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What a lovely subject title <looks around nervously hoping no one recognises me>
I've had itchy ladybits for several weeks if not months (OK, yes, probably months). It's not constant, it's up and down. There could be a period of several days or so I don't notice anything and then a flair up for a few days/a week or so.
I'd put it down to sensitive skin, exercising and sweating alot recently which might make that area too hot and sweaty and uncomfortable, hormones (well, they do so many odd things....) or perhaps low level thrush (have no discharge and the itchyness/discomfort isn't internal, it's mainly in the pubic hair around the front/sides. I have had thrush alot and whilst reminiscent, it's not jumping out at me as thrush).
This week has been an annoying bad week for it. I mentioned it to DH and he said he's had the same thing but on his hair on/around his balls. He's had thrush before too and said it isn't like what he's had with that before.
I've been googling but can't really find any answers which fit other than dermatitis, which might be the case for me but doesn't fit the bill for DH who doesn't have sensitive skin.
I've tried sudocrem to help it but that didn't seem to do anything. When I use loo roll it often feels irritated. I've tried washing in only aveeno which to an extent helps and I'm very careful with what soaps I use and using non bio powder, but nothing gets rid of it. And the fact that DH has it too makes me think we might have given each other something and reinfect each other....
Have put thrush cream on tonight and will try that for a couple of days, if that's a bit of an improvement will do the pessary and get DH sorted. He swears it isn't thrush though as he's always had spots on his willy before and he says there's no problem there, it's all on the balls!
Lanacane powder for you both - it is worth trying. Used regularly in the summer in our house 'Cos the hot weather makes everyone sweat and this really stops a sweat rash (which sounds like wot you have got, to be honest, though check with doc)
You can get thrush on the skin folds around the groin without having it internally. I had it once and I used tea tree oil diluted to wash with and then canesten cream. You have to do it at least twice a day for a few weeks. The other alternative might be Jock itch. I think you use antifungals for that as well- the stuff for athletes foot. Check it out online.
Sorry I'm a bit late to the discussion but I had the same problem with the ladybits. The itch was driving me insane. It actually hurt when I peed I was so raw!!
In end went to see nurse and she explained it was probably a really bad case of thrush, explained I'd been using canestsn cream but was doing nothing. Nurse said that I needed a stronger pessary which was 2% which is designed for people that had had thrush before. To be fair she also gave me a swab to do as well just in case anything was up down there (so to speak!!) Result? Stronger thrush treatment worked an absolute treat!! And swab came back completely clear. Basically I had a really cracking case of thrush that needed the strong stuff to shift. You don't need a prescription either, it's about £13 from Boots for pessary & cream combi Hope that helps