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My sister is suffering from itching into her vagina. She is 21 years old and never had sex. Some about a year ago she had this problem but was cured after some medication and now its been about more than a month that she is again suffering from this problem. She used some medicines but its just temporary and it starts itching again some hours later. She says her vagina is very dry and, her vagina and vagina lips are swollen because of itchiness and scratching, and its burns after scratching. She also can feel tiny boils like in her vagina and vagina lips. She is having this problem during her menstrual period also. What could be the reason and cure for this?? Please suggest. She really needs some urgent help.

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replied November 29th, 2011
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A29017
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She should consider visiting her gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination and further evaluation with hormonal analysis to rule out hormonal insufficiency as cause for vaginal dryness, a vaginal swab/smear test to look for any infective causes, local skin conditions, pinworm infection, chemical irritation etc. treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigation results) would be started to help her control the symptoms. She should consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with her treating gynecologist. Avoid use of harsh soap, perfumes etc in eth area. Drink plenty of water. Avoid vaginal douching. Avoid use of tight fitting clothes and avoid accumulation of sweat in the area. She should use loose cotton undergarments.
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