depends upon its cause: like:
Yeast infection: Vaginal antifungal tablets and /oral antifungals.
Bacterial vaginosis: Oral antibiotics.
Sexually transmitted diseases: Treatment according to the type of infection; like antibiotics; antivirals or antiparasitics.
Vaginal thinning due to menopause can be corrected by using estrogen cream.Steroid creams may e used to control itching if it is due to any allergy or local irritants.
Treatment of vaginal discharge depends on its type:
Antibiotics like azithromycin, metronidazole , amoxyclav and antifungals like fluconazole will help cure the infection. Intravaginal pessaries are also helpful.
Home remedies with honey and yogurt; apple cider vinegar; tea tree oil etc. may be tries when proper medical help is not available.