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Could yeast infection be the cause of vaginal dryness and discoloration of skin?

I'm suffering with dryness throughout my body. My eyes and mouth as well as vaginal dryness and discoloration, but have not signs of yeast infection. I've seen several gynecologists and no one has an explanation or treatment that has helped. My symptoms have lasted for over 6 months now. What should I do?
Thu, 3 Apr 2014
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Hello,
Welcome to HCM,

The vaginal yeast infection can present with symptoms like itching, pain and white color discharge. The fungus are the normal comensals of the genitals which will be kept under control by the helpful bacteria, whenever there is a change in the environment it will activate and produces the symptoms of fungus infection.

The fungal infection for longer period of time can result in discoloration of the skin of the genitals but it is reversible and it will revert back to normal.The skin in the area of genitals are known undergo discoloration because of the frequent friction.

The application of antifungal cream will cure the condition and the momentasone cream is known to helpful in discoloration.
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Could yeast infection be the cause of vaginal dryness and discoloration of skin?

Hello, Welcome to HCM, The vaginal yeast infection can present with symptoms like itching, pain and white color discharge. The fungus are the normal comensals of the genitals which will be kept under control by the helpful bacteria, whenever there is a change in the environment it will activate and produces the symptoms of fungus infection. The fungal infection for longer period of time can result in discoloration of the skin of the genitals but it is reversible and it will revert back to normal.The skin in the area of genitals are known undergo discoloration because of the frequent friction. The application of antifungal cream will cure the condition and the momentasone cream is known to helpful in discoloration. Thank you.