What does dermatitis of the vulva look like?
Eczema around your vagina, called vulvar dermatitis, happens when the soft folds of skin around your vagina become painful, red, and itchy. It causes thin cracks, red patches, vaginal weeping, and crust formation. This condition is treatable with medication and home treatments.
What can I put on dry irritated vulva?
Treatment and home remedies
- using moisturizer.
- taking OTC antihistamines.
- using anti-itch creams or ointments.
- trying oatmeal baths.
- applying cold compresses to numb pain.
- using lubrication if irritation occurs during sex.
Why is the skin on my vulva itching?
Vaginal itching is an uncomfortable and sometimes painful symptom that often occurs due to irritating substances, infections, or menopause. It may also occur as a result of certain skin disorders or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). In rare cases, vaginal itching might develop due to stress or vulvar cancer.
What cream can I use on my vulva?
Certain ointments or creams may be applied to the vulva to reduce rubbing from underwear and pads. These ointments include Aquaphor, Vaseline, Desitin, or non-flavored Crisco.
Can you put Vaseline on your vulva if it’s itchy?
For vulvar skin that is painful from scratching, try a “soak and seal.” Soak in a lukewarm tub or use a compress for 5 to 10 minutes, pat dry, and then apply a layer of petroleum jelly. The water soothes the painful skin, and the petroleum jelly keeps the area moist and soft.
Does vulvar dermatitis go away on its own?
Vulvar dermatitis may go away without medication, depending on the cause. If it’s caused by an allergic reaction or sensitivity, the symptoms will go away on their own after the irritant is removed.
What cream is good for itchy vulva?
MONISTAT CARE® Instant Itch Relief Cream provides fast relief for itching and irritation around the vaginal area.
How long does it take for vulvar dermatitis to go away?
For example, if caused by irritation from a product or clothing, the symptoms will likely resolve within one to two weeks after removing the irritant. If caused by an infection, symptoms should start to get better within one to two weeks of treatment. However, symptoms could remain for a month or longer.
How can I treat vulvar dermatitis at home?
How is it treated?
- Remove irritants. Follow the Vulvar Skin Care Guidelines.
- Steroid ointments. Put a thin layer to sites of discomfort.
- Baking soda soaks. Follow the Vulvar Skin Care Guidelines.
- Gold Bond or Zeasorb Powder. These may be sprinkled in your underwear if dampness is a problem.
- Other treatment options:
Can I put Vaseline on my vulva?
Use soft toilet tissue – white only! No colors or fragrances. You can moisturize the vulva externally with vaseline (but not in vagina) or olive oil or aquaphor.
How do you moisturize your vulva?
Small amounts of extra virgin olive oil, vegetable oil, coconut oil, or solid shortening may be applied to your vulva and vagina as often as needed to protect and moisturize the skin. It also helps to decrease skin irritation during your period, and when you urinate.