What are the causes of vaginal itching other than yeast infection

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What are the causes of vaginal itching other than yeast infection

Often the vagina faces yeast and bacterial infection. Due to which the vagina faces various kinds of problem. One of these problems is of vaginal itching. However, if you are dealing with vaginal itching it is important to remember that it doesn’t mean you are dealing with a yeast infection. There are various possible causes of vaginal itching other than a yeast infection. In many cases, this condition arises from tampons, razor, sweating or feminine deodorant. Therefore, it is important to understand all the factors before blaming the yeast infection for it. Let’s get to know more about them. (Also read: How to get rid of the yeast vaginal infection in a natural way)

Lifestyle factors
Sometimes swelling of the vagina can lead to the problem of vaginal itching. It can be due to many reasons such as tight jeans, wearing sweaty undergarment or using the same razor every time. All these factors contribute to the problem of vaginal itching.

Menopause
The phenomena of menopause bring a lot of changes in the woman. It lowers the level of estrogen in the body. This hampers the pH balance in your vagina. So, the vagina’s walls turn thin and dry. This causes the problem of vaginal itching.

Hygiene products
Your vagina has a self-cleaning process to take care of its hygiene. However, despite this many women opt for the process of douching to clean their vagina. It kills the natural bacteria in the vagina. Even use of soap is not advisable in case of the vagina. (Also read: Why you should never use soap in your pubic area)

Hormonal changes
As the estrogen level declines in the woman with age, it impacts your vagina. Low estrogen weakens the walls of the vagina. Moreover, it also turns them dry. This leads to vaginal itching.

Pubic lice
Pubic lice are a common cause of itching in the vagina. It is connected to your pubic hair. You can use lice cleansing lotion to get rid of the problem. (Also read: Menstrual cups, sanitary pads or tampons: Which one is better for you)

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