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A 18-year-old female asked:

Vaginal itching and burning after having a lot of sex. what is causing it? could it be a yeast infection? how do i treat it?

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Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Maybe: "A lot of sex" may cause friction injury to delicate vaginal lining. Also spermicide or lubricant on condom may be irritating. Trichomonas, an STD, may do this. Regardless, sounds like it's time for a break to allow things to cool down. If symptoms persist or you have discharge, see a healthcare provider. And avoid risky sex to prevent infertility and/or life-threatening STDs.
Dr. Steven Warren
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Yes: it can be a yeast infection or a dry vagina with skin irritation See your provider for an exam and to provide the right therapy
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Try condom: The vaginal vault could be too dry and rubbing would result in itching and burning. Semen may be the trigger altering your vagina’s chemistry. Other possible triggers are lowered immune resistance, douching, birth control pills, antibiotics, or cuts, abrasions, or other vaginal irritation (friction from intercourse, fingers or fingernails, or tampons). You might try a lubricated condom.

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A 46-year-old female asked:

What is causing my vaginal itching and burning after sex? Sometimes feels like a yeast infection but its not.

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Thinning skin: As you near menopause, you may see lower estrogen levels which can cause thinning of the vaginal skin (atrophic vaginitis). This can have the symptoms you are experiencing. Your doctor can examine you and help determine more what it is wrong.

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