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Yeast infection in vagina after shaving. Vagina red, itchy, burning. Not STD. Suggestions?

I shaved about 1 and a half to 2 weeks ago after that my skin has been really irritated from the irritation i got a yeast infection and is now treating it with monistat, my clitoris has been very red itchy and burning and sometimes when its rubbed against my clothes its uncomfortable. I have no std s been tested negative and im very depressed and nervous please help me
Asked On : Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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Hello ma'am.

The causes for a yeast infection are various like sexual intercourse, semen and vaginal secretion mixing, vaginal pH imblance, etc; but shaving is not one of the causes.

Which is why I suggest you to first confirm the diagnosis using a vaginal swab test, as the symptoms expressed by you can be associated with various other symptoms as well.

If you are not experiencing a response to the current medication then you do not necessarily have a yeast infection and your doctor might have to re-visit the diagnosis. Which is why I have suggested the vaginal swab test.

Usually a response is experienced within 24-48 hours, if not then please report to your doctor. These are simple infections and with adequate and appropriate treatment, the individual should experience a relief at the earliest.

Hope this helps. And yes, it goes without saying, please abstain from all forms of sexual contact.

Best wishes.
Answered: Tue, 23 Jul 2013
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