It’s not exactly easy to scratch an itch down there, which is why it’s so frustrating when it happens (and sometimes it’s like it comes completely out of nowhere, right?). Vaginal itching can be caused by something as simple as your period products—but in other cases, it can actually be a symptom of a more serious issue. This guide will help you figure out exactly what’s making you feel like you have ants in your pants—and what your treatment options are. (That being said, when it comes to your lady parts, it’s always best to play it safe and visit your gyno for a proper diagnosis.)
Three questions that can save you a trip to the gyno
The skin of your vagina is the most delicate of your entire anatomy. No wonder it’s such a target for issues and infections, from zit breakouts to razor rash to more serious things, such as STDs like herpes and genital warts.
Herpes is a common, contagious viral disease that appears in several forms, including oral herpes which is caused by herpes simplex type 1 and genital herpes most often caused by herpes simplex type 2. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease. The most common symptom of the virus is the development of blisters or bumps on the skin which are tender to the touch and may burn or itch. Learning to live well and successfully with herpes depends upon education, managing the disease and coping with outbreaks.