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OK, this is weird. My vulva (not vagina) itches as if with contact dermatitis near a lot of nerve endings. I also have clear, odorless vaginal discharge -- not like the EWCM I had been having since even before the BFP, this is more watery and totally see-through. Please tell me to stop worrying already, and that this is just another weird pregnancy symptom nobody tells you about.
 

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I develop new/different allergies in pregnancy, they then go away 4-6 weeks pp. I can definately see that as a possibility in this case. Anyhow, I would try switching to a non alergenic laundry detergent (All free-n-clear is what we use) and eliminating any softener or dryer sheets you may be using. Remember to wear only cotton undies too. Definately don't scratch, 'cause then you will get an infection. You might also try taking a long warm soak in the bath with a cap full of olive oil in the water, dont use soap. This has always given me some relief from contact type dermatitas. I'm sure you know what to do if the discharge turns yeasty or stinky so I won't go in to that.<br><br>
Hope you feel better soon<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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You could also try an Aveeno bath. They're usually gentle enough and great for the itchies!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I went thorugh this for a few weeks... I tried things like acidophilus, even tried the garlic thing (thinking maybe it was a yeast infection) what finally provided some relief was using baking soda (or powder... the one in the orange box). I remembered the dr telling me to put that in my son's bath water when he was a baby to help sooth rashes. I washed with that about 3 times a day. Don't know if it helped but it did relieve....
 

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about the discharge. i noticed when pregnant i get more.. (TMI!) juicy in my nether regions. no matter what i do, i cant stop it. if its bothersome, wear a panty liner. its not something to worry about unless it STINKS or looks cottage cheesy.
 

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Another possibility to consider is overwashing. I have to watch myself for this during pregnancy because my yoni is...well, not stinky, but the usual smell seems stronger. It could be an effect of increased secretions ( yeah, I've noticed that too) or super-sensitive preggo-nose, or some combination thereof.<br><br>
Anyway, I was washing with soap every day and my skin got irritated and itchy. So now I try to avoid the soap and be a little more tolerant of my odor. And the itch has gone away.
 

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Hi ladies --<br>
More discharge is totally normal in pregnancy. Some women have more than others, and the smell can be more intense. Obviously, itching and a foul smell can indicate a yeast infection, but just feeling more juicy is normal <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I went thorugh this for a few weeks... I tried things like acidophilus, even tried the garlic thing (thinking maybe it was a yeast infection) what finally provided some relief was using baking soda (or powder... the one in the orange box). I remembered the dr telling me to put that in my son's bath water when he was a baby to help sooth rashes. I washed with that about 3 times a day. Don't know if it helped but it did relieve....</div>
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The orange box is baking soda. Baking powder is in a smaller cylinder with a metal top and a plastic cover (it reacts to moisture). They are very different in properties, so be sure not to confuse them when you use them!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">about the discharge. i noticed when pregnant i get more.. (TMI!) juicy in my nether regions. no matter what i do, i cant stop it. if its bothersome, wear a panty liner. its not something to worry about unless it STINKS or looks cottage cheesy.</div>
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I saw this in a list of symptoms to expect during pregnancy. It said it happens most in the second trimester, and it recommended panty liners.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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Do you need the salt? Baking soda is very salty. Or perhaps it is the minerals in the sea salt that are the goal?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I went thorugh this for a few weeks... I tried things like acidophilus, even tried the garlic thing (thinking maybe it was a yeast infection) what finally provided some relief was using baking soda (or powder... the one in the orange box). I remembered the dr telling me to put that in my son's bath water when he was a baby to help sooth rashes. I washed with that about 3 times a day. Don't know if it helped but it did relieve....</div>
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I had this too and did the same things you did, don't know which cured it but it worked, still taking the acidophilus. The Garlic definately refreshed things though.
 

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This hits me every few days, actually. Itchy and swollen for no apparent reason. Makes me wonder whether the stupid crazy amounts of fluid have anything to do with it...<br><br>
I tried the garlic thing, but that didn't do anything except make my kitty stink like garlic. I'm not yeastie and it's not BV, so I guess it's just another pregnancy thing.<br><br>
I've got acidophilus on the shopping list, so hopefully that might make a positive difference once I've been taking it for a few days or so.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Do you need the salt? Baking soda is very salty. Or perhaps it is the minerals in the sea salt that are the goal?</div>
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It does have something to do with the minerals. My naturopath recommended the baking soda/sea salt bath for my dd's eczema, and my whole family has used it for all kinds of things since then.
 
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