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I have been experiencing severe itching in my vaginal area.

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I have been experiencing severe itching in my vaginal area. What could be causing this and what can I do to treat it?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 2 years ago.

If you have not had a gyn exam in some time, you will need one to rule out common skin conditions. Lichen sclerosis is a common dermatologic skin condition that occurs in women over 40. More likely would be a yeast infection. Treat yourself with an over the counter 3 day treatment that contains clotrimazole. that should clear things up if it is yeast.