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A 18-year-old female asked:

After being sexually active recently, i began to itch severely in my vaginal area. i also became very dry. is this probably a yeast infection?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Yes, possible yeast: These are typical symptoms of a yeast infection. You could try an over the counter yeast medication -- look for a product with active incredient ending in "azole" (clotrimazole, miconazole, several others). If that doesn't clear up your symptoms within a week, see a doctor for further evaluation. Good luck!

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