Itching, tingling, burning, numbness or discomfort in your private parts are all signs that everything is not alright down there. There are many reasons why you could be experiencing these sensations – most of which are not good.
The most likely cause is that you have contracted a fungal or bacterial infection. This happens when there is an imbalance in the good bacteria in the vagina caused by a pH imbalance. The common name for this type of fungal infection is thrush but the medical name is vaginal candidiasis, candida and is the result of insufficient bacteria. Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) occurs when there is too much bacteria.
An affordable antifungal or antibacterial ointment should be available from your local pharmacy and effectively resolve either the fungal or bacterial infection respectively within a few days. An oral antibiotic may be prescribed to treat BV. However, if the itching, burning or discomfort continues after using the treatment, schedule an appointment with a medical practitioner as soon as possible.
STD’s or sexually transmitted diseases are another cause of itching, tingling, burning, numbness or discomfort. There are a wide variety that can result in one or more of these sensations including the following:
1. Vaginal Warts
If you have itching, burning, tingling, numbness, pain or discomfort in your private parts, see a medical practitioner as soon as possible to get an accurate diagnosis and the right treatment. It is also recommended to contact all your sexual partners and inform them of the diagnosis.
Skin conditions that affect the head and other areas on the body can also affect the groin area. These conditions commonly result in itching but tingling, pain, burning or discomfort may also occur – especially if you scratch or rub the area. Skin conditions that can affect the vaginal area include:
4. Lichen Sclerosus
See a medical practitioner for a diagnosis and treatment which normally involves the topical application of a cortisone cream.
An allergy to a detergent, fabric softener, fragrance or other products may result in Contact Dermatitis which presents as an itchy, red and inflamed rash. Visit a medical practitioner to prescribe a cortisone treatment and discontinue the use of any product that may be causing the rash.
Just like head lice, pubic lice can result in itching and bumps. Commonly referred to as crabs, symptoms are often only noticeable when an infestation has occurred. Visit your pharmacist for an over-the-counter treatment. If the problem persists, visit a doctor.
These are the most common reasons for unusual sensations in your private parts. There are others and it is always recommended to visit a medical practitioner for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. Medical professionals recommend to make a herpes test in order to avoid this dangerous disease and keep your body healthy as possible. Remember that everything that is happening with your body should be under your control. If you feel something is wrong, don’t wait until tomorrow to see your doctor. The sooner you join in the right way, the healthier you will be.