During pregnancy, the female is occasionally annoyed with excessive itching in the privates, sometimes so violent as to bring on miscarriage. It is generally occasioned by an acrid or vitiated secretion of the walls of the vagina. Sometimes the parts are covered with a white substance, resembling the thrush of infants, and is easily rubbed off; or the parts may assume a dark red hue, accompanied by a thin watery secretion, and the most intolerable itching.

The parts should by frequently bathed with cold water. A weak solution of borax in water, applied three or four times a day, will generally remove the itching, without the aid of other remedies. Sepia, Silicea, Sulphur, and Rhus, may also be consulted. See Materia Medica. Injections of green tea are also benefit.