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White discharge from clitoris, itchiness. Taking metronidazole for BV. Causes and cure?

I have a itchy feeling on my clitoris and there is white around and in my clitoris when i whipe it looks like small pieces of tissue paper also i noticed my clitoris looks pale could this be a yeast infection? i have recently just finished taking the antibiotic Metronidazole to treat BV. i really would like to know i am very worried.
Asked On : Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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Thanks for the query,
Your symptoms of white discharge with itching suggests candidial infection of vagina.
Vaginal yeast infections are extremely common. Seventy-five percent of all women develop a yeast infection at some point during their lives.
You need to get a vaginal swab test for diagnosis.
Treatment includes antifungal antibiotics like clotrimazole and fluconazole oral tablets.
I suggest you to follow the below mentioned precautions to prevent candidiasis in future:

keep the vaginal area dry, especially after a shower;
wipe from front to back after using the toilet;
wear looser-fitting cotton underwear, which help to keep the vaginal area dry and may reduce irritation;
after swimming, change out of a wet bathing suit;
avoid chemical irritants in deodorant tampons; and
do not use douches or feminine hygiene products, regular bathing is usually adequate to cleanse the vagina.
Maintain personal hygiene.

Hope this helps.
Dr Farha.
Answered: Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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