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Itching in the vagina. Yeast infection?

Hi, I just noticed an itching sensation in my vaginal area and so before I showered I looked. There was a thick coating, almost a stringy like substance around/in my vagina. I wiped myself clean and got rid of the rest. I m not sure what this is from, I had sex a few days ago, so it could be irritation or a yeast infection but there is also a cauliflower looking part near my vaginal hole.
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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Yeast infection accounts for a good part of itching in the vagina. It particularly may present with whitish or cream white discharges of little or moderate abundance with cottage cheese form. It could also be associated with painful urination and painful intercourse. Yeast infection is favored by use of hormonal contraception, use of antiseptics for deep vaginal toileting, use of non cotton under wears etc. Yeast infection response effectively to antifungi drugs such as fluconazole or clotrimazole or nystatin which your doctor can prescribed after confirming the diagnosis
Itching can as well be cause by Trichomoniasis or due to a bacterial vaginosis or even a drug reaction can cause vagina itching.
I will advise you see your doctor for an evaluation and for a vaginal smear test for microscopy, pH, KOH etc and for the right treatment to be given.
Best regards and hope this helps you.
Dr. Achuo
Answered: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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