How normal is it for the vagina to itch? I seem to create a fairly steady amount of discharge in general and often end up with itches that last off and on for a few hours.
Now, though, I've been itching for a couple days and it's pretty annoying. I havent had any kind of sexual contact in over a month and my partner and I are sti-free. I've checked myself out with a mirror and the entrance to my vagina (where the itch is) looks perfectly normal and the discharge I have also looks like it usually does (thin, whitish/clear and only the tiniest hint of an ordor).
Long and short: how normal is it for one's vagina to itch and should be worried about my current itch?
The skin on the vagina is just like the skin anywhere else on your body, so it's going to get itchy and irritated the same way as any other skin on your body.
However, chronic itching is usually a sign of a dermatological condition, or, when we're talking about "down there", something like a yeast infection. You said there's been no change in your vaginal discharge; are you experiencing any burning when urinating, or any stronger odor?
Also, what's your hygiene like? Do you keep your vagina clean (meaning using non-scented soaps and/or lotions too), wear breathable clothing (no tight pants, cotton or silk underwear is good)? Do you find you sweat a lot more around your vagina?
Nope, no burning or odor. I typically clean it just with some warm water on a washcloth. (I suppose I should get a mild soap, then?) I also wear cotton underwear and sleep without underwear (except when on my period) and don't sweat much down there.
In short, nothing seems to be different than noraml for me except the itch.
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