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    i'll give you the reccomendation that my dr. gave for any time i have itching. wash and dry really well.. dont rub dry, pat dry. sit somewhere cool in a night gown with no underwear for the rest of the night with your legs spread. when you do need to get dressed wear cotton undies. hope this helps!
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    I'd bump up the Dr apt. It's probably something pretty simple like others have mentioned and you'll get a cream or something for it and clear it right up. No need to wait out the apt if you are uncomfortable! I was also wondering if you've been working out more? You may have irritated it and it just keeps getting irriated from all the friction caused by exercise.
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    They can all be causing an allergic reaction

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindsey6708 View Post
    i'll give you the reccomendation that my dr. gave for any time i have itching. wash and dry really well.. dont rub dry, pat dry. sit somewhere cool in a night gown with no underwear for the rest of the night with your legs spread. when you do need to get dressed wear cotton undies. hope this helps!
    I reckon your doctor was on the ball.

    Might have added two things --

    1) avoid wearing pants if at all possible -- a skirt lets a lot more air around the affected area
    2) use tea-tree gel on the affected labium or labia. Cooling, soothing, anti-bacterial.

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    i get yeast infections. they are the worst. However, i do get really really itching on the outside of my vagina right before i'm going to start bleeding or start my period...

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    This is an infuriating problem!!! I feel like I will scratch myself raw if I ever start scratching. I am also diabetic and the itching is worse when my blood glucose is higher. I have used jojoba oil and gotten some soothing from that, but anyone who endures this deserves a medal for self control.

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    I have been experiencing this for 2 years now. It is only on the left labia and it is extremely bad at night. It will have bad flare ups where I have to roll up toilet paper and place it into my underwear to keep the irritation down. I have seen 3 gynos and 1 doctor about the problem. The 1st Gyno wanted to do a Biopsy and it was going to be expensive so I decided to get a 2nd opinion from a regular doctor. He just looked at it and prescribed me some kind of steroid cream. I tried the cream and the only thing it did was reduce the swelling. The itching was still there, the peeling of the scaley skin was still there, the pain, the weeping of it everything was still there. I then went to another Gyno who said it looked bacterial so they gave me a yeast infection cream and Diflucan I think its called and had me do those for 2 weeks.. Those didn't do a thing to it. I just went to the 3rd gyno today and they decided to do the biopsy. Man did that hurt.. lol the pain of the needle and the burning for the numbing was crazy. She asked me if I had an epidural with my children's births... and I said Yes.. she said, oh this will be nothing then.. crazy lady, it hurt 5 times more than the epidural. lol But I made it through it. He said looks like ecsema of the Vulva and prescribed Temovate proactively and told me he'd contact me with the results of the Biopsy. I really hope the biopsy confirms that it's just ecsema and that I can get control of it because I know it's so hard to sleep at night. End up scratching myself raw. I'll update when I hear back the results! My symptoms for anyone who wants to compare your situation to mine are: Swelling, Redness, Scaling of the skin, peeling of the skin, Severe Itchiness, Cracked Weeping Skin, Only 1 side of the Labia and Vaginal Dryness during intercourse. I have tried Diflocan, Yeast Infection Creams and a common fungal infection steroid cream. All have done nothing! I use Dial Antibacterial Soap to shower because I have issues with Staph infections on my body if I don't use that kind of soap. I do not have ecsema on any part of my body that's been diagnosed yet. I have had Pityrisus Rosia I think it's called on my back which needed a special cream, but other wise my body is average, I'm not obese, I'm not a sweater, I wear cotton underwear and shower daily.. Otherwise a Healthy 30 year old woman with normal 28 - 30 day periods who is only sexually active with my husband of 15 years.

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    I have been reading these messages for the past couple of weeks to see what might be going in with my valvular extreme itching. I have had it for years on and off. At point i thought it was food related but it didnt ease anything once i removed the food. Today I finally saw my doctor. Held my head high....hate it when the doc needs to check there. Anyways I also have chronic itching to the point I scratch till I bleed and mostly in the pubic hair region. Well I was diagnosed today with Lichen sclerosus. The upper third of the vulvular walls are pale in colour and have a harder patch of skin. it is like having exzcema or psoriosis but on the vulvular. I will be taking hydrocortinsone as well as nystation which can be bought over the counter the hydrocortinsone is not> Praying that this works because belong me.....i have been thinking about a cream to help freeze that itching......looking for to non scratching days.....bless you all and hoping for happier days for you too....
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    Is your doctor a female Lindsey? Those hints are helpful which I often.....but no always great, my doctor told me to by a mirror and watch for my changes to come along.....so as per doctors order I bought a mirror to check things and it pretty scary too...havent seen that spot for a few months.....lol

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    Wow wow wow... I had no idea other women been dealing with this!!!! I get so extremely itchy tht scratching is actually some what enjoyment weird I know.. But I can scratch for hours I have tried everything ...every cream ... Different soaps ... I also suffer from hemmoroids so the combination of that being itchy any my labia I an lliterally die ...
    Im going to suggest o my doc this squamous hyperplasia ... I have had hpv maybe the itchy stems fom that but haven't had it in years.... I notice it fares up more after intercourse!!!! But I have it itches all the time mostly at night! But sometimes whenever I go to the bathroom , the thought of that area being itchy makes me scratch it wildly ... It very nerve wrecking .... Any other suggestions? And to all of u with this Im sorry and I feel for u... Xoxo

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    Leigha ---

    I'm going through a very similar experience (itching in the vulvar area and labia majora) and I have been miserable for so long; feeling alone and helpless. I've been to so many differnt doctors and I'm waiting to see a 'dermatology specialist' but she's so booked it will be about two months before I can see her.

    It's comforting to know that others have gone through this and hopefully can share solutions. What was the outcome of your treatment after using the cream for 3 months? Did it ever come back? And what was the name of the steroid cream.

    Please help.

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    Mommietootoo---

    Do you have any updates on your treatment and condition. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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    I am so happy that I found this post!

    I have been suffering for about 3 years with extreme itching. My skin is so raw and sensitive now that when I have my period it burns and I get very dry flaky skin. It has also gotten so bad that I seem to have permanent scars and the skin is starting to turn brown.

    I did go to my doctor about it about a year and a half ago; I was prescrived cortisone cream and it has not helped at all; I find it has only gotten worse.

    I'm going to make an appointment and see if I can get a referral to a specialist or see if my doctor is willing to consider what some of the previous posters have been diagnosed with.

    This has caused me to be so insecure. I'm single and I'm very self conscious about my appearance. I so scared to let anyone see what I look like 'down there'.

    I have never asked anyone if they have the same problem; I feel so much better knowing I'm not the only one!

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    Jellybean22, do you have an update on your condition and any treatments that worked?

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    Iluvmy4girls, I can so relate to the scratching gives you 'somewhat enjoyment' - it is weird and I thought I was the only one. After reading all the posts they do say to stop scratching which seems almost impossible. I do notice when I cut my nails really short it helps with further damaging the skin.

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