If you ask yourself “why do I have vaginal itching” it is important to take into account that, in addition to the above causes, there are other factors that can explain the origin of this discomfort:
- Use of very tight underwear or synthetic materials : tight clothing, especially if it is not made of cotton, is not the most recommended since it will not allow the intimate area to perspire. Keep in mind that cotton has the ability to absorb moisture, so it can help prevent the proliferation of fungi.
- Wearing very tight pants : as with underwear, wearing very tight pants can make the area wet, thus favoring the proliferation of fungus in the vaginal area that can cause itching and other symptoms .
- Antibiotic abuse – It is important to take antibiotics as directed by your doctor and never on your own. Antibiotics can unbalance the natural pH of the vagina.
How to relieve vaginal itching
If the vaginal itching is accompanied by other symptoms, such as discharge with a strong odor or unusual appearance, a bad smell in the intimate area or pain when urinating, it is important that you visit the gynecologist, since these symptoms could indicate that there is an infection vaginal infection caused by bacteria, such as bacterial vaginosis, fungi, such as candidiasis, parasites, such as trichomoniasis, or viruses. If it is an infection, you will need a specific tailored treatment.
Once the treatment to eliminate the vaginal infection has been received, it will be essential to follow some guidelines, which we will now mention, to prevent new infections.
On the other hand, if the itching is caused by vaginal dryness, use of products not suitable for this area, or skin conditions such as psoriasis, the following measures can be followed to relieve vaginal itching:
Use specific products for vaginal hygiene
It is advisable to opt for specific products for feminine intimate hygiene that help take care of this area, instead of using common soaps.
The Durex Intima Protect range has been specially developed for the delicate intimate area, with products that help balance the vaginal pH to provide the care that the vaginal area needs.
This range is made up of two products for intimate hygiene, the Refreshing Intimate Gel and the Soothing Intimate Gel, which help soothe discomfort and bad odor caused by loss of balance, while the 2-in-1 Wipes refresh the area and soothe any discomfort you are where you are.
And if you suffer from discomfort such as dryness, then it is convenient to add an intimate lubricant to your sexual encounters that helps balance the pH. Durex Intima Protect lubricant is a 2-in-1 prebiotic lubricant that helps balance vaginal PH and relieve discomfort during sex, making it smoother. Water-based, fragrance-free and dermatologically tested, it is suitable for vaginal, anal and oral sex and can be used with both latex and polyisoprene condoms.
Use a balancing gel with prebiotics
If you suffer from vaginal dryness, it is advisable to add a balancing gel to your intimate routine that helps balance the intimate pH and hydrates the vagina, relieving dryness.
This is the case of the Intimate Balancing Gel from the Durex Intima Protect range, it is a 2-in-1 prebiotic gel that helps balance vaginal pH and hydrates the area, quickly reducing discomfort.
Don’t forget the lube during sex!
Using lubricants when having sex is essential if you suffer from conditions such as dryness, which can cause vaginal itching. The lubricant will allow you to have smoother intimate relationships, reducing the discomfort derived from this condition.
Take out of your routine the products not indicated for intimate care
Rule out the use of powders and deodorants, instead, as we have indicated, it is convenient to use special products for the area, hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested in the vaginal area.
Take care of your intimate hygiene
Taking care of intimate hygiene is very important to avoid itching. Using soft, double or triple layer toilet paper, avoiding douching, frequently changing tampons and pads, and cleaning the area well after urinating, always from back to front , will help you avoid infections and possible itching in the vagina . zone.
Do not wear intimate clothing or tight clothing
It is best to opt for cotton underwear and avoid tight clothing, which prevent proper perspiration and promote moisture in the area, which can lead to future discomfort.
Avoid staying in swimsuits or wet underwear
Moisture causes fungus to reproduce, which can lead to infections like yeast infections. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid spending a long time with wet clothes.
Stay hydrated and maintain a proper diet
Staying hydrated and following a proper diet is essential to take care of the health of the body, including vaginal health. Add prebiotics to your diet, such as garlic, legumes, cereals or yogurt to take care of your vaginal flora.