What if I'm itchy down there?
Lots of stuff can irritate the vaginal area — from bubble baths to tight
underwear or a wet bathing suit. If you have itching or other irritation, try to eliminate
the reason for it. Don't use perfumed soaps or body washes, and avoid tight-fitting
stuff, like underwear and tights. And take off your wet bathing suit when you're done
Sometimes soap is irritating, so it's fine to wash the vaginal area with only warm
water. It can be soothing, too, to sit in a bath of warm water. No bubbles, please!
Also, be sure to tell your mom about your itchy problem. If the itchiness won't go
away, it's time to visit the doctor.
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Date reviewed: January 2017