One night you go to bed with an itchy spot on your inner thigh, and the next morning you wake up to a full-fledged vaginal breakout! But you know what? Genital rashes happen. Only in rare cases are rashes a sign of bigger problems. When you change any product that touches your skin — body wash, detergent, scented TP, scented pad — you run the risk of contact dermatitis.
Help, I Have a Rash on My Vagina!
Vulvitis (Vulvar Itching): Causes, Treatment & Prevention
A rash in your vaginal area vulva may be caused by irritation of the skin from many sources, such as clothes rubbing against the skin. Rashes that occur without other symptoms are usually minor and often go away with home treatment. A common cause of a rash is contact with a substance that causes irritation or an allergic reaction contact dermatitis. Soaps, detergents, shampoos, perfumes, or lotions can cause contact dermatitis. Often the rash from contact dermatitis is very itchy, but it is rarely serious.
Vaginal Rashes and Sores
Going to a Cleveland Clinic location? The irritation can be caused by infection, allergic reaction, or injury. Appointments Vulvitis is not a disease, but refers to the inflammation of the soft folds of skin on the outside of the female genitalia, the vulva.
No one necessarily wants to discover any kind of rash, bump, redness, itching, or swelling around their vagina—but if you do, it's normal to feel concerned. There are a ton of reasons this can happen, and plenty you can do to find relief. The one thing you don't want to do is ignore the issue—and if you're here, you're already taking the first step to figure out what's going on.