I Am Suffering From Itching Down Below. What Could It Be, And How Do I Treat It?


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lakeesha Hennessy Williams Profile
There isn't anything more embarrassing than an itch 'down below'- especially when you're sat in the front pew at church!

There are a number of reasons why you might be suffering from an itch in your private area.
Here are a few suggestions as to the cause of your irritation.

Itchiness down below in guys

Firstly, let me tell you that boys seem to have a constant itch down there! I remember growing up with three brothers - it seemed like they were constantly itching and readjusting.

In all seriousness though, everything from poor hygiene through to conditions like eczema and jock itch might be the cause of 'male itching'.

A sexually-transmitted infestation of pubic lice known as 'crabs' might also be the cause of itching, and can be experienced by both sexes.

Women and itchy crotches

As far as women go, there is always a lot 'going on' down there - and itching is pretty common.

Possible causes include:
  • Poor hygiene and not using the 'front to back' method when using the toilet
  • Chemicals found in soaps, body washes, washing powder, fabric conditioners and feminine creams and sprays can easily irritate
  • A yeast infection. This is sometimes accompanied with a curd-like discharge which can be easily caused by regular events such as intercourse, menstruation and pregnancy.
  • A condition known as Vaginitis, which is inflammation and itching of the area which may be a signal of a sexually transmitted disease.
  • Stress might be the cause as it can affect your susceptibility to infections.
How to relieve genital itching

Because the reasons for itching can be varied, the action you could take is just as varied.However, to help relieve the itching and discomfort, I would recommend to try one of the following:

  • Avoid wearing tight or synthetic underwear which constricts the area further. Cotton knickers are ideal; you should avoid thongs as they can aggravate the problem.
  • Keep the area as clean as possible by washing in plain water with unscented soap, and don't use any washes or perfumed toilet tissue.
  • Use the front to back method when using the toilet.
  • Try dipping a tampon in natural yoghurt, which can cool the infected area.
Most importantly, you should go and visit your doctor if the itching lasts for more than a few days. He or she will be able to advise and prescribe you the relevant treatment to deal with any possible infections.
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Anonymous answered
I'm a 22 year old female, and just recently I started to take the pill Diane 35 for an over-active hormone.

I recently started to feel itching below - in fact it seems to only be on one side. It's not too itchy or painful - it's actually just really annoying, though I am starting to get worried.

I have just started to put the cream on the area. That approach might help you.

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