I am an inflamed vagina sufferer. It happens when I least expect it, and wreaks havoc in my normally volatile life. The inflammation burns, itches and drives me into witch mode, which means don’t talk to me, don’t look at me, and don’t you dare think of asking me what’s for dinner?! What is it about my vagina that makes it so darn extra-sensitive?
I consulted the internet for information and found the following:
Vulvate, Vulvitis, VulvoVaginitis is the inflammation of external female genitalia- the vulva. It includes the lips or folds of the clitoris, and the openings for the urethra and the vagina. Incidence Vulvo-vaginal inflammation is a progressively increasing condition especially in women of childbearing age and postmenopausal age and is one of the most common causes of medical consultation. The simplest form of vulvitis is erythematous vulvitis, which has redness and swelling of the tissues with burning and itching.
Erythematous vulvitis is occasionally triggered by irritating factors associated with wrong hygienic and behavioral habits These chemical or physical agents damage the vulva,and can cause an allergic reaction that leads to a chronization of the pathology. In addition to irritant agents responsible for vulvitis there are factors that can help trigger contact dermatitis.
- Wearing clothing that is too tight
- Wearing synthetic panties: Nylon, Lycra
- Use of oily or odorless female toilet paper
- Use of synthetic or slightly breathable, absorbent, or protective pads (Containing cellulose)
- Abuse of topical substances (spray deodorizers, depilatory waxes, aggressive detergents)