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My clitoris is itchy and irritated and a little red

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Posted on Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Question: My clitoris is itchy and irritated and a little red and very irritated. I think what's causing it is the fact that I used bath salts (like the kinds from bath and body works, not the drug) that I bought at a goodwill over a year ago when I bathe for the last two days. The first day it was slightly irritated now its really irritated. Do I need to see a doctor? How do I make this problem go away? I'm not having problems urinating or weired discharge only the itchiness and irritation.
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Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
It could be due to fungal infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
Thanks for trusting us about your healthcare.
I have gone through your history and understand your concern.
It could be due to fungal infection caused by fungus.
You should take antifungal medicine for the same.
Keep the area dry and clean and drink a lot of warm water and eat lots of vegetables and fruits.
Hope found useful, feel free to ask more information.
Good luck
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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Follow up: Dr. Richa Agarwal (54 minutes later)
Should I see a doctor or do they have that kind of stuff at the store? Do I need a prescription? Is it expensive? Is there anything else I can do? Is there any way it will just go away on its own? I'm kind of short on money so I dont want to have to go to a doctor and get a prescription unless its serious.
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Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal (39 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No most likely not a serious issue.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
Sorry for the delay in my response.
It is due to fungal infection and over the counter antifungal is available in medical store without any prescription.
No need to worry about it, not a very expensive treatment.
Hope you found it useful
Good luck

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Brief Answer: It could be due to fungal infection. Detailed Answer: Hello dear, Thanks for trusting us about your healthcare. I have gone through your history and understand your concern. It could be due to fungal infection caused by fungus. You should take antifungal medicine for the same. Keep the area dry and clean and drink a lot of warm water and eat lots of vegetables and fruits. Hope found useful, feel free to ask more information. Good luck Regards