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Suggest treatment for vaginal itching and redness

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Posted on Sat, 7 May 2016
Question: Hi, I'm 21years old. No medical history. I've these symptoms of itching, redness, whitish discharge(even in my vagina near the opening) and pain during peeing and clean it with soap in my vagina/surrounding area. Can you please help me with this? Thankyou.
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Seems to be related to candidal infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome and thanks for posting your query to the forum.

I can understand your concern for the various problems at the genital area. After analyzing your query it seems to be related to candidal infection of the area. All the symptoms are indicative of the same. In view to help you best I request you to kindly elaborate certain points:

-Since how long you have all these symptoms.

- Is it for the first time you are suffering form all these problems or had been recurrently.

- Do you see any white specks or curd like flakes.

- Are you sexually active.

If possible kindly upload the photos of affected area.

Hope to hear soon.

With regards,

Dr Sanjay Kanodia
MD- Dermatology & Sexually transmitted diseases
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Deepak
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Follow up: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (1 hour later)
This is my first time experiencing this and it has been 5days now. I've seen white specks before cleaning and during cleaning when I try to clean a bit inside of my vagina opening. I'm not sexually active(2-4 times in six months) but I just had sex 2weeks ago. I would also wanted to ask is it possible because of the beginning of my period? Because I saw blood stain on my panty liner. But I just had my period like 3weeks ago. Thanks.
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (58 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Candida infection at genital area. Various suggestions and guidance

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome back and thanks for responding so fast.

I have diligently analyzed the complete condition and can make out the best possibility of candida infection at genital area. It is quite common in young females especially the premenstrual phase. It could be aggravated by improper hygiene. Sexual intercourse (specifically of unprotected nature and oral sex) is a predisposing factor for the same.

I suggest you following important measures to get early relief:

- Wash the area for 2-3 times with simple water.

- use mild soap only and be very gentle during washing the area.

- Wear cotton clothes and cotton undergarments to be changed two times a day. Do not wear any synthetic or tight garments.

- Keep yourself away from hot and humid climate.

- Further at night time do warm water compresses.

- Do not sit continuously for long hours.

- Avoid intercourse till complete recovery.

- If I were your treating dermatologist then would have suggested to apply plane anti-fungal creams such as “Clotrimazole” or “Ketoconazole” or "Sertaconazole" or "Amorolfine " in a very thin amount so that it should not be visible to the naked eye.

- I would have also suggested to take oral anti histamine like loratadine or levocetrizine two times a day under medial advise if there is moderate to severe itching is present.

-Don't try to scratch or rub the area as can lead to further aggravation of the problem.

"Wish you good health and early recovery from the problem"

With regards,

Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia
MD (Dermatology and Sexually transmitted diseases)
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Brief Answer: Seems to be related to candidal infection. Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome and thanks for posting your query to the forum. I can understand your concern for the various problems at the genital area. After analyzing your query it seems to be related to candidal infection of the area. All the symptoms are indicative of the same. In view to help you best I request you to kindly elaborate certain points: -Since how long you have all these symptoms. - Is it for the first time you are suffering form all these problems or had been recurrently. - Do you see any white specks or curd like flakes. - Are you sexually active. If possible kindly upload the photos of affected area. Hope to hear soon. With regards, Dr Sanjay Kanodia MD- Dermatology & Sexually transmitted diseases