Itchy-itchy, so what should she do?

We have received LOTS of questions about girls being itchy "down there." We are not sure if it's different girls - all who have a similar itchy problem. Or, it could be one girl who is soooo itchy that she has written in dozens of times. This really might be it because if you're itchy, especially in that particular area, you are MISERABLE and DESPERATE for it to stop.

The good news is that a doctor will be able to help. So what our itchy girl (or girls) needs to do is tell her mom, or another adult who is responsible for taking her to the doctor. Itchy doesn't usually go away on its own. And it could get worse.

It's normal to feel a little funny about bringing it up, but you could say something like, "Mom, I've been feeling itchy and I think I need something for it."

Girls, do you agree?

Think pink!
Jemma

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Anonymous Bella said...

i totally agree in telling an adult...it is very important!

May 10, 2012 at 10:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i used to be itchy down there and i went to the doctors with my mum. the doctor gave me cream and i think it worked. well, it's not itchy now!!! :)
hope i helped
xxx

May 11, 2012 at 6:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a great idea Jemma I'll try it if I ever feel itchy

May 11, 2012 at 9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That happened to one of my friends- she just asked heer mom and she took her to the doctors and they gave her something for it;) Dont worry

May 11, 2012 at 1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh gosh im the same! i guess i kinda thought it was to do with my exma but i dont know. ugh what 2 do?

May 11, 2012 at 2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my name's daniella.. im not anonymous.. but i have been itchy.. but it has stopped.. maybe it's because of puberty. that's what i think!! :)

May 11, 2012 at 8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I asked my mom if that was normal when I was itchy. She asked where so I just said down there and she bought me a cream. I just take it when I start to get itchy.

May 12, 2012 at 8:54 AM  
Anonymous Cupcake-Cutie said...

I agree with Jemma telling an adult is very important!

May 12, 2012 at 12:59 PM  
Anonymous Joslyn said...

Hey,I do get really itchy at times but, I'm afraid of asking my mom and I was wondering if maybe there was some other way of getting rid of the itching sensation?

May 12, 2012 at 2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes

May 12, 2012 at 3:01 PM  
Anonymous Marykk said...

Help! Before I had my period, I never had discharge. After I got my period, I start having discharge even when its not my time! Is that normal?

May 12, 2012 at 8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um guys? What if your doctor is a man....... Becuase I dont really have problems with "down there". But what if one day i do? Who do I go to!?

May 12, 2012 at 9:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm scared to talk to anyone about anything like this. What should I do?

May 13, 2012 at 3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes over-coming stuff like this does require you to break some ice, but once you get started on the conversation, its usually not as bad...
Talking to a doctor can especially seem kind-of awkward or scary, but you just have to remember that thats what they are there for. Being honest with your doctor is especially important, even if it is a man (my main doctor is!), because it really helps to get an accurate diagnosis so you can get treated properly.
Starting to become comfortable with your doctor and/or parents about this kind of stuff now is important as well because that way it will be easier in the future!!

As for if your doctor is a man, try not to worry too much. It really isn't as bad as you'd think, because they really have spent time in school learning about this stuff, and have heard/treated/seen and answered questions about all of it before!

Good luck everyone :)

May 13, 2012 at 11:22 PM  
Anonymous ccmay said...

what if u feel pain down there? it happens at random pionts in the day, and is sometimes so bad i have so sit down. i hate it! any body know what to do? thanks so much.

May 14, 2012 at 5:45 PM  
Anonymous Eve said...

i think that u dont always have 2 talk 2 ur mom or doctor, it can be an aunt, grandma, older friend, et. cetra. this is 4 those of u with men as doctors or if u live with ur grandpa or something... :)

May 14, 2012 at 8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i knew a girl who's doctor was a man and she was going through puberty. She handled it by thinking "he's a doctor and he deals with this everyday" but if that does not help try to tell ur mom since ur getting older and stuff it might be time to switch doctors. hope this helps.
- the girl nobody notices

May 15, 2012 at 6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this have something to do with "pin worm"? It is something that lives in your hind quarters and it itches! Remember to wash your hands when you come in from outside!

May 16, 2012 at 5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please help! I ahve all the signs of my next period, so where is it!?

May 18, 2012 at 8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no, this has nothing to do with pin worms. they merly itch your "hind quarters", and are extreeeeemly uncomfortrable

May 19, 2012 at 3:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

always tell your mom and if you feel uncomfortable write it down in your diary then tell your mom to read it when you left the room and remember what jenna says
THINK PINK!!!!!!!

May 21, 2012 at 2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

c'mon Jemma u haven't posted anything in a week please there r millions of girls who need help. Please post something!!!

-Desperate Girl

May 21, 2012 at 8:27 PM  
Anonymous ccmay said...

i agree, please poooooossssssstttttt!

May 23, 2012 at 5:26 PM  
Anonymous Sage said...

During camp last year I was itchy the entire week. That might have been because I was in my swimsuit nearly every day and it was hot.

May 24, 2012 at 8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im itchy and its real awkward to talk to my mom

May 26, 2012 at 11:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So write a note to your mom instead of telling her

May 31, 2012 at 7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm 1o and i havn't started developing the you know what's. Should i start wearing a bra???

June 3, 2012 at 2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm 13. I haven't got my period yet. I keep having discharge, and some moods but nothing's happend is this normal

June 4, 2012 at 5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If u want to or feel more comfurtable wearin
One then u should if u want u can

June 7, 2012 at 9:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look i'm ten and i have not started devoping but i do wear a bra to be protecive of my body so if you want wear one.

June 12, 2012 at 2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm 11 i'm nearly fully developed i have evrything armpit hair, pubic hair 34C breast size and mood swings + dischatge! but no period ugh!

June 26, 2012 at 3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey im 12 and i have lots of hair "down there" it this normal?!

July 1, 2012 at 8:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Anonymous (12),

It is totally normal to have hair down there! I know it's a little awkward to talk about, but yeah, it's okay.

I hope this helps!

July 4, 2012 at 11:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Anonymous (11),

Wow, that's a bummer! But I've heard after a lot of girls get their period, they end up wishing Aunt Flo had waited a little longer! Every girl's body is different, so you never know what might happen!

July 4, 2012 at 11:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Anonymous (13),

Discharge and mood swings are definitely signs that your period could be approaching. It's okay, though, because all of our bodies are diverse.

I hope this helps!

July 4, 2012 at 11:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Anonymous (Signs of next period)!

It's normal that you've been waiting for a long time. It could be that you're still irregular.

I hope this helps!

July 4, 2012 at 11:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also have itching and though it might be eczema. But I realized it was just wear the Pubic hair follicles are. Maybe this could be from growth of pubichair? I'm not sure if I'm right though. Definitely talk to someone about this if you have it.

July 9, 2012 at 1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also have a minor itching problem, but it turned out to just be uncomfortable pubic hair sprouts making me feel itchy and uncomfortable. I would go to the doctor just to be safe though, if I thought it was really serious.

July 17, 2012 at 5:58 PM  
Anonymous cutie23 said...

you should go to a doctor.

July 24, 2012 at 12:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I trimmed my pubic hair with scissors and it stopped itching. I think it was just hanging in the wrong places and causing my skin to be irritable. However I would still talk to a doctor to get something for this.

July 24, 2012 at 5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have it too and I was wondering how I should tell my mom???

August 17, 2012 at 3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have had it for a while and might bring it up when I go to the doctor for my eczema.

August 22, 2012 at 11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try putting a cold washrag on the itchy part. It takes away the feeling for a few hours. I think it could be because of sweat.

August 27, 2012 at 1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i had it too and it was unbearable so i went to the doctor and she gave me some cream to apply on the itchy part...it went away after a few weeks!So i suggest u go to the doctor.
<3

August 31, 2012 at 8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have pain and itchiness "down there" but I don't want to see a doctor because he might have to look in that area. Also, for my pain it gets really bad like cramps sort of and I can't stop it.
HELP!!!

September 2, 2012 at 8:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im 11 i have armpit hair and nothin else is it wierd for that

September 3, 2012 at 9:50 AM  
Anonymous wallflower said...

@Anonymous, I dint start getting pubic hair until I was about twelve. Armpit hair seems to grow first, but more will be coming, I can promise you that!

September 9, 2012 at 12:00 PM  
Anonymous random152 said...

itchiness is SOO annoying. I was sitting in class one day and the itching got real bad. i had to sit there for half an hour trying not to squirm.

October 28, 2013 at 6:02 AM  

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