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Itchy clitoris, vulva, labia
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jenjoan posted:
I didn't consult my doctor on this. I have had a full hysterectomy and am 60. So check with your doctor to be sure it doesn't harm you.

I have had a persistent itch in the clitoral area for three years. My doctor said it was just dry and to use Vaseline. Nope. Nothing. Then a month ago I found a tube of Desonide .05% cream in my cabinet that was prescribed for a rash I had on my neck. I tried a very small amount on the clitoral area 3x/day for about a week and now the itching is completely gone. I maintain by applying a very small amount about 2x/week.

I didn't consult my doctor on this. So check with your doctor to be sure it doesn't harm you.
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Anon_6061 responded:
Desonide is a corticosteroid so using it over a long period of time can cause skin thinning. At least Desonide is one of the less potent drugs in this class but just wanted to mention this risk. The skin in your genital area and vagina is likely already thin / atrophied due to the loss of estrogen which is probably the reason for the itching. Further thinning will likely cause more symptoms.

Have you tried using a vaginal estrogen product such as Estrace or Premarin cream or Vagifem tablets? Your doctor should have suggested one of these over Vaseline. Some women use vitamin E capsules or coconut oil to keep that area lubricated but these will not heal and plump up the tissues like estrogen.


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