Noninfectious Causes of Vaginitis
Occasionally, a woman can have itching, burning, and even a vaginal discharge without having an infection. The most common cause is an allergic reaction or irritation from vaginal sprays, douches
, or spermicidal products. The skin around the vagina can also be sensitive to perfumed soaps, detergents, and fabric softeners.
Another noninfectious form of vaginitis
results from a decrease in hormones due to menopause
or surgery to remove the ovaries. In this form of vaginitis, the vagina becomes dry. The woman may notice pain, especially with sexual intercourse, as well as vaginal itching and burning.