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What causes rashes and swelling in the vulva with itching around the vagina?

about 2 weeks ago i had an itching sensation around my vagina (vulva etc). about a week later, i started getting what seemed like a rash and swelling of my vulva. i then started to produce a clumpy white discharge. i googled it and diagonosed it as a yeast infection. i bought clotrimazole 3 day treatment otc at walgreens and used as directed. the 3rd day was last night. now, the clumpy discharge is not fully gone but it has reduced and the itching has reduced as well. as for the swelling, it is gone. my question is, should i still go see a doctor? , is it safe to start having sex again ?
Mon, 3 Jun 2019
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OB and GYN Specialist 's  Response
Hi,

I suggest you to continue using the Clotrimazole until the itching subsides, besides you can also use V-wash every time you go to washroom especially after having sexual intercourse. It is safe to have sexual intercourse while on clotrimazole.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Naira Jahangir, OB and GYN Specialist
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