A 24-year-old female asked:
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If my discharge has a smell is it not a yeast infection? It itches, swells, and burns of I scratch or rub it.

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Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience in Emergency Medicine
The Yeast Is Least: Typically a purely "yeast" infection does not have a very bad smell. It may have an unusual odor but not very disturbiing. They do itch and can also burn. The odor is a tip-off to another infection, probably bacteria. There are over-the-counter medications for itchy yeast, but not the bacteria. Go see your doctor for that....Now...
Answered on Mar 28, 2015
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