Itching that often affects the genetal area vulva of women is sometimes referred as a pruritus vulvae. The vulva is the area of the skin just outside the vagina. Most women have a slight vulval itch from time to time .An itchy vulva may cause lot of discomfort and distress to a women who is suffering it for many years and may get only temperory relief.
CAUSES OF PRURITUS VulvaeE
INFECTIONS - Scabies , thrush , threadworms and some Sexually transmitted Diseases.
SKIN CONDITIONS – Psoriasis , Eczema , Lichen Simplex , Lichen Planus , Lichen Sclerosus , eczema these types of Skin Conditions may also affects the vulvar skin.
SENSATION OF THE VULVA SKIN – to soap , perfumes , deodorants , excessive sweat , condoms , wet wipes , textile dyes , detergents , fabric conditioners , sanitary wears.
MENOPAUSE - The lower level of oestrogen causes the vulva skin tends to become thinner and drier after the menopause , which aggravates the vulvar itching.
URINARY AND FAECAL INCONTINENCE – this condition makes the skin of the vulva moist ans irritated.
DIABETES – it is the one of the most common cause of vuvlal itch.
PREGNANCY - it causes itch due to vulval engorgement . There is also an increased risk of vaginal discharge and thruh during pregnancy , which may cause itch.
BREAST FEEDING – The low level of oestrogen may casue vulval itch.
CANCER – of the vulva is the very uncommon cause of pruritus.
OTHER CAUSES – Some mediciation may also cause vulval itch like Thyroid , Kidney , Liver diseases and certain blood disorders.
SOMETIME NO UNDERLYING CAUSE IS DETECTED
AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR PRURITUS VULVAE
FIND OUT THE CAUSE AND TREAT
Most of the time when the cause of the itch is found as described in above cause then the treatment gets easy and the condition of Pruritus Vulvae get improved with specific treatment. However it depends upon the underlying cause , sometimes prolonged and repeated treatment is needed for it.
The treatment varies according to the cause . Our Advanced Ayurveda Skin Treatment Centre has deveolped many Ayurvedic Products for this Pruritus Vulvae which have Antispectic , Antifungal , Antimicrobial properties and which are very safe for long use.
Vaginal Wash - it has antifungal and antimicrobial properties which helps to check the growth of the microorganisma.
Vaginal Cream – It is a moisturezing cream which lubricates the exteral gential part and removes the druness of vulva.
Vaginal Lotion - it is used outside and also inside the vagina who have vulvar as well as vaginal uncomforability.
AYURVEDIC MEDICINES – Ayurvedic and Herbal medicnes which contains natural herbs , acts as natural antihistamine , very helpful to reduce the itch of the vulva and also vaginal itch and discomfort.
In menopausal condtions we need not to give hormones as replacement rather natural herbs do it better without any side effects.
SOME GENERAL MEASURE
Try to Avoid Itch-Scratch Cycle
In this cycle where scratching causing more itching – which causing more scratching- which causes more itchying and the cycle go on. So , it the person scratch it may make the itch worse. Therefore apart from any other treatment , try not to scratch if at all possible.
Scracting may also damage the vulval skin and increase the risk of skin becoming infected with bacteria.
Keep cool especialy at night time
Wear loose fitting underwear and outer clothing.
Avoid nylone pentihose
Wash the vulva onve or twice in a day with lukewarm water.
Insert tampons with care and change sanitary pads frequently