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What causes itching in my vagina? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Feb-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 106 Questions
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:i anted to consult a gynecologist
User:is it the right platform?
Doctor:You can discuss your concerns with gynecologist, however they are only available on Ask a Doctor/Ask a Specialist.
Doctor:I am a general physician and i can help you within my expertise.
Doctor:If you wish to discuss your concerns only with a gyecologist, you can opt for Ask a Doctor/Ask a Specialist
User:i have itching in my vagina
User:can you help me with that
Doctor:Since when do you have this itch?
User:past one week
Doctor:Does it happen throughout the day or at particular times?
User:not thorughtout the day
Doctor:Do you notice any lesions on the genitalia?
User:i keep cleanig it with water which gives some relief
Doctor:Are you having any discharge per vaginally?
User:but some white secretion
User:or something like that
User:discharge is there
Doctor:Can you quantify the amount of discharge you have?
Doctor:You can relate it to the number of pads you use.
Doctor:Is the discharge thick?
User:its not too much
User:little thick
User:no no
User:pads are not required
Doctor:Is it foul smelling?
User:its just that my underwear gets little wet
User:not much foul smeling in particular
Doctor:Are you period dates close by?
Doctor:Are you active sexually?
User:and my periods are due in next 2 weeks
Doctor:Lastly I would like to know your age and if you have any other medical illness such as diabetes?
User:i am 26 years old
User:and no medical illness
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:The icthing and discharge is most likely secondary to genital infection especially due to fungal infections.
Doctor:If you have used a new product allergic causes may also be responsible.
User:new product can include body wash as weel?
Doctor:Since the discharge is minimal and the itching doesn't seem to be severe
Doctor:I don't think the body wash is the cause here.
User:earlier the itching was too much..but from past week when i started cleaning very often with water it got reduced
User:but the occasional discharge is still there
Doctor:As I mentioned, since the discharge is minimal and itching is not very severe, I feel they are resolving.
Doctor:You can use an antifungal + steroid combination such as candid b cream on the affected area.
Doctor:It should fasten the recovery process.
Doctor:I suggest you to avoid sexual intercourse until you get better.
User:yes i have avoided that
User:because it was painful at that time
Doctor:if the problem recurs again, both you and your partner needs to be evaluated.
User:as if something was pricking
User:so i can apply candid b cream inside right?
Doctor:Yes, you can apply the cream.
User:and for how long should i keep applying it?
Doctor:I urge my patients to use it atleast for 10 days to 2 weeks; but since you seem to have a resolving problem
Doctor:you can use it for 3-5 days.
User:once a day
Doctor:and thereafter untill you get better.
Doctor:Twice a day would be appropriate.
Doctor:Do not use it for more than 2 weeks.
Doctor:if you feel you need it for more than 2 weeks, then consult a doctor for clinical examination.
Doctor:It is also recommended that you maintain good personal hygeine.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:no nothing else...thank you soo much!
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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