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Vulvar irritation

Also known as Vulvar itching, Vulvar Pruritus, and Vulval Itching

Intense itching of the external female genitals.

Source: MeSH

What causes it?

The most common causes of vulvar irritation are vaginitis, vaginal yeast infection, and female genitalia infection. Other possible causes, such as urinary tract infection, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with vulvar irritation often receive pelvis exam, urinalysis, examination of breast, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), standard pregnancy test, pap smear, ultrasonography and chlamydia test .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with vulvar irritation include fluconazole (diflucan), metronidazole, clobetasol topical, terconazole topical, drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol, estradiol, estrogens, conjugated (usp) (premarin), medroxyprogesterone, miconazole topical product, betamethasone topical product, clotrimazole topical, valacyclovir (valtrex) and zinc oxide topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for vulvar irritation include sex == female age 15-29 years. On the other hand, sex == male and age < 1 years almost never get vulvar irritation.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.7x
5-14 years
0.2x
15-29 years
2.1x
30-44 years
1.1x
45-59 years
1.0x
60-74 years
0.6x
75+ years
0.5x

Sex

Male
0.0x
Female
1.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.4x
Hispanic
1.1x
White
0.9x
Other
0.6x
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