Vaginal Itching and Burning Women's Health Symptoms

What Causes Vaginal Itching and Burning?

Suddenly developing vaginal itching and burning can be extremely uncomfortable and embarrassing. There are several reasons that may have caused your discomfort.

  • Allergic Reaction from:

    • Laundry detergent

    • Feminine products that had dye/perfume

    • Irritation from lubricant

    • Irritation from condom


  • STD

    • Trichomoniasis

    • Gonorrhea

    • Chlamydia
  • In Rare Cases

    • Vulvar Cancer

    • Vaginal Cancer

When Should See The Doctor?

Visit the doctor if the vaginal itching and burning occurs and persists for a few days.


If you experience these other symptoms along with the vaginal itching and burning it’s important to discuss these symptoms with your doctor:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Changes in the color of the vulva

A Few Home Remedies

  • Avoid tight jeans/pants
  • Place an ice pack wrapped in a towel to the vagina
  • Avoid itching as much as possible


Often, vaginal itching will clear up on its own.

However, if symptoms persist, call a nurse. He or she may recommend a simple prescription, or suggest you visit your doctor for further evaluation.