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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I awoke 2 nights ago with extreme itching on the right side. I found a hard lump that does not move in the right labia majora near the top. I can not see it but do feel it. It is just smaller than a pea. I do not have health insurance. there is no pain, just intermittent itching sometimes to the point I need to ice it to make it stop.
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Doctor :   User :   kmoonraven: I awoke 2 nights ago with extreme itching on the right side. I found a hard lump that does not move in the right labia majora near the top. I can not see it but do feel it. It is just smaller than a pea. I do not have health insurance. there is no pain, just intermittent itching sometimes to the point I need to ice it to make it stop.
Doctor :   give me just a min please
Doctor :   i will go thru your query
User :   ok
Doctor :   ok may i know your age please ?
User :   43
User :   not able to be pregnant any more
Doctor :   any discharge ?
User :   no
Doctor :   is there any redness ?
User :   I tend to be quite dry actually. there is also no discharge from the lump
Doctor :   any burning sensation when you urinate ?
User :   the entire labia is red when itching otherwise none
User :   no burning at all
Doctor :   ok well it does seems from what you have told me that you have a mild fungal infection
Doctor :   let me tell you what you can do about it
Doctor :   firs i want you to go and get these creams from the pharmacy
Doctor :   LOTRAMIN AF
Doctor :   or LAMISIL AT
Doctor :   and CORTAID
Doctor :   these all are NON prescription medications
Doctor :   so you can get them easily
Doctor :   also do the following
Doctor :   1) Wear clean cotton underwear, and avoid panty hose and tight pants
Doctor :   2) Eat plain yogurt everyday
User :   allergic to dairy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then
Doctor :   Cranberry extract and cranberry blueberry extract are good for the infection. The two are good antioxidants as well.
Doctor :   The use of tea tree oil helps the curing of the infection.
Doctor :   Dip a tampon in the oil until saturated then apply it the infected region
Doctor :   You can also try applying baby oil with aloe and vitamin E to soothe the irritation and reduce the itchy sensation
Doctor :   maintain a good personal hygiene, make sure the area is dry after you shower
Doctor :   and apply the cream i have told you, and i am sure within 2-3 days you will get relief
User :   how does one get a fungus in that area? I do have severe stress incontinence but do try hard to keep clean and dry in that area
Doctor :   its very common to get fungal infection in that area
Doctor :   and its easily cured too
User :   thank you, I am printing this out so I can follow directions
User :   It really kinda scared me
Doctor :   and once its gone we we need to follow so that it does not reoccur
Doctor :   for that i will suggest you
User :   Should my husband do anything/ can i give this to him
Doctor :   1) Drink a lot of water, at least 8-10 glasses every day to flush out any toxins from the body. It boosts your immune system, and helps you fight off infections.
Doctor :   no you cannot but its advisable not to have sexual intercourse till its gone
Doctor :   as the friction can make it worse
User :   ok thank you again so very much
Doctor :   Eat a lot of fresh, organic foods
Doctor :   you are most welcome
Doctor :   dont worry its nothing serious
Doctor :   you will be fine but make sure you follow my advice
User :   I am relieved to hear that and I will definitely follow dr's orders.
Doctor :   use talcum powder
Doctor :   it really keeps the area dry
User :   It really sucks not being able to afford insurance
User :   ok
Doctor :   i can understand your situation
Doctor :   but dont worry you will be fine
Doctor :   our body is amazing we just need to show a little respect and care to it
User :   Thanks again, I am off to the pharmacy now
Doctor :   ok you take care
Doctor :   BYE
User :   you too, bye
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