A 18-year-old female asked:
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if you had a yeast infection and scratched a lot, can the scratching cause sores on your vagina?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Sure: Scratching can easily cause sores, especially of sensitive tissues like the vaginal area. But see a doctor if they don't heal quickly or if you otherwise remain concerned. Also, herpes is a common cause of genital sores, so see a doctor ASAP if you are at risk for STDs or might have been exposed to herpes.
Answered on Aug 17, 2015

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