pantyExperiencing itchiness below the belt is one of the most annoying and uncomfortable sensations on this planet. The reason for the pesky symptom could be as simple as the type of underwear you wear or something more severe. Here, we break own all of the sneaky reasons you could be itchy down there. Be sure you know what's causing the issue so you can get back to feeling relief! 

Read more ¿Qué más?10 AMAZING DIY cellulite treatments that really work

Image via Corbis

Douching 1

Douching

Image via Corbis

The treatment messes with the natural pH balance of your lady parts and could cause an increased risk of infection and irritation. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, women should avoid douching and allow for the body to self-clean naturally. 

Advertisement

Skin rash 2

Skin rash

Image via Corbis

If you suffer from skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema, these conditions could be causing itchiness near the vulva. Talk to your doctor to get a proper diagnosis.  

Advertisement

Shaving 3

Shaving

Image via Corbis

Most women experience mild to severe itchiness when their hair grows back after shaving "down there." Trimming or waxing could be gentler on the skin and will avoid itchy razor bumps. 

Hormones 4

Hormones

Image via Corbis

A hormonal imbalance is a huge reason why women experience itchiness. Menopause and pregnancy could cause hormones to shift, which puts women at a higher risk of experiencing this symptom. 

Advertisement

Vulvitis 5

Vulvitis

Image via Corbis

The condition, known for having a skin irritation in the vulva area, is often caused by harsh soaps, fragrances or certain feminine products. Be careful of the type of products you use since you're applying it in one of the most sensitive areas of your body.  

Advertisement

Yeast infection 6

Yeast infection

Image via Corbis

Women who experience this often have a thicker discharge that smells different from their normal flow. According to studies, 75 percent of women have had at least one yeast infection in their lifetime

Advertisement

STD 7

STD

Image via Corbis

An STD such as herpes could cause itchiness in the vulva area. Talk to a health care professional if you suspect that an STD may be the reason for your itchy symptoms. 

Bacterial vaginosis 8

Bacterial vaginosis

Image via Corbis

This vaginal infection could cause some itchiness and foul-smelling discharge. Limiting your number of partners and avoiding douching will reduce your chances of experiencing bacterial vaginosis. 

Advertisement

Underwear 9

Underwear

Image via Corbis

Believe it or not, something as simple as the material of your underwear could be affecting your itchiness in the area. You want to stick to cotton and breathable underwear material. 

Type of soap 10

Type of soap

Image via Corbis

The type of soap used to clean your lady parts should be as gentle and all natural as possible. Otherwise, dyes or fragrances could cause irritation.