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Remedies for Vaginal Itching

Remedies for Vaginal Itching

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You may experience two kinds of vaginal itching during pregnancy - internal and external. Though internal itching is vaginal itching and the external itching is actually vulvar itching, the symptoms of both are similar. They can become a bit uncomfortable or even get severe.

Monday, September 4th, 2017

The pH imbalance. During pregnancy, the hormonal changes have a significant effect on the body, including changes in the pH levels of the vagina. This pH imbalance leads to itching and may further lead to a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis infection

Sugar concentration and yeast infection. Due to the change in the pH level, there is an increased concentration of sugar in the vaginal area. This additional sugar in the region may lead to a yeast infection since yeast thrives in an environment high in sugar levels. This becomes a bit more problematic during the third trimester. 

Internal vaginal itching.

Besides being due to pH imbalance and yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis it may be due to sexually transmitted diseases.

  • Diabetes is likely to change the pH of the vagina due to the increased blood glucose level 

External vaginal itching.

  • This can happen due to any of the following reasons:  
  • Vulvo-vaginitis that may have occurred due to the infestation of candida, chlamydia, gonorrhea or some bacterial infection
  • Vulvitis that may have happened due to bacterial and fungal infections, eczema or allergic reactions
  • urinary tract infections 

Vulvo vaginal infections can lead to infection of cervix and may lead to preterm premature rupture of membranes or preterm onset of uterine contractions leading to premature labor.

So if you are having vulvo vaginal itching consult your doctor and take required treatment.

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