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Had symptoms of a yeast infection, itchy doughy substance on labia. What this can be?

I had symptoms of a yeast infection ...a doughy substance was on each side of labia ...not like a mormal discharge , every day...thicker in the morning. It makes me itch . I lost my job and do not have money to go to the dr....I have had this since April 2012. What is this? I do not normally get any kind of urinary infections. I m scared because, it wont go away. Please advise. Thank you
Asked On : Sun, 24 Feb 2013
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
and yes you have guessed correctly....It is most likely a yeast infection suggested by itchiness, and the cheesy discharge.

Yeasts are normally present in the vagina and it is unrealistic to try to eliminate them.
Goal of treatment is always to reduce the overgrowth of yeast organisms and return the vagina to a healthy balance.
Treatment constitutes: Antifungal agents in the form of tablets, vaginal creams or suppositories.
if you can provide some informations like your marrital status and if married, whether pregnant or not, it has some bearing in the treatment decision.
Some helping tips for prevention:
1.Have new partners wear condoms during sexual intercourse.
2.Keep vaginal area clean and dry and wear cotton underwear.
3.Avoid using deodorant pads or tampons.
4.Don't douche.
5.Avoid sexual intercourse until treatment is completed and you are symptom free.

5.     Hope this answers your query.
Yet, if there are any further concerns, feel free to post them to me. I will be glad to assist you.

Wish you good health.
Answered: Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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