One night you go to bed with an itchy spot on your inner thigh, and the next morning you wake up to a full-fledged vaginal breakout! But you know what? Genital rashes happen. Only in rare cases are rashes a sign of bigger problems. When you change any product that touches your skin — body wash, detergent, scented TP, scented pad — you run the risk of contact dermatitis. Dermatitis rashes are red, itchy, and usually pretty dry.
Why Do I Have a Rash On or Around My Vagina?
Vaginal Rashes and Sores | HealthLink BC
A rash in your vaginal area vulva may be caused by irritation of the skin from many sources, such as clothes rubbing against the skin. Rashes that occur without other symptoms are usually minor and often go away with home treatment. A common cause of a rash is contact with a substance that causes irritation or an allergic reaction contact dermatitis. Soaps, detergents, shampoos, perfumes, or lotions can cause contact dermatitis. Often the rash from contact dermatitis is very itchy, but it is rarely serious.
Disorders of the Vulva: Common Causes of Vulvar Pain, Burning, and Itching
The AAD's Coronavirus Resource Center will help you find information about how you can continue to care for your skin, hair, and nails. To help care for your skin during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond, the AAD recommends these tips from board-certified dermatologists. You can get a rash from poison ivy any time of the year. You can expect permanent results in all but one area. Do you know which one?
A vaginal rash is usually not in the vagina but on the vulva. A rash in this area can cause severe discomfort, especially when a person is sitting or having sex. The vagina is the internal part of the female genitals, while the vulva is the outer part surrounding the opening to the vagina. These combine with the labia to form what many people call the vagina.