Suggest treatment for yeast infection in groin area and heavy discharge

Posted on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 in Infections
Question: I have had some worrisome symptoms that seem to all connect to different conditions. Starting a year ago, I had what seems like a yeast infection, it was itchy and I had a rash on my groin, I took some meds, it went away, docs prescribed antibiotics, it was the same, the itchiness went away, I have heavy disharge still, I tried anti-fungal meds, it seemed to help but I still have the rash

Im worried its a virus, but it doesnt seem to be disappearing, Im freaked out
Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Need work up and rehabilitation of Habits

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your question and i understand your concern. At young sexually active age recurrence of such genital tract infection is very high and likely. Virus does not present this way but still there is no harm in getting evaluated.

Get your discharge analyzed and cultured and we will find the cause and organism behind this. A few endocervical swabs will do the trick. Coital and toilet habits modification and hygiene maintenance with hair free groin, loose cotton undergarments, abstinence from sex for a while, minimal genital manipulation and avoiding douching is mandatory.

Apply some topical hypoallergenic hygiene gels for the relief and keep using it on daily basis.

Sometimes a mere change in mucus thickening due to hormonal surges in a cycle is mislabelled as vaginal discharge and should be considered.

I hope it helps. take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan 5 minutes later
I forgot to mention that there was itchiness around my anus and a rash and the rash is around my vagina too. At one point my whole vulva was swollen. Anti fungal meds helped the itch but a constant rash is still there too. Doesn't that sound odd? I tried everything

The only thing that has gone away is the constant itch but the rash has endured for an oni
going year. Docs havent been much help
Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan 7 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Treat the cause

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back to me

There are more than 20 possibilities in sexually active women for this rash and only detailed assessment will help sort it out. Most of the time some yeast infection is followed by rash which is persistent and fades away slowly provided there is no recurrence to the infection which is not in your case. Once the underlying infection is sorted out and treated rash will poof away on its own. Get tested and get evaluated.

Dont worry about the rash. That will fade away with complete treatment of the organism causing it.

I hope it helps.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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