Anogenital pruritus is defined as intense itching, acute or chronic, affecting the anal, perianal, perineal and genital skin, which is a dominant problem in the course of various cutaneous and systemic conditions. It is one of the common, extremely annoying symptom for which patients attend the Dermatology Outpatient Department OPD. Anogenital skin is highly sensitive to soaps, perfumes, clothing and superficial trauma and it is more prone for itchy dermatoses as a result of warmth, friction, lack of aeration, sweating and occlusive inner garments. Anogenital pruritus is associated with a wide spectrum of diseases which includes localized infections, infestations, inflammatory dermatoses, allergic and irritant conditions, anorectal diseases, systemic causes, nutritional disorders, psychological and when the cause cannot be found out it is often termed idiopathic.
Vulvar itching that is worse at night: Causes and relief
The vulva is the outer portion of the female genitals. The vulva is a very sensitive area of skin that a person needs to treat with some care to prevent irritation. There are several potential causes of an irritated vulva. They can range from benign conditions, such as contact dermatitis, to more severe conditions. A person can usually treat an irritated vulva with home remedies.
Irritation usually refers to pain, itching, or swelling in the vaginal area. It can affect any part of your vulva, including your labia , clitoris , urethra, and vaginal opening. Folliculitis occurs when one or more hair follicles are inflamed or infected.
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