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    Seasonal Allergies
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    WIMomX3 posted:
    Is anyone aware if seasonal allergies can also cause vaginal itching in a young girls. One of my daughter experiences bad seasonal allergies and she complains of severe vaginal itching during this same time. Claritin seems to help both and she takes it in the morning but by evening all symptoms are back.
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    Aqua14 responded:
    Allergy cells (mast cells) are found in highest concentrations in the mucosa (eyes, lining of nose/throat) and skin. When my allergies were at their worst 5-6 years ago before I took daily antihistamines I experienced itching all over my skin without a rash or hives. So your daughter's symptom doesn't surprise me.

    The Claritin probably wears off by the evening; you might try either having her take another Claritin at night, or switch to Zyrtec (which is stronger and will last 24 hours). Of course, check with her pediatrician as to whether this is ok, but the OTC version of Claritin is a pretty weak antihistamine.

    Hope these thoughts help. Take care and good luck. Judy
    It's never too late to be what you might have been. ~ George Eliot. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
     
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    Olivia_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi WiMomX3,

    According to this article, genital itching can be caused by allergies , but the only way to know for sure is to have your daughter examined by her pediatrician or a pediatric allergy specialist.

    Here also is some information on 9 Ways to Relieve Seasonal Allergy Symptoms.

    I hope you get some answers and relief for her soon.

    Take care,
    Olivia
     
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    micheleaf91 responded:
    I know this reply is late but my daughter is expereincing the same problem I am going to add a link here so that you can read it and see that you are not crazy. This problem does really exist. My daughter suffers every April with no support from anyone but me. If I learn any more I will share it here.
    http://angryallergist.squarespace.com/the-angry-allergist-journal/2007/5/15/the-vagina-monologues-part-i-enquiring-minds-want-to-know.html .

    The blog is called the Renaissance Allergist


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