It comes with an increased pain before and during menstruation- Cyclic vulvovaginitis

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Cyclic vulvovaginitis refers to recurrent burning and itching sensation that occurs at the same stage of every menstrual cycle. The pain specifically worsens just before or during the menstrual bleeding, or may settle during bleeding. It occurs in women of all ages that are still menstruating.

Symptoms of cyclic Vulvovaginitis

Intense burning


Stinging and itching just before or during menstrual bleeding

Post coital pain 


It is mainly caused by candida infection.


Ttopical and oral antifungal agents are used to treat the flare-ups. The oral agents ketoconazole, itraconazole and fluconazole may also be prescribed to prevent further candidal infection, taken intermittently (there are various regimes).

Use pads instead of tampons during menstruation.

Take baking soda sitz baths. 

Irritation due to dermatitis may settle with hydrocortisone cream; it is not usually helpful or desirable to use more potent topical steroids.


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