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What causes vaginal itching? Any solution? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Jul-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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Practicing since : 2002
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I would like to know about vaginal itching
User:and its possible cause
User:n solution available
Doctor:May I know since when does the patient have itching?
User:last 1 week
Doctor:May I know her age?
Doctor:Does the patient have any vaginal discharge associated with the itching?
Doctor:Is she sexually active?
User:no discharge , and yes she is active
Doctor:The most common cause of vaginal itching is a fungal infection also known as vaginal thrush.
User:condom also leading to burning sensation
Doctor:I would suggest her to try Candid B creams over the affected areas for 2-3 weeks.
Doctor:Keep the area clean and moist.
Doctor:*I mean clean and dry.
User:candid B = is that the name of cream?
Doctor:If the symptoms continue to persist or worsen after 5 days, then it is essential to see a doctor for examination.
Doctor:Yes, Candid B is the name of the cream.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:till then do we have to refrain from indulging in to it? untill it gets better
Doctor:Yes, it is better to avoid unprotected sexual intercourse till recovery.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:for your advice
User:I would look for candid B cream
User:if in case there is a discharge also along with itching then
Doctor:Fungal infection also presents with vaginal discharge. You need to look for profuse foul smelling discharge.
Doctor:Foul smelling discharge suggests bacterial contamination and needs to be treated with antibiotic.
Doctor:On other thoughts,
Doctor:I would suggest you to try plain candid cream
User:no there is no such instance though
Doctor:instead of candid B.
User:ok great thanks Doc
User:really appreciate it
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:thanks bye
Doctor:Welcome back
Doctor:Do you have any more questions?
User:ya, few more
User:in we plan to have baby , what all test we need to go through
Doctor:But why do you wish to get tested?
Doctor:Do you suspect any problems?
User:no no problem but just as a precautionary mesaure, do we need to consult any gyn
User:to see through any regular check up
User:now a days people do consult gyn before conciveing
Doctor:Investigations are ordered when we suspect fertility issues, have history of recurrent miscarriages, when there is genetic/development problems in the family, or if there is a high risk behavior and chances of sexually transmitted disease.
Doctor:In the absence of any such complaints, the need for testing prior is questionable.
Doctor:I do not suggest any such tests to my patients.
User:ok, thanks soo much doc, i got your point
Doctor:You may visit a gynecologist if you wish to or suspect any of the aforementioned problems, she can examine your partner and order for tests.
Doctor:Do not plan any tests without consulting your gynecologist.
Doctor:Hope it is clear to you.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:yaa it is clear
User:no thanks doc
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
Doctor:* if you are planning for pregnancy
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