An irritation around the entrance of the vagina and its lips (vulva).
How does it show itself?
It usually leads to itching or soreness and there may be an unusual discharge. It can
be easily confused with `thrush` which is caused by a yeast germ
called `candida`. Thrush can however be one of a number of
causes of vulvitis.
Is it common?
Yes, very. Some women get it regularly especially if they suffer other skin conditions
such as eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis. An allergy to certain drugs or chemicals may
exist. A family history of allergy may also be relevant.
Where does it come from?
There could be a number of causes. Here are some of the more common ones: