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Itching around panty line, worsens at night, habit of regular swimming at a public pool. Temporary relief with Vaseline, talc free powder. What can be done?

I am a 46 year old female and I am having some itching around the panty line. I have no other symptoms at the itching is worse at night. I swim daily at a public pool and wonder if that has anything to do with it. I have been puttig Vaseline on the sides and talc free powder, but that only temporarily helps. Do I need to see a doctor or will it go away if I stay out of the pool for a couple of days?
Asked On : Sat, 30 Jun 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi...dear user..
Thanks for choosing HCM.,
Itching around panty line..,
could be due to contact of water in the pool..,
Fungal infection is common among all other infections..,
So stop swimming for 10 days..,
Take treatment for this ....Tab Flucanazole 150 mg .,
weekly once for 6 weeks.,
Apply terbinafine cream on the panty line..,
Don't use panty for few days..,
Use Flucanazole dusting powder..,
thanQ
Answered: Tue, 3 Jul 2012
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OBGYN Dr. Juhi's  Response
The itching is due to a fungal infection. It is related to swimming because the same pool is used by many people. Do not use the pool for 7 to 10 days. Stop putting vaseline or talcum powder. Keep the area dry. Use clotrimazole ointment and maintain good personal hygiene. Clean the area regularly with soap and water once a day, change your panty daily and use a cotton panty. If it gets sweaty around panty line use clotrimazole powder instead of talcum powder.
Answered: Sat, 30 Jun 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
Hi...dear user..
Thanks for choosing HCM.,
Itching around panty line..,
could be due to contact of water in the pool..,
Fungal infection is common among all other infections..,
So stop swimming for 10 days..,
Take treatment for this ....Tab Flucanazole 150 mg .,
weekly once for 6 weeks.,
Apply terbinafine cream on the panty line..,
Don't use panty for few days..,
Use Flucanazole dusting powder..,
thanQ
Answered: Tue, 3 Jul 2012
I find this answer helpful
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