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Intense itching, white discoloration in clitoris. No STD. Happened after shaving pubic hair. Solution?

So I have been sexually active since I was 17, and am now 25. Recently I have experienced intense itching on my clitoris hood and a white discoloration on the hood which almost looks like dry skin . There is no discharge , no odor, and no actual vaginal opening and/or vulvar itching. I m pretty sure its not an STD as I am very careful to use proper protection and take regular STD tests. Please help because this is very uncomfortable. This all started right after I shaved away all my pubic hair . What is this and what can I do to solve the problem?
Asked On : Mon, 19 Nov 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Hi there.

I read your problem with interest & concern.

I understand you have been sexually active & have checked for STD's & there is no STD & there are no symptoms of note except the itching & membrane formation.

It is very likely that this is a thrush or fungal infection most likely candidal.

Please do get to a dermatologist on the ground near you for best results. Alternatively take a single 200mg tab of fluconazole & observe the results. This may require a doctor's prescription though!

Avoid shaving against the grain but in my opinion, unlikely related to this issue.

Cheers & good luck!

Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
Answered: Tue, 20 Nov 2012
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