Vulvitis is inflammation of the vulva . When it occurs, many women think they have a vagina problem. But the vulvitis concerns small lips, labia majora, clitoris , perineum and sometimes affected peri-anal and gluteal ... To summarize the entire area accessible by hand.

The common reasons for vulvitis are related to infection, usually due to the proliferation of a microscopic fungus. But many other causes are possible ...

The most common manifestations of vulvitis are itching, and sometimes even burns or local pain. Depending on the cause of the vulvitis, other symptoms are associated: loss, other abnormalities in other areas of the skin, etc.

It will be necessary to differentiate between vulvitis and vulvovaginitis:
Due to the proximity of the vagina, vulvitis and vaginitis (infection of the vagina with vaginal discharge) may be associated. In this case, the cause is most often infectious, and can also be dermatological.

This very common condition leads many women or even girls to consult.

This article written with a doctor specializing in skin diseases, reviews the various causes, symptoms and treatments of vulvitis. By giving lots of practical information ...

Author: Amélie Neiss
Consultant: Dr. Clarence de Belilovsky, dermatologist.

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