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