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If you have suffered from feminine itch, you are not alone.

Feminine itch affects 47% of women at some point in their lives. While symptoms vary from woman to woman, the common symptom is itching which is very irritating and generally uncomfortable.

Feminine itch not only causes irritation and discomfort, it is also very stressful. Exercise, sex, and even being away from home can turn into very uncomfortable situations. Most women don't know why they get feminine itch which can add to the frustration of the condition. Common causes include:
  • Irritations from chemicals, including detergents and soaps
  • Stress
  • Menopause
  • Warm and humid weather conditions
  • Infections, such as yeast infections*
12 Tips to prevent or minimize feminine itching:
Avoid scratching, which could aggravate the problem
Keep the vaginal area clean and dry
Only use fragrance-free soaps, laundry detergents, and fabric softeners
Avoid feminine hygiene sprays and douches
Avoid colored or perfumed pads or toilet paper
Wear cotton panties, and change your underwear daily
Avoid tight and binding clothing, especially in the crotch area
Change out of wet clothing, especially wet bathing suits or exercise clothing, as soon as possible
Avoid overexertion, heat, and excessive sweating
Cleanse the area by wiping or washing from front to back (vagina to anus) after urinating or having a bowel movement
Delay sexual activity until your symptoms improve
Apply a mild corticosteroid cream such as hydrocortisone for relief

New Cortizone 10® Intensive Healing Feminine Itch Relief Creme contains hydrocortisone - the #1 gynecologist recommended medicine for treating feminine itch - for fast acting and long lasting relief.

References:
"Vaginal Itching." Medline Plus "Vaginal Itching." The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook "Vaginal Itching." The New York Times Health Guide
*Feminine itch is just a side effect of infections, so feminine itch products cannot treat yeast infections. Feminine itch products are intended for external use only.