Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Pruritus Vulvae Home Care

Home care for pruritus vulvae includes:

  • Apply corticosteroid cream to the vulva for itching:
  • Take a warm bath twice a day:
    • Gently rinse the vulva while bathing
    • Do not clean the vulva with soap.
  • Avoid using douche.
  • Avoid sexual intercourse.
  • Avoid spermicides.
  • Wipe the vulva gently after urinating.
  • Use toilet paper that does not contain perfume.
  • To help keep the vulva dry:
    • Wear moisture-wicking underwear.
    • Wear loose-fitting clothes.
  • Oral antihistamines for itching:
  • Take prescribed medications as directed.

Pruritus Vulvae Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have pruritus vulvae and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Pruritus Vulvae References
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  2. Pincus SH. Vulvar dermatoses and pruritus vulvae. Dermatol Clin. 1992 Apr;10(2):297-308. [1606761]
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