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Sore and swollen clitoris,curdy white discharge - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   My clitoris has been somewhat swollen and sore for a few weeks with some discharge in the area. I have been keeping it clean every day. What should I do?
Doctor :   Are you able to read me ?
User :   Yes I am
Doctor :   May i know your age ?
User :   55 years
Doctor :   ok , Did you had similar problem in the past ?
User :   No. This is first time.
Doctor :   May i know the color of the discharge ?
User :   It is white cheesy substance and accumulates each day until I clean it.
Doctor :   Is the appearance curd like ?
User :   Yes.
Doctor :   ok, Have you been using any medications for the same ?
User :   No, I haven't.
Doctor :   ok, Do you have itching in the affected area ?
User :   Maybe just a little if I don't clean it.
Doctor :   ok, its is probably candidiasis ( yeast) infection
Doctor :   and common in menopausal women
Doctor :   well there is cure for it
Doctor :   Apply CANDID ointment over the affected area
Doctor :   apply it twice a day for a week, if it do not get relieved within a week then you may have to visit your gynecologist where she will advice you antifungal Vaginal tablets
Doctor :   which are very potent
User :   O.K. thank you. can i get the CANDID ointment over the counter at the drug store?
Doctor :   yes, its an OTC
Doctor :   and do not handle it with you bare hands , use a sterile glows to apply the ointment
User :   Thank you for your help. I'm signing off now.
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
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