Are You Feeling Itchy ‘Down There’ And You Want To Know What’s Causing It?

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Are you uncomfortable and embarrassed because you are feeling itchy ‘down there’? Are you feeling a burning sensation in your private parts or your genitals? If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions then most likely you are wondering what’s causing it. Surely there are questions in your mind that screams for answers. For instance, I bet one thing that you will want to know is if you need to seek medical attention. Is it contagious? What could be causing the itchiness and the burning sensation? Is there anything that you can do about it, like home treatment, for example?

Do You Need Medical Attention?

Itching in the genital area is not only uncomfortable, it is also very embarrassing. Under normal conditions, however, feeling itchy ‘down there’ is not really a major health concern. Nonetheless, itchy genitals can be a symptom of infection so it is better to find out what is causing it by seeing a medical professional, your doctor.

What’s Causing It?

Toiletries and Personal Hygiene Products

It is just but natural that you will want to know what’s causing the burning sensation and the itchiness in your genital area. Well, the first step is to check everything that you are using for your most private parts. Check out your soap or the vaginal wash you’re using. Is it your normal brand? Maybe you changed brands and you’re trying something new with a different scent, for example. Look at the list of ingredients or substances used in the product? Maybe it contains something that has caused the irritation.

One of the possible causes of vaginal irritation is chemical irritants found in bath soaps, vaginal washes, also in vaginal wipes. You will be surprised to know that even laundry detergents and fabric softeners used to wash your undergarments can also irritate your most private parts. Scented toilet paper is also known to irritate the vagina.

Infections and Other Conditions

Itchiness and burning sensation in the genitals can also be caused by infections and other conditions. These are: 1) Yeast Infection, 2) Bacterial Vaginosis, 3) Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s), 4) Lichen sclerosis, and 5) Menopause.  The most common, yeast infection is also called vaginal candidiasis. Yeast infections develops when the yeast in the vagina grow excessively. What causes the yeast to grow excessively? For women who are sexually active, sexual intercourse and pregnancy are two of the identified causes. Some women who are undergoing treatment and are taking antibiotics for medication are also prone to develop yeast infection. A weakened immune system resulting from an illness can also make a woman more susceptible to developing yeast infection. If you suspect any of the other four causes, it is best to consult your doctor right away to alleviate the symptoms and to address whatever condition you might have.

This article is a guest post and is written by Siena Lombardi of and