Itching Around Private Area...
What could cause itching around private area?
Ever since I was around 15 (30 female now) I have had a itchy place on the inside of my legs where my thigh connects to my body. Sometimes it spreads to my private area as well. It gets very itchy and the skin seems to peel.
About 10 hrs after I take a shower, it will start to get a little smelly (I know, its awful) smells sweaty. If I scratch it, I can clean the skin out from under my nails. Most of the time it really burns.
I have been to MANY doctors and have been treated for yeast infection, jock itch, and more things.
When I am not having problems with it, my skin is now completely brown, like stained or something.
If you know what this is, please let me know, been going on for 15 years and I can't take it anymore.
I can understand why you would have been treated for a yeast infection since itching around the private area is generally one of the main symptoms.
What treatments have you been given for that? I'm guessing it was probably synthetic drugs, prescription creams, etc.? Even if they didn't do the job, that doesn't rule out yeast as an underlying cause.
Unfortunately, some of the recommended treatments for yeast infection, jock itch, etc., end up making matters worse rather than better. This is because they either don't get rid of the yeast overgrowth entirely, or they also attack the good bacteria in the body leaving the immune system vulnerable to a quick regrowth of the fungi.
Would you happen to remember if you had taken antibiotics when you were young prior to noticing this itchy place on your leg? That's
a possible trigger.
Of course, it doesn't have to be a yeast infection at all - that's just the first thing I would consider. It may be some other type of skin irritation like a mild case of eczema, psoriasis, or something similar.
In those cases I tend to suggest a good digestive and liver cleanse to help reduce the toxic load on the body - this often clears up many types of skin conditions.
Even if it was a yeast infection, I'd still suggest some cleansing with Herbal Fiberblend
to help get the yeast under control. That should be supported with good bacteria/probiotics like Florafood
Topically, I can offer a few suggestions, too. First of all, you can get some organic apple cider vinegar (Bragg's is a good brand) and use it to cleanse the vaginal area and the nearby itching skin.
If you have access to an aloe vera plant, open a stem and apply the gel to the itchy patch of skin on your upper thigh. Aloe has some pretty good healing properties.
Another option is vitamin e oil. I would get some vitamin e oil and apply it to the browned skin at least once per day. If you can do it morning and evening, even better. It will moisturize the skin and help heal the damaged skin.
I suspect that the skin in that area has turned brown from the continual trauma to it over the years.
I hope some of these suggestions will be helpful to you in getting rid of the itching around private area and repairing the damaged skin. I'd be pleased to hear how they work for you if you remember to come back and give an update. To your good health!