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A 26-year-old female asked:

Every summer i get a vaginal discharge and irritation.... what could be causing this and how cam i prevent this from happenimg?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Environment: It's likely that it's something related to summer activities or heat. Maybe swimming? Maybe different products you use for hygeine in summer? Sometimes if women sweat or swim and don't shower right away, this can cause irritation. Maybe you're more dehydrated? Possibly it's a yeast infection in the summer. Are there changes in your diet in summer? Lots to think about, i know!
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
You will have to : Actually have this evaluated for an accurate diagnosis. However many women get more frequent yeast infections in the heat of summer. Take care.
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Last updated Sep 12, 2013

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