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White discolorations on vaginal lips, dry, scaly, itching - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have noticed white discolorations on my vaginal lips and the vaginal area in general. Some of the them are dry and scaly...itching is minimal..
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Yes hit
User :   hi, sorry
Doctor :   Sorry for the technical error we faced last time
Doctor :   kindly delete the account
User :   okay...will i need to start over
Doctor :   And can i ask some more details on your problem ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have vaginal discharge ?
User :   sometimes, not regularly, it is clear when i do
Doctor :   and are the white spots curdy in appearance ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Have you tried any medication ?
User :   no, not sure what to try, I have never had these spots before
User :   I am not sexually active either
Doctor :   ok, It could probably be Candidiasis
Doctor :   and its not a Sexually transmitted disease
User :   so, what is the cause.
Doctor :   the lack of hygiene , the unsterile sanitary pads, transfer of infection from hands , water etc
User :   i it will require antibiotics or something...
Doctor :   i would advice you to apply CANESTEN cream first twice a day after cleaning with warm water
Doctor :   watch for 3 to 5 days if , there is improvement then continue to apply the cream for another week
Doctor :   if not reduced then you have to visit a gynceologist to get examined and be placed on oral antifungal drugs
User :   alright. thank there any type of special dietary concern that might help...
Doctor :   yes, Cranberry juice will help,along with good nutritious foods
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   have a good evening..
Doctor :   your feedback will be appreciated
Doctor :   Wish you al health
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   take care
User :   And you as well
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