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I was just wondering if it is normal to have mild itching around the vaginal area (outer labia, hairline)? I've had recurrent yeast infections for 9 months and I honestly can't remember if it is normal to have an itch here and there. It's not that bothersome, maybe 3-4 itches a day. No redness, but sometimes there is a little dry skin. Should I be worried it's another yeast infection, or does everyone have this sort of itching?
Thanks to whoever replies, i've become obsessed about this itching.
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replied January 23rd, 2006
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I think everyone has an occasional itch down there throughout the day, just like anywhere else on your body. I wouldn't worry too much about it. If it were another yeast infection on the outside you would have a bunch of red itchy bumps that would sometimes develop a white head on them. If it were anything else, like an std, you would most likely have similar lesions, or would have noticed a cahnge in vaginal discharge, odor, aches and pains in that area, etc.
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replied January 24th, 2006
There are no red bumps or anything, but the skin has been pretty sensitive ever since. Sometimes if I scratch too hard it leaves marks, but I suppose it will take some time to recover after 9 months of yeast. I'm sure it's normal though, i'll try not to worry about it.
Thanks again!
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replied January 24th, 2006
teach486 wrote:
i think everyone has an occasional itch down there throughout the day, just like anywhere else on your body. I wouldn't worry too much about it. If it were another yeast infection on the outside you would have a bunch of red itchy bumps that would sometimes develop a white head on them. If it were anything else, like an std, you would most likely have similar lesions, or would have noticed a cahnge in vaginal discharge, odor, aches and pains in that area, etc.


red itchy bumps? Are you sure that's a yeast infection symptom? Cuz i've had yeast infections, and none of them involed red bumps...

A little itching is normal. If you notice, guys scratch their balls atleast once a day, same with women, though we tend to be a little more secretive about it ;)

if it's a persistant itch, get it checked out. It may be an allergic reaction/irritation to a fragrance, soap, or cloth. So if you're putting anything "fragrant" in that area, it might start itching, and can actually give you an infection.
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replied January 24th, 2006
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I have never really had an internal/vaginal yeast infection. However, I did have an external one before. I had all these red itchy bumps around the outside of my vagina, including the pubic mound under the hair. They would itch like crazy, and sometimes form white heads. I went to my gyno to have it checked out. She tested me for std's, and told me that it was due to a yeast infection (external). I just had to use some cortizone cream on it to relieve the itching.
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