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07-13-2004, 02:32 AM
My Girl Friend has recently been diagnosed with IC and has symptoms of Vulvadinia. Over the past few months we have been able to lower the pain simply by watching the diet. However, lately the itching has been the main problem. She thinks the itching is more frustrating then the pain because the itching never goes away. We found a great doctor in NYC who has been treating the pain but I figured I'd see if anyone has had this problem and if so what has worked in terms of relief...if anything. I thought of posting here because by the looks of it this is a popular area to talk. Sorry if it doesn't fit in with the rest of the threads.
Good luck to everyone.
07-13-2004, 02:41 AM
I am just figuring out that I have vulvadynia but I don't have the itching that bad or sometimes not at all. Everyone is different. I would make sure there is no infection too like a bacterial or yeast infection. That's the only time I have really bad itching. I know there are creams you can use to help with itching even though I casn't think of the name of it right now. I hope you find something that helps. Sorry I couldn't help ya someone else may be able to help you more. Take care - Chris :(
07-13-2004, 02:49 AM
First I'd like to say :welcome: to the IC Network.
There are lots of things that can be done to help ease itching. I'm assuming any type of vaginal infection has already been ruled out.
Wear only 100% cotton panties, launder them in detergent (never soap) and double rinse to remove any detergent residue.
Use only plain white, unscented toilet tissue and blot, don't wipe. It can also help to rinse with a spray bottle after urinating.
Never wash the area with soap --- and use one of the gentle soaps, such as Neutrogena, for showering.
Some have irritation from bathing in a tub so a try at limiting bathing to the shower might help.
Avoid tight pants or slacks --- either wear very loose fitting pants or skirts.
I'm sure others will have more suggestions, but the above might help as a starter.
By the way, I think it's wonderful of you to want to help.
07-13-2004, 09:57 AM
Excellent advice Donna :)
There is also a feminine cream available over the counter at walmart, cvs, etc that works really well for instant relief from the itching. I use a CVS store brand that is inexpensive and works great. Very nice of you to post for your girlfriend.. I hope these suggestions help her out :)
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