YEAST INFECTION LIKELY.
Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
Yes, you have definitely picked up an infection.
From your description, it appears to be a vaginal yeast infection.
The symptoms are typical - intense itching, pain , stinging and the fissure like cuts.
The whitish secretions also are fitting in.
The fastest way to cure this ?
I could easily prescribe some OTC antifungals, but if it is NOT a yeast infection by some chance, and something else, self medicating it would worsen the infection.
You should consult a gynecologist and have an internal evaluation to confirm the nature of infection.
The treatment would then be decided.
You should undergo a per speculum and per vaginum examination and a vaginal swab testing to pinpoint the infection type.
If you are pressed for time, and really wish to take the risk and self medicate, then you should go for Clotrimazole
vaginal suppositories and local Clotrimazole ointment.
Avoid itching, scratching, touching or handling the area.
Avoid unprotected sex till it heals.
Change undergarments frequently and avoid dampness at any cost.
You can use local Clotrimazole dusting powder also.
Do not use any soaps, cleansers, medicated products or gels / douches.
Just clean with lukewarm water, and XXXXXXX dry with a gentle towel.
If you can , upload a picture, so that a better diagnosis can be formulated at my end.
All the best.
Please feel free to discuss further.