Vulvar dermatitis is when the folds of skin around the vagina become inflamed and irritated. The area can be painful, itchy, and red. The inflammation is sometimes called vulvitis. The soft skin folds of the vulva are designed to stay moist and warm, making them susceptible to irritation or infection.
What does vulvar dermatitis feel like?
Vulvar dermatitis happens when the soft folds of skin around the opening of the vagina become red, painful, and itchy.
Can dermatitis be painful?
Contact dermatitis is uncomfortable and can be painful or itchy. Talk to your healthcare provider about how you can find out what’s causing it, reduce your exposure and prevent reactions. You might develop contact dermatitis from working with irritants or chemicals.
Does vulvar dermatitis burn?
Contact dermatitis is caused by irritation of the skin by things such as soaps, fabrics, or perfumes. Signs and symptoms can include extreme itching, rawness, stinging, burning, and pain. Treatment involves avoidance of the source of irritation and stopping the itching so that the skin can heal.
How do you get rid of vulvar dermatitis?
Wash your vaginal area about once a day with cool water and mild, nonirritating soap, and be sure to pat the area dry instead of rubbing. Apply anti-itch creams or ointments. Use a cold compress to ease irritation and inflammation. Take an OTC antihistamine or allergy medication.
Why am I throbbing down there?
Also, some women feels pulsing or tingling in their vagina when they get aroused, which is perfectly normal. This happens because there is increased blood flow to the area and the muscles of the vaginal wall may have some minor contractions.
Is dermatitis an infection?
Dermatitis is a general term for a swollen skin rash that covers many conditions. These include atopic dermatitis, or eczema, and contact dermatitis, an allergic reaction to an irritating substance. Unlike cellulitis, most forms of dermatitis are the result of allergic reactions, not bacterial infections.
How long does it take for dermatitis to go away?
To treat contact dermatitis successfully, you need to identify and avoid the cause of your reaction. If you can avoid the offending substance, the rash usually clears up in two to four weeks. You can try soothing your skin with cool, wet compresses, anti-itch creams and other self-care steps.
Is dermatitis a fungal infection?
Examples of fungal skin infections include diaper rash, systemic candidiasis, candidal paronychia, and body rash. Eczema (also called eczematous dermatitis) is a common skin condition that causes skin irritation and inflammation.
Is vulvar dermatitis curable?
Vulvar eczema may not always be able to be prevented, but it can be easily treated. Antihistamines and cortisone/corticosteroid creams can help with itching and redness and help to clear up the skin. Symptoms can also be effectively managed.
Can you put Vaseline on your VAG if it’s itchy?
For those whose dryness and itching comes from an external source or lifestyle factors, your doctor may recommend you stop douching or, if possible, change medications. Dabbing a little bit of vaseline petroleum jelly, coconut oil or even Crisco vegetable shortening on the dry skin area can also help heal itching.