Allen Park, MI
A 19-year-old female asked:

I've been itching and burning down by my vulva area. i assumed it was a yeast infection and used 3-day monistat with cream but i'm still itchy. ?

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Dr. Sheala Jafry
Specializes in Family Medicine
Infection: You need to see a doctor, it maybe a different type of infection
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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Bacterial: You could have a bacterial vaginal infection that can cause similar symptoms. Another possibility is an allergic reaction . See your doctor or urgent care for exam and testing
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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Bacterial Shift: Sometimes a bacterial shift/vaginosis can mimic a yeast infection. Id get a full check up with your doctor as this is easily diagnosed and treated once they see you
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