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Can vaginal itching be prevented?

Once the cause of your vaginal itching has been identified, there are some strategies that may help prevent its recurrence. Some ways of reducing your risk of experiencing vaginal itching include: avoiding douching; when going to the bathroom, wiping from front to back to avoid contaminating your vagina with bacteria from fecal matter; choosing underwear made from natural fibers, as synthetic fibers can promote sweating, and; practicing safe sex to reduce the risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections. If you are experiencing vaginal itching, it is important to see your doctor to diagnose and treat the cause and to exclude more serious conditions that may be causing this symptom.

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Author: Dr Nikki Wallis PhD, BSc
First answered: 22 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Vaginal discharge

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