Conditions A-Z l DetailVaginal Itching
Cancer of the vagina, is a rare kind of cancer in women. In vaginal cancer, cancer (malignant) cells are found in the tissues of the vagina. The vagina is the passageway through which fluid passes out of the body during menstrual periods and through which a woman has babies. The vagina is also called the "birth canal." The vagina connects the cervix (the opening of the womb or uterus) and the vulva (the folds of skin around the opening to the vagina).
Vaginal or vulval itching is usually caused by an allergic reaction to chemicals in deodorants, spermicides or creams. It is also common following the menopause, when it is caused by vaginal dryness due to low levels of oestrogen. It may also be caused by a vaginal discharge due to an infection. Vulval dystrophies (a group of vulval skin changes) can also cause itching.
Your doctor may recommend antibiotic or antifungal drugs or hormones, sometimes taken orally (by mouth) or in a cream form. If vaginal dryness is contributing to the itching problem, simple vaginal lubricants can be helpful
To prevent and treat vaginal itching: