During pregnancy, you are more susceptible to infections as your immunity function as well as hormone levels change. This makes vaginal infection a common condition during pregnancy. Some of these infections include bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, group B Strep (GBS), trichomoniasis, and syphilis.
If you're experiencing severe vaginal itching during pregnancy, the culprit is most likely bacterial vaginosis, a bacterial infection. It is common among women who are pregnant. Some of the signs of bacterial vaginosis, especially while being pregnant, are:
- severe itching around the vagina
- discharge that is thin in consistency
- grey or white discharge
- foul-smelling discharge
- painful urination.
The treat for any vaginal infection that you get during pregnancy would depend on the type of infection. In most cases, a course of antibiotics or antifungal oral medicines are effective. Whatever your treatment plans, you must always consult your doctor before you take any medication.