What causes the vulva to peel?

What causes the vulva to peel?

Multiple conditions may cause vaginal skin peeling, such as yeast or bacterial infections, sexually transmitted infections, eczema, lichen sclerosus, and allergies. You can help prevent skin peeling by wearing breathable clothing and avoiding irritating products.

Can yeast infection cause peeling skin?

Yeast infections are one of the conditions that could lead to skin peeling. Others that could cause peeling include psoriasis, eczema, chafing, and bacterial infections. Many of these conditions have similar symptoms, so it’s best to visit a healthcare provider instead of trying to self-diagnose.

Can you use hydrocortisone cream on vulva?

Applying a mild (low-strength) corticosteroid cream such as hydrocortisone to the genital area may provide temporary relief. The cream should not be put into the vagina and should be used for only a short period of time. For severe itching, an antihistamine taken by mouth may help temporarily.

How do you get rid of vulvar dermatitis?

Do not douche or use powders or sprays on your vulvar area. Try not to scratch. Use a cold pack or a cool bath to treat itching. For severe itching, try an oral antihistamine, such as a non-drowsy one like loratadine (Claritin) one that might make you sleepy, like diphenhydramine (Benadryl).

Why is my private area peeling?

Dry, flaky skin in a female’s pubic area can have many causes, including skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, or dermatitis. Allergies and bacterial or fungal infections may also be the cause. Hair removal products or even wearing tight clothing can also damage the skin, making it dry, itchy, and flaky.

What STD causes skin peeling?

Syphilis. Chancres are painless, but they can cause the appearance of peeling skin. Later on, when untreated syphilis enters its secondary stage, a rash may occur everywhere on the body.

Can you get dermatitis on your vag?

Vulvar dermatitis happens when the soft folds of skin around the opening of the vagina become red, painful, and itchy. Dermatitis can be caused by heat or wetness or can be a reaction to scented soaps, powders, creams, toilet paper, spermicides, or clothing. A skin condition, such as eczema, also can cause dermatitis.

Can you put diaper rash cream on vulva?

For women with incontinence, if the urine or feces is irritating the vulva, protect the irritated skin with an ointment that is used for diaper rash, such as Desitin. Shaving the pubic region is the rage during the summer months. Even the “Brazilian” (bald) vulvar look has become very popular.

Is dry skin a symptom of an STD?

While there are many reasons for itchy and dry skin, it’s possible that these are symptoms of an undiagnosed STD or STI such as herpes or AIDS.