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severe itching.... head and vulva

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  • Posted By: karengaye
  • April 28, 2007
  • 09:13 PM

I have had such severe vulva itching that i have shredded my skin at night. The back of my head has also started to itch tremendously. What is up with this? My doctor suggested scabies (which horrified me), but I used the special cream and this is still a very major ongoing problem. The lips of my vulva seem swollen, in general... but there is no chancre or ulcer. For a while there was a lymph node in my leg that was swollen as well, but it seems to have gone down. There is also a discharge that is sometimes strong smelling. It also seems to sometimes make my entire abdomen itch....although it is still mostly my pubic area and vulva.

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  • It could very well be parasites. Look online for a product called Humaworm. It is a 30 day program to rid you of parasites. Don't be grossed out - almost all of us have them. Some of us worse than others. The diseases that they cause or mimic are many!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 12, 2007
    • 08:58 PM
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  • Ivermectin is an oral med for scabies. Give that a try. But you must also thoroughly clean your living space and treat all your family members. google scabies101 for more info.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 20, 2007
    • 03:58 AM
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  • I think scabies is usually on the arms. It could be another critter (lice, crabs??)...right, if scabies you need to wash all of everything you own and all family members...all sheets, towels..like several times...but I think you have something else. I don't think your doctor should be "guessing". I would find a new doctor and get some answers. How about poison oak?
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • September 30, 2007
    • 06:59 AM
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  • What about good old fashioned yeast infection? That can cause both vaginal itching and itching on head.Do you take any medications which have a side effect of rashes, hives, dermatitis, etc.? That could be the culprit.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 30, 2007
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  • Lichen sclerosis of the vulva is rare, but can cause very severe vulval itching with tightening of the skin. A dermatologist is the best person to diagnose this rather than a OBGYN.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 4, 2007
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  • Rule out scabies or "crabs". Crabs are often more active at night and cause severe itching due to you body's allergic reaction to the bites. Scabies often have a characteristic rash.Lichen sclerosis is a good idea too.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 10, 2007
    • 05:55 PM
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  • I agree with the post above it could be yeast, but it could also be your skin is very sensitive to changes in Ph.After years of trying to treat my own intense vulvar and vaginal itching with OTC yeast meds and even prescriptions, I finally found boric acid suppositories. Quite amazing - the issue resolved in a matter of weeks and whenever I feel the itching begin again I just use them for a few days and problem solved. It's the first time I've been itch free since my 20's (I'm in my 30's now).I prefer the Vitanica version (bought through vitaminlife.com). Hope this helps!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 11, 2008
    • 09:07 PM
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  • I have had such severe vulva itching that i have shredded my skin at night. The back of my head has also started to itch tremendously. What is up with this? My doctor suggested scabies (which horrified me), but I used the special cream and this is still a very major ongoing problem. The lips of my vulva seem swollen, in general... but there is no chancre or ulcer. For a while there was a lymph node in my leg that was swollen as well, but it seems to have gone down. There is also a discharge that is sometimes strong smelling. It also seems to sometimes make my entire abdomen itch....although it is still mostly my pubic area and vulva. Karen please go to your gp straight away as all the symptoms you are discribing my mum had and it turnrd out to be vulva cancer,i dont wish to scare you and it could be something totally different but best to mention this to your gp
    shelly37 127 Replies Flag this Response
  • Vulvydinia and Lichen SclerosisYou want to know why no one knows or has answers to this and no cure...because these two are the result of multiple underlying issues.....keep readingOk..so after 2 years of build up of itching, treating twice for my own yeast infection. (I've only had 3 before in my life) the itching got stronger and felt more like electrical impulses I had to address with mineral oil and a major scratch session.My labia started to look shriveled and it became sore and painful. Sometimes there were tiny hard nubs near the surface of the labia.I finally booked an appt. Dr. took only ONE look and said "Jock Itch"...which made sense..I never had it before...and this was a different type of itch from your standard yeast infection.....well... it wasn't jock it. I was treating for it for a month. After the second week she changed the cream. Still no effect...getting worse now. On this same visit (the first) I notified her that I did not think it was a yeast infection because no disharge and the itching felt very different...more like bugs crawling and biting you. Clitoris to anus. I also developed later a lot of body itching. I would be laying there and it felt like a fly landed on my leg or arm.I went back in. She was saying yeast infection now. Meanwhile she never took tissue samples or took tissue to a lab.Diflucan for two months! Nothing..getting worse. I'm using whatever I can find to alleviate..olive oil, vicks vapor rub, mint scented creams. (The mint would trick the nerves and the itching would temporarly lighten)Ok..so the next visit - cortizone creams and lidocaine cream. They did some improvement but after 2 weeks..it came back..with a vengeance.So....I find another doctor through recommendation (in NYC) - an old skool guy. he is so old skool he accepts no insurance.He did take approx 8 tissues samples and in the same room tested for various virus and bacterial infections right in front of me while my legs were still up. He had a microscope RIGHT ON THE COUNTER in the exam room. I got to take a look and he explained everything he was doing and why!!!Gave 4 vials of blood. He is checking hormone, thyroid, iron (too much too little) everything. I will find results on these in a few days.So here is it!!DRUM ROLL PLEASE.....Some mild yeast AND....continue drum roll...Gardnerella Bacteria!!! it is a highly mis diagnosed bacteria. and why???No friggin microscopes in the Dr's offices!!!Now hear this. He says..you cannot treat one or two things. There is a reason why you were not able to fight off these two bacteria. It's a whole system that got out of whack for various reasons!!! It's compounded!I was flabbergasted..I was immediately flashed back to the 70s! A time when logic and science was something that doctors worked under.When I had explained all my troubles earlier and how she just looked and said "jock itch". HE WAS LIVID.."you cannot just look and say yeast or jock itch" it has to be thoroughly TESTED and PROVEN! Then he just shook his head in disgust. Ok..he was a really sweet guy..so it sounds like he was mad..but I think it's frustrating from his point of view. You could tell.I'm waiting for results on Iron, Thyroid and other things he going to take hard look at.I was given a special cream that only ONE chemist in Manhattan makes from his own recipe. It is a steroid cream. He will also not prescribe prednisone..he has a milder form and one other antibiotoc for the gardnerella - specific-After the first 24 hours of starting treatment..my labia looks almost back to normal. The itching is now much less frequent at the 24 hour mark..and I accomplished so much the next day!!!Also note..I had a bad infestation. My legs were retaining water and I started to have a rash on my high inner thighs. I big skin sensitivity was brewing. Apparently, it behaves like a virus injecting itself into your cells. The cells become infected and the bacteria multiply and infect other cells. (Inclusion)You cannot screw around with this. Demand or find a doctor that has a microscope and demand he test for gardnerella while you are there!!!If you want the name of this very special doctor (nice older man) who is very thorough in his exam - he does "everything" including colon cancer screening while you are there. Ask in this forum for it and I will try to reply soon.GO!!!!
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  • You are the only one who has mentioned electrical impulses. I have been feeling this for about a month and cannot explain how this began other than vuvla sunburn at the salon. I know it isn't an infection, nor a reaction to detergents etc. Finally felt some relief from the itching (nothing visual to diagnose), however speratic electrical impulses would remind me that something is still wrong. I thought it was parasites under the skin or damage to the nerve endings from the sunburn. What antibiotics were prescribed and what is that REAL Doctors name. So few left. Thanks, Geewiz
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 30, 2009
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  • Did you find out what was wrong ? I thinkin have this
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • November 11, 2014
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