Severe vaginal itching gynecologist prescribed Clobetasol with no real results?

I’ve been having SEVERE vaginal itching for about 6 months now. All labs (cultures, bacterial) have come back negative, and I’ve gotten them done more than once. It’s located mostly right at the vaginal opening – a bit inside of it and surrounding it on the outside. It seems to be triggered by sex since it usually occurs a couple of days after (not the next day, the day after that) but it has also flared up without sex happening. There has been no change in my soap etc and same thing with my partner – no change. I hang dry all my underwear. My GYN prescribed Clobetasol with no real results. Discharge is not a weird color, odor is different that it was a year ago but not severely alarming or noticeably bad. I’ve been experiencing increased vaginal dryness when it comes to intercourse, but always associated that to birth control. Could it be more? What could this possibly be? I’m really suffering.
My Conditions: Ulcerative Colitis, High Risk HPV (diagnosed less than a year ago, no developments so far), PCOS, eczema (seasonal and only on the inside of elbows)
Meds: Wellbutrin, Lialda, Birth control (sprintec), B12, Folate, Biotin, Forskolin, probiotics





This Question Is Open to Answers -Post Your Comment Below

Dr Mahaveer
Member
Dr Mahaveer

hi
this seems to be a result of eczema and dry skin tendancy that ur body has. doesnt seem to be a vaginal infection for sure.
sex causes friction on the affected skin and mucosa causing the superficial layers of skin to get washed off. this causes inner layers of skin to get exposed causing itching after having sex.
try using moisturisers and olive oil.
thanks

mrsshalini14
Member
mrsshalini14

hello there
you may be having allergic contact dermatitis in that region. although you maintain a good hygiene and seem to be very particular about your health, the skin in that region is sensitive enough to cause such problems. application of petroleum gelly thrice a day will be pretty helpful.
do not wipe the area frequently.
soothing creams and ointments may help

Dr. Ayman Darrag
Member
Dr. Ayman Darrag

Mostly a contact dermatitis due to friction and dryness..use some moisturizing creams and avoid condom sex..

shw12
Member
shw12

HI
ITS DUE TO DRY SKIN IN THAT REGION. THE VAGINAL FLUID IS ACIDIC IN NATURE AND THAT CAUSES THE DRY SKIN TO REACT WITH THE ACIDIC FLUID CAUSING THAT ITCH. SKIN SOFTENING CREAMS WHEN APPLIED WILL DEFINITELY HELP YOU GET CURED

wpDiscuz