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 itchingCommon 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...