Intense itching in the external genitalia in women (pruritus vulvae) may be due to candidiasis (yeast), hormonal changes, or the use of certain spermicides or vaginal suppositories, ointments, or deodorants.
The pruritus often creates a vicious cycle of itching and scratching, which leads to more widespread rash, which leads to more itching.
Adults who have hemorrhoids, anal fissure, or persistent diarrhea may notice itching around the anus (called pruritus ani).
The lesions of AD are accompanied by intense pruritus, which is the medical term for itching.
The itching (pruritus) from scabies is worse after a hot shower and at night.
"Pruritus." American Family Physician 68 (September 15, 2003): 1135.
The medical term for itching is pruritus.
The sedative effect of lead lotion in pruritus is well known.
The diseases to which the application has been hitherto confined are papillomata, lupus vulgaris, epithelial tumours, syphilitic ulcers, pigmentary naevi, angiomata, and pruritus and chronic itching of the skin; but the use of radium in therapeutics is still experimental.