I've just started my period and now, down there, has been constantly irritated! I don't want to itch but it gets so bad. Any solutions?
Resist the urge to itch! If you scratch yourself down there it could really hurt.
The number-one culprit behind itchiness during and right after your period is pads. Having a moist wad of papery fabric rubbing you the wrong way down there can cause major irritation. I know it sounds gross, but it’s sort of like diaper rash. Try switching to unscented and softer pad or a tampon.
Another possibility? Shaving. If you shave down there, the itchiness could be the result of the hair growing back in.
If neither one of these situations is the case, it is possible that you are at the beginning of a yeast infection or another type of irritation. If the pad ideas don't work or you are uncertain about anything, you should see a doc!
BY MARY HOJNOSKI ON 7/16/2011 9:00:00 AM
POSTED IN body, tampons, pads, puberty, advice