anonymous asked:

Hi! Big fan! Love to read your blog! Simple question really. My pubic area is itchy. Seemingly all the time. It's not on my inner lips and I've been in a long term relationship a long time but still the pubic area mainly where the hair grows and where my panties rest between my legs is in constant itch. I've tried letting the area either air dry or I blow dry it on cool and then apply an anti itch cream and this seems to do the job, I just hate to do it all the time. Got any helpful advice?

This is the type of thing your healthcare provider can definitely help out with!

I strongly suggest making an appointment with a midwife, nurse practitioner, or doctor and explaining your itch.  Telling them what kind of anti-itch cream helps will also let them know which direction to start looking in.

It could be: 

  • a yeast infection
  • bacterial vaginosis
  • Lichen sclerosis
  • Lichen planus
  • trichamonas
  • a sexually transmitted infection
  • an allergic reaction to something you’re using on/wearing down there

There are definitely things you can do about this type of itch!  Some basic treatments to start and some more intensive ones afterwards if the first don’t work, but I’m not going to bore you by listing them all out.

Good luck!