Hi everyone, I'm a 20 yr old female and for the last couple years I've had on and off itching in the area between my labia minora and majora. During the day I'm pretty much fine but at night when I'm trying to sleep I sometimes find myself waking up and scratching down there.
Most of the time I had put it off as general itching and didn't really ring alarm bells in my head, but it's been a bit of an embarrassing condition when I'm on my period, which I usually related to the pads I used for my heavy flow possibly making an irritating environment down there.
I started being sexually active last year so since then I've tried to be a bit more aware of what goes on down there. Other than being slightly red from the scratching, the area between my labias appears visually okay. I went to my first GYN appointment last year as well once I started being active and the routine swab and pap smear came up negative. I was a bit nervous for that first appointment, so it slipped my mind to bring it up at the time.
It's my first time posting something like this, so any advice or tips on possibly reducing the itch would be helpful. It hasn't really impacted my daily life but is more of an embarrassing nuisance. For the record I guess I do wear cotton underwear and wash down there with Dove soap and water. Thanks for any help!
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