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 potential causes for this discomfort in the vaginal area, and it’s important to consider every possibility. Whether it is the result of an allergic reaction to laundry products or a signal of something more serious, you can trust the Kaldas Center to understand your symptoms and find a solution. Every woman deserves to feel comfortable and confident, and we’re here to help answer any questions you might have regardless of how embarrassing they might seem. Check out our blog post on questions to ask your OBGYN to learn more.

Vaginal Irritation:

  • Laundry Detergent
  • Feminine Products (with dye/perfume)
  • Lubricant
  • Condom


  • Trichomoniasis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia

Symptoms of:

  • Yeast Infection
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Vaginal Infection



In Rare Cases:

  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer


Questions to ask OBGYN

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.