Causes and Solutions of Itchy Pubes

Causes and Solutions of Itchy Pubes

An itch in the groin area can be an uncomfortable topic to discuss with anyone, including a doctor. But it is fair to believe that it is just another medical condition and nothing to feel ashamed or embarrassed about. Itchy pubic hair or groin area is a common problem. IT always does not necessarily mean that you have a sexually transmitted infection (STI), the causes can be many, with different solutions.

Here are 9 reasons, aside from an STI, for itchy private parts along with tips for getting relief.

1. Razor burns or cuts 

razor burns on girl's legs

After you have recently shaved your pubic area, razor burns are pretty common and maybe the one to be blamed for uncomfortable itching down there. Razor burn looks like a reddish-colored rash, often having tiny bumps that feel raw or tender. A person can get razor burn in the following cases:

  • On not using enough shaving cream or soap
  • shaving too fast
  • shaving too often
  • using an old or clogged razor to shave

What can relieve the itch: With the laser hair removal treatment, an individual of any sex can permanently get rid of pubic hair by a safe procedure. It is is a pain-free and completely safe procedure. Get in touch with Pristyn Care for the most advanced laser hair removal treatment.

2. Jock Itch

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This is a common and treatable skin condition that’s caused by a fungus. It’s more common among athletes as the fungus thrives in warm, moist skin, preferably covered with tightly fitting clothing.

A common sign of jock itch is a red, scaly, and incredibly itchy rash, which can develop on the:

  • Genitals
  • Inner thighs
  • Buttocks
  • The crease of the buttocks

What can relieve the itch: Keeping the area dry and applying medication after a consultation for jock itch can often cure this skin condition. If it doesn’t, you should see your doctor again. 

3. Yeast infection

woman with yeast infection

This is a common cause of Vaginal itch. On an estimation, it is believed that about 75% of all females will develop a yeast infection during their lifetime. Wearing tight-fitting synthetic clothing for a long time is one main cause, but there are many others causing this problem. Symptoms of a yeast infection, also known as candidiasis include thick vaginal discharge, burning, and itching.

What can relieve the itch: You can begin with seeing your gynecologist make sure that you have a yeast infection. If you have a yeast infection, your gynecologist can recommend treatment that’s right for you. Many effective treatments exist.

4. Allergic reaction or irritation

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 This is another common yet treatable cause of genital itch which can develop in women, men, and children. Women are especially prone because products kike vaginal washes, intimate hygiene sprays, and scented panty liners, pads or tampons can cause a reaction. Many other products, such as perfumed soaps, wet wipes, and even underwear can cause a reaction in anyone.

What can relieve the itch: To get relief, you need to avoid what’s causing the reaction. Once you can avoid it, the itch will gradually go away. Take the help of your gynecologist here. If you cannot figure out what’s causing the itch, visit your gynecologist for help.

5. Psoriasis

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If you have psoriasis, it’s important to realize that psoriasis can develop in the genital area as well, appearing on the:

  • Penis
  • Scrotum
  • Vulva
  • Anus
  • Creases of the buttocks
  • Upper thighs

Most people who develop psoriasis on their genitals have psoriasis on. It’s important to know that on developing on the genitals, psoriasis can look a lot different. It may have less scale. The area tends to feel sore and itchy. Sometimes, the itch is intense.

What can relieve the itch: Treatment for genital psoriasis can relieve the itch. As the genital area is very sensitive, treatment for the genitals often varies from the psoriasis treatment that you apply to other parts of your body.

6. Lichen planus

itchy thighs of a female

 This common condition can cause a rash of small, itchy bumps on the skin. When it develops in the genital area, it can cause red patches that look raw and can burn and itch the skin. In the genital area, lichen planus can develop on the:

  • Vagina
  • Vulva
  • Penis
  • Anus

What can relieve the itch: Treatment can relieve the itch and other symptoms as well as prevent the disease from worsening. For an accurate diagnosis and treatment, see a gynecologist or board-certified dermatologist.

7. Lichen sclerosis

microscopic image of linchen sclerosis

This condition can cause white, thickened patches that develop on the:

  • Female genitals
  • Anus
  • Penis

The patches may feel sore and itchy. It is more common when estrogen levels are low, so it usually develops in girls before they start menstruating and in postmenopausal women. It can also develop in young boys and men.

What can relieve the itch: The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis, so you want to see a gynecologist or board-certified dermatologist. Lichen sclerosis cannot be cured, but treatment can ease your discomfort and may prevent the disease from worsening.

8. Pinworms

animation of pinworms

A pinworm infection tends to cause an intensely itchy anus, especially during the night. It is caused due to a parasite, pinworm. In order to survive, it must live inside the human’s intestines. When female pinworm gets ready to lay their eggs, they travel to the person’s rectum. Females also serve the purpose of laying their eggs inside the rectum while the person sleeps.

While a pinworm is inside the rectum, the anus can itch intensely. The itch can be so severe that it wakes someone from a sound sleep. When the patient scratches their itchy anus, pinworms and the eggs can get on their hands or under the nails. If they touch something, such as bedding or a doorknob, before washing their hands, the pinworms and eggs can land on these surfaces. You can get pinworms when you touch a surface infected with pinworms, their eggs, or both, and then touch your mouth. From your mouth, the pinworms will travel to your intestines. Because pinworms often spread this way, they are most common in children.

What can relieve the itch: You need to see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. If you have pinworms, usually everyone in your household will need treatment. This helps to prevent the parasite from passing from one person to another.

9. Skin cancer

microscopic representation of skin cancer

It’s possible to get skin cancer in the genital area. Skin cancer can develop on the:

  • Vulva
  • Penis
  • Scrotum
  • The area between the vagina and the anus
  • Anus

One symptom of skin cancer is an itch that does not go away. Other symptoms include pain, a lump, bleeding, or discharge.

What can relieve the itch: If you suspect you have skin cancer in your genital area, see a board-certified dermatologist. Treatment can be life-saving. It can also relieve the itch.

Solution

An accurate diagnosis is a key to getting real relief While you’ve just seen 9 very different reasons for itchy private parts, there are many more, including hemorrhoids, menopause, and eczema. Several STIs can also cause your genitals to itch. Visit Pristyn Care for the right diagnosis and treatment of the problem. 

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