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This is kind of embarrassing, but if I can help someone going through the same situation, I'm happy to suffer a little...<br><br>
I've had a terrible (maddening, unbearable) vulvar itch for the past 5 mo or so. After ruling out bacterial infections and yeast (tried 3 different remedies--boric acid, monistat and tea tree oil) I basically gave up and lived with it as best I could.<br><br>
Well, finally, a few days ago, I came across something helpful on the web. Apparently, when you're pregnant, the pH of your vagina can change drastically causing you to itch. It gave several solutions including baking soda baths, unscented soap and detergents, etc, but what finally worked for me was using monistat cream externally twice a day. I've been itch free for 3 days now which is just indescribably wonderful!<br><br>
So, hopefully this will help someone out there. If not, I've just shared some excrutiatingly personal info for no reason...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:<br><br>
peace, Beth
 

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I had the same thing! I was convinced I had some kind of mutant yeast infection that would not die. I was scratching myself to bits. I also eventually tried an external micanazole and it cleared it right up.<br><br>
Man, it was maddeningly itchy for a while there!<br><br>
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I was having that problem, too, but I was having more of a problem with an itchy anus at the same time. I thought it might be yeast, but applying Lotrimin AF didn't seem to help. Of course, the stuff I was using was what I used for my daughter's yeasty diaper rash, and it was past the expiration date, so maybe that is why. I started using tea tree oil mixed with apricot oil, and that cleared it right up, like within a day or so.
 

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*blushing*<br><br>
I've had that same problem! I've not had it with any of my other pregnancies. I threw out my laundry soap, certain that I had become allergic, threw out my regular soap, and still nothing has helped. It has about driven me out of my mind. Sometimes my comfrey/tea tree oil salve will help, sometimes not. Either way, I can't wait to have this baby simply so that this problem will go away.
 

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Ah, we all come out of the woodwork now!<br><br>
Sacha_girl--try the micanazole. It was a lifesaver for me. Also, sweet almond oil with lavender essential oil helped a little, but was not the drastic cure that the micanazole was. Both are safe for pg ladies.<br><br>
I had this problem with my dd too but never found out what it was. I only had it for the last trimester with her though. This time it started at 2 mo. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
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i also was pretty itchy, and even monistat didn't help. figured out it was just heat rash. to keep that whole area as dry and as comfortable as possible, i used some talc-free powder from the coop and switched to all cotton undies all the time (or no undies at all) and that helped.
 

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Ah yes.....<br><br>
Pregnant women can suffer from leukorreah, leuko for white blood cells, and -orreah, as in, yes, well, diarreah, for example.<br><br>
Point being, all that extra estrogen in the body causes the white bloodcell turnover in the vagina to go crazy.<br><br>
I knew that stuff, but didn't know about the pH part of it, or perhaps these conditions can coexist or be problems all on their own.<br><br>
Needless to say, I had plenty of happy goo in my crotch region and it caused me to itch like crazy, too--I always assumed just being DAMP 24/7 would expalin the prob.<br><br>
For me, a little diaper cream (Weleda diaper cream or rash ointment) worked great! And I knew for certain it wouldn't be irritating for my little one's bum, y'know?!?!?
 
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