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Suggest treatment for swelling and itching in the vagina

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Posted on Mon, 7 Jul 2014
Question: I have swelling and itching in my valvular area. I'm not quite sure if it is a yeast infection or not. I have been on an antibiotic for an eye infection for about 10 days. My labia, clitoris and vagina opening are very tender, swollen and very very itchy. I started a Monistat 7 cream 2 days ago but still very irritated. What is it and how do I get rid of it?
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Answered by Dr. Sree Gouri SR (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Better to get evaluated

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for the query.
Antibiotic usage can flare up the yeast infection.
But just by symptoms we cannot come to one conclusion.
So better to consult gynecologist and get examined.
If needed go for vaginal swab culture and sensitivity.
Depending on the examination findings and report treatment can be planned.
Compared with vaginal creams, gel preparations like candid gel etc helps more in decreasing the itching and irritation.
But better to use any drug with doctor's advice only.
Hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer followup queries. If you are satisfied with the response, please give your review at the end of the discussion.
Take care.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sree Gouri SR (11 hours later)
Besides a yeast infection, what else could it be?
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Answered by Dr. Sree Gouri SR (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Infection, allergic reaction

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Other possibilities are:
-Bacterial or viral infection
-Contact dermatitis due to irritation by undergarments, soaps, perfumes, hair removal cream etc.
-Allergy to tampons, sanitary pads etc.
By examination the exact cause can be made out.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest treatment for swelling and itching in the vagina

Brief Answer: Better to get evaluated Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for the query. Antibiotic usage can flare up the yeast infection. But just by symptoms we cannot come to one conclusion. So better to consult gynecologist and get examined. If needed go for vaginal swab culture and sensitivity. Depending on the examination findings and report treatment can be planned. Compared with vaginal creams, gel preparations like candid gel etc helps more in decreasing the itching and irritation. But better to use any drug with doctor's advice only. Hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer followup queries. If you are satisfied with the response, please give your review at the end of the discussion. Take care.