Ask an expert
Question

26 Jul 2005

itchiness
dear gynaedoc,

i've had a embarassing problem for the last month or so (since my last period). i have an extreme itchiness around my vaginal area (towards the thigh area)going right down to the anus. the first time i experienced it i was wearing a pad during menstruation.its really frustrating & i've tried to relieve it by applying vaseline (as you would to a baby). im scratching all the time & its causing that skin to be tender. i've now stopped using bubble bath in an attempt to relieve it & it does seem to help.

please help - i really dont want to go to a doctor.

thanks for your assistance.
Answer 377 views
Expert
GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

The possibilities are thrush, an allergy or a skin problem or some other infection. Try Canesten cream. If this does not help, you will have to see a doctor to sort out the cause.

Best wishes
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
32% - 9425 votes
No
68% - 19886 votes
Vote