A rash in your vaginal area (vulva) may be caused by
irritation of the skin from many sources, such as
clothes rubbing against the skin. Rashes that occur without other symptoms are
usually minor and often go away with home treatment.
A common cause of a rash is contact with a substance that causes
irritation or an allergic reaction (contact dermatitis). Soaps, detergents, shampoos, perfumes, or lotions can cause
contact dermatitis. Often the rash from contact dermatitis is very itchy, but
it is rarely serious. Changing your soap or detergent may be all you need to do
to prevent this type of rash.
Other conditions that may cause a rash in the vaginal area
Conditions that may cause a sore, blister, or lump include:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Current as ofMarch 20, 2017
Current as of:
March 20, 2017
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2017 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Last modified on: 8 September 2017