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Itchiness in the labia minora. What causes this itchiness ?

My name is Cindy and i am a healthy 19 year old. For two months now i have been having a problem in my labia minora . It has been itching constantly on the left side and rarely on the right and i have not been sexually active for 9 months now. This itchiness happens mostly when i wash my vaginal area or when i wipe my self when i finish using the toilet. I have done many research but yet it does not help my problems at all. I would like to know what causes this itchiness and what can i do to stop the itchiness.Thank you!!
Asked On : Tue, 26 Apr 2011
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OBGYN 's  Response
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If there is only itchiness without any discharge or pain then the most likely cause is allergy. To get a relief, you need to keep the area clean- wash with soap and water twice daily. Use a local antifungal and steroid ointment at least twice daily for relief.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal

Answered: Tue, 26 Apr 2011
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Thank you for your help i can honestly say the itchiness has eased down but recently i have been paying close attention to my discharge lately and i don't know if i am seeing clearly but i do spot a little yellowish in my discharge. It usually comes and it goes and I am starting to get a little intimidated because i feel that maybe something is wrong with me. I am starting to think maybe the itchiness in my labia minora has something to do with it. Do you have any solution to what this maybe? I am not sure but i think it might be yeast infection of some sort but not 100% sure
Answered: Fri, 29 Apr 2011
Dermatologist Dr. Gaurav Patel's  Response
ya,its look like fungal infection
it cause itching and discharge
dont apply steroid cream'
apply clotrimazole cream
u ca take tab fluconazole
keep area dry and clean
Answered: Fri, 29 Apr 2011
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