Vulva itch

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So I've been to the doctor because of a fishy smell and a doctor tested me for stds But said I was free of any stds and bacteria infections after she ran test so that did nothing .. so I started googling things and it said I have bv so I went and bought boric acid that you insert into the vagina twice a day and it's been working but following that up I went to the doctor again and she said I'm free of everything but I have vulva itching from time to time so I'm just confused on what it could be? No stds,no yeast infection,no bv so what could this be

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    Try taking probiotics - there are some specially designed to contain the good bacteria found in the vagina. Perhaps you have a problem with the balance of yeasts and bacteria in the vagina.

    A bit of itching is normal from time to time. But there are several things that can irritate that area or mess up the ph balance. Don't wear tight clothes on your bum, go commando as often as you can (e.g. at home) and wear a skirt or baggy jogging bottoms, don't use any soap or other washes on that area (they mess up the ph, even washes designed for the intimate area have perfume in), only wash with water or, better still, wash by wiping with coconut oil. Apply coconut oil before going to bed (raw, organic, virgin, cold pressed coconut oil), try not to get too hot, use organic bleach and chemical free panti pads and sanitary towels. 

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      Since I used boric acid to insert in my vagina the day before do you think that's why everything showed up negative or does that not matter and things like stds would show up any way ?

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      I feel you used boric acid I expect that it would show up negative for BV. When I had thrush and took fluconazole they told me my test would show as negative even though I might still have thrush. Not sure about other stds - I wouldn't have thought that the boric would affect those or the test for them.

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      Yes Jas. I don't use anything the day before an exam. It throws things off. If you have a fishy smell, that does sound like a BV. I would NOT use boric acid though. That throws off the pH entirely.  I'd try moderately warm water with 2 cups of apple cider vinegar or 2 cups of baking soda. That helps the pH go back to normal.  Give that a try.  Best wishes!  Debismile

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      Please be very wary of home remedies. I used very little cider vinegar in a bath and I was much worce after. My dr said she wasn’t surprised. I think using home remedies for thrush contributed to me getting vulvodynia.
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    Any discharge?

    When they take the swabs - they test for BV - so I doubt its that.

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    Hi there, pls pardon my lengthy post ,just wanted to share my complete experience so that women experiencing vaginal infection might stumble upon this and find the solution they've desperately been seeking for. I'm an ex-sufferer of an intensely,extremely,unbearably itchy vagina. It was pure torture for me, I had no choice but to scratch down there in public places. At night, I would just sit up in bed and scratch really hard down there and cry in frustration. I would wake up in the middle of the night with a persisting itch and I would just hit my genitals and curse...yeah it WAS THAT BAD. 

    I swore that when I did find the solution to this, I would create several accounts online just to help people going through the same hell as I did. And here I am. Like many women here,I went to different gynaes, changed the material of my panties to more breathable ones,took lots of antibiotics and creams,probiotics and yoghurts. I tried natural remedies such as aloe vera gel and tea tree oil(helps for a few hours at least). I avoided certain things in my diet such as soy products.All these only stopped the itch from getting worst but the itch was still as intense and never went away.

    I was desperate and tried to research on my own. I suspected pubic lice,some type of genetic or dermatological condition and almost anything else I could relate to. It wasn't STDs as I hadn't any type of sexual intercourse as well which the gynae kept probing on. I literally had to beg her to believe me that there wasn't anything that I was embarrassed about to hide from her. Because honestly, I wouldn't care ,I just wanted a peaceful vagina. She did swabs and results said that I had 3 types of infections at the same time, gardnerella ,yeast and streptococcus and along those lines. It was infected, yes I knew but I needed to know the reason why,which is something that the gynae could not pinpoint to. I just kept coming back for more appointments and it's super expensive. I was desperate for a relief.Something, anything!

    And then one day,I had a gut feeling about something and researched it. I found out the reason. DUSTMITES. I had 3 OLD,VELVET sofas lying in my house, they've been there only a few years but we always knew it was a dust collector but I never put two and two together. Then, I read a research paper on a few cases including a Korean girl, who had a persisting itch, because she used to sit on a velvet sofa and slept on an uncovered mattress. Yes guys, uncovered mattresses might be a trigger too. Anyways, we threw out the sofas and I never sat on them again obviously and I don't have to take any antibiotics,probiotics or anything else. I am a normal person with barely any itch there, YAY!

    Is there anything in your house which collects dusts that you sit on ? Something as simple as this might be causing you that extreeeeme itch. Please do not lose hope and don't trust doctors too much, they are only human and very busy humans too who cannot be researching specifics of your environment and life. They are also prone to flaws in making judgements. Take it upon yourselves to introspect your lives, from diet to environment and then maybe you can work with your gynae. Of course, alot of us here might not be trained doctors but tbh, if you're desperate and nothing else is helping you ,doing your own research might just possibly help you.

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