Vulvitis (inflammation of the vulva)
This is inflammation of the vulva (the external
part of the female genital area).
- Infections, including thrush (candidiasis),
genital herpes or warts.
- Allergic reactions to soap or creams.
- Urinary incontinence.
- Changes to the vulval skin this can occur
in women after the menopause. Red or white patches can develop on the skin
and these may be inflamed these changes are generally known as vulval
- Pubic lice and scabies.
is vulvitis treated?
Medications are used to treat the underlying cause,
if one is found. These may be in cream or tablet form. If an allergy is suspected,
you will be advised to avoid potential triggers, such as body sprays or bath
oils. If urinary incontinence is a contributory factor, more effective treatment
of this condition will improve the vulvitis.