Does Diabetes Cause Vaginal Itch?

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Definition

Vaginal itching is a tingling or uneasy irritation of the skin of the vagina and the surrounding area (vulva). The itching may cause a desire to scratch the affected area.


Alternative Names

Pruritus vulvae; Itching - vaginal area; Vulvar itching


Common Causes

Common causes of vaginal itching include:

  • Chemical irritants -- such as detergents, fabric softeners, feminine sprays, ointments, creams, douches, and contraceptive foams or jellies.
  • Menopause -- the drop in estrogen causes thinning of...
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