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A 20-year-old female asked:

hi. my question is in the past week i've started bathing in a tub and i add dettol to the bath water, my v started swelling around the clito and its very itchy. what's wrong with me? i've had v thrush before and i don't know if it came again.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
May be reaction: Your genital skin is more sensitive to some chemical agents. You may be having a skin sensitivity to the Dettol and it would be reasonable to avoid it until you can sort that out. The yeast of thrush are not a common reaction to bathing.
Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
Recurrence: It could be a recurrence of the thrush. The detail may upset the normal bacteria and pH around the vagina making it easier for candida which causes thrush to grow

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