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Old 02-01-2006, 02:55 AM   #1
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Itchy After Sex - please help !!

When I have sex with my husband I get an itchy vagina (& surrounding area) for days afterwards. Its like an itch that you get with thrush but its not thrush! Has anybody else had this problem? Its driving me crazy and really putting me off having sex - please help !! Thanks

 
Old 02-01-2006, 01:58 PM   #2
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Re: Itchy After Sex - please help !!

Oh WOW I thought I was the only women who experiences this!!!!! It all started when I was pregnant with our third child and I got yeast infection after yeast infection it was horrible!! The baby was born almost eight months ago and I have improved down south but not 100% I still have trouble when my husband and I have sex. I have gone to the dr so many times and they can't find anything wrong with me. The dr said that when the vaginal tissue suffers from frequent infections that it gets damaged and it will take along time to heal if it ever heals completely. Try lots of lubrication tihs seems to help me a lot and wash after sex with water only soap seems to only make the problem worse. Keep the area clean and dry. If this doesn't help go to your dr this is very common problem with women expecially as we get older nad have children your whole body changes! Hope this helps

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Old 02-01-2006, 02:07 PM   #3
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Re: Itchy After Sex - please help !!

Do you use condoms when you and your husband have sex? If so, it may be an allergic reaction to latex...I too was experiencing intense itching and redness after sex when my bf used condoms, I never knew hwta it was until I went to the dentist and a day after there were red itchy splotches around my mouth from the dentists' latex gloves. Since then, I went on birth control and do not use condoms and the problem is no longer there. If you do not use condoms, then I would go to your gyno and get some tests done to test for some bacterial infections thta may be causing your irritation.

 
Old 02-03-2006, 12:55 PM   #4
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Re: Itchy After Sex - please help !!

This may sound really off-the-wall, but you can become allergic to your husband's semen. Allergies can develop at any time in your life without warning, so this is another possibility.

 
Old 02-04-2006, 01:05 AM   #5
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Have you tried using baby wipes to clean up afterwards?

 
Old 02-26-2006, 03:31 AM   #6
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Thanks so much for your advice and suggestions. I have now tried everything - with condoms / without condoms / more lubrication / showering straight after / baby wipes ect. Unfortunatley for me - nothing has worked! I am at my wits end and just dont know what to do.

 
Old 02-28-2006, 10:38 PM   #7
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Re: Itchy After Sex - please help !!

I also have this problem (for years), often depending upon if we also had oral sex. Seems to be a trigger. There is a lot of bacteria in the mouth and often that seems to not only make me itchy, but a yeast infection might begin.

I have had a problem with chronic yeast for years and I too thought I was "allergic" to my husband. With chronic yeast, it can go undetected but your vaginal area (internally) becomes very red as the infection has deeply imbedded into the tissue. It took a long time of treatment from a doc who is a specialist in severe yeast until my tissue became a soft pink again. With this "hyper-yeast" and my sensitive immune system, the smallest amount that wouldn't be noticed or bothersome in most women, seems to trigger mine into the burning, hot, itchy, feeling. It can get ridiculous being some sort of vicious cycle depending on the amount of sex. It might also be brought on by long sessions, and too much friction...

I get up, try to urinate, and wash off every time. My gyno instructed me to insert a boric acid capsule inside my vagina after sex (you make them from boric acid powder sold on the drugstore shelf and clear little capsules sold at the pharmacy.) The boric acid balances your pH and has been used for generations by women. It sounds weird, but it does help keep things normal there. Talk to your gyno about it. Many women do not know about this, yet our great grandmothers knew about it, according to the pharmacist.

Good Luck ladies! I totally feel for you and hope you find some relief soon.

 
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Re: Itchy After Sex - please help !!

Do you think you might get little tears/cuts that aren't bad enough to hurt? This has happened to me.. I'll get tiny little tears if things are a little rough and when they heal it'll end up itching, then stop after a while.. sometimes a few days or a week. Sometimes I would get tears on the outside of the opening (ouch!! these hurt!) and after they would start healing.. again.. the itching would happen!

 
Old 03-05-2006, 04:17 PM   #9
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Re: Itchy After Sex - please help !!

I believe it's just yeast infection. Have you gone to the doctor for this? If not, I highly prefer you to go, it could be more serious than what you think.

 
Old 03-06-2006, 10:48 PM   #10
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Re: Itchy After Sex - please help !!

I had a few episodes this past year of a weird "allergic reaction" to my husband and a yeast infection followed shortly after. I noticed that each time we did it I was not lubrocated.. Now I make sure I am lubricated, wash off afterwards, and I also used summers eve feminine wash plus all free and clear laundry detergent. Now when we have sex his semen doesn't set me on fire and cause me to itch! You said you have tried all of these things and there was no change. Perhaps you have a mild yeast infection and you need to treat it. Goodluck.

 
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