Abstract Genital allergy should be considered as a possible diagnosis in all patients with genital soreness or irritation for which no infection or dermatosis can be identified and in whom symptoms remain unchanged or worsen with treatment. It is an underreported and underdiagnosed condition as patients may not complain about symptoms in this area. Moreover, diagnosis and therapy may not often be conducted by a dermatologist or allergologist. Therefore, many cases of allergic diseases in the genital area remain undetected. The patient may complain of burning and stinging of vulva, but examination may not reveal dermatitis. Contact urticaria can occur due to seminal plasma allergy or latex allergy and a transfer of Type I allergens via semen.
Vulvitis is not a disease, but refers to the inflammation of the soft folds of skin on the outside of the female genitalia, the vulva. The irritation can be caused by infection, allergic reaction, or injury. The skin of the vulva is especially susceptible to irritation due to its moistness and warmth. Who is affected by vulvitis? Any woman of any age can be affected by vulvitis. Girls who have not yet reached puberty or post-menopausal women may be at higher risk of vulvitis.
Is this your child's symptom? Genital symptoms in young girls before puberty Symptoms include pain, itching, discharge, bleeding and rashes Vulva itching and irritation from soap is the most common problem Symptoms not caused by an injury Symptoms Covered in this Topic Vaginal symptoms include discharge, bleeding and pain Vulva symptoms include itching, pain and pain when passing urine Genital area skin symptoms include itching, pain, rash and swelling Causes of Genital Symptoms in Young Girls Soap Vulvitis. The vulva is the area outside the vagina. Soaps can cause this area to be red, sore and itchy. Bubble baths are the most common cause of genital itching.