Vaginal itching is common condition caused
by the changes of the vagina during pregnancy.
Causes of vaginal itching
because the skin stretches too much (in the last few months of pregnancy)
This condition causes itching (rash in some
areas) 20% of pregnant women. Pregnant women have vaginal itching because of
this reason usually itch at the groin, vulva areas and other areas such as
abdomen, breasts, legs, arms, thighs, buttock…
are many causes of vaginal itching in pregnant women
of basic transformation and blood vessels in the skin during pregnancy
It increases the secretion of sweat, makes
the skin more sensitive to outside irritation (hot weather, rub with rough
clothes, skin-disease…) and causes itching at groin and vulva areas.
It causes heat rash, especially at groin
and vulva skin areas.
of pH at vulva and vaginal areas
These areas become too alkaline during
pregnancy and are easily to be infected.
are many causes of vaginal itching in pregnant women.
folliculitis during pregnancy (not because of microbe)
It appears from the 4th to 9th
months and causes itching at hairy areas of genital organ.
It causes itching at anus area.
The first advice for you is do not scratch
or rub strongly because vagina is a sensitive area, it is easy to be grazed and
infected. You can reduce uncomfortable symptoms as following:
the vaginal area well
Do not bath with too hot water or use soap
having strong cleanser when cleaning your genital organ. And do not clean your
vagina too deep.
You should clean the vagina with water from
green tea or betel leaves after cleaning and boiling. These kinds of leaf can
prevent bacteria. Green tea is a good antiseptic and can deodorize the smell of
You should wear loose cotton clothes
(include underwear). Do not wear tight clothes.
not scratch or rub strongly when having vaginal itching.
You should eat more olive oil and food rich
in vitamin A (fish-liver oil, liver, vegetable, egg...), vitamin D (sea fish,
fish-liver oil, dairy products…), Linoleic acid (linseed oil, primrose oil,
sardine…). Drink plenty of water (1.5-2 lit/day). Reduce sugar and sweet food.
Use moisturizer for body or some areas to
smooth, soften your dry skin, such as castor oil (no Hexane), olive oil, aloe
vera gel… Applying cream or lotion containing zinc oxide to itching skin can
ease the skin and reduce itching.
not wear wet clothes
Do not go outside in hot weather and
especially do not let your body sweat a lot. Absolutely not wear wet clothes,
If after doing all these advices but your
vagina still itches with serious symptoms, go to see the doctor to find out the
reason and treat in time.