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What are the cause for vaginal itching. Is it safe to take folic acid with 800mg folic acid?

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what are some conditions that can cause intense vaginal itch, I have had this itching for over 6 months
how much folic acid should I take, is it okay to take folic acid with multivit that contains 800mg folic acid
Posted Tue, 24 Jul 2012 in Vaginal and Uterus Health
Answered by Dr. Minoo Bhagia 54 minutes later

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Vaginal itching can be due to vaginitis.

Causes of vaginitis can be candida infection (fungal ), trichomonas (bacterial ) infection or bacterial vaginosis

pH of vagina is to be controlled for this you can use vaginal wash containing lactobacilli

Take a kit orally which contains antibiotic like azithromycin and antifungal drug like fluconazole as well as tinidazole for bacterial infection but these should be taken under doctor's guidance and prescription.

vaginal pessaries are also available but should be taken under doctor's guidance

Local application of neomycin ointment also helps

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