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A 19-year-old female asked:

I think i have a yeast infection, i have chunky discharge, itchiness, and swollen vagina hurts during sex, what treatment should i use?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 11 years experience
Imidazoles: for intravaginal application are available over the counter for use at the consumer's discretion. Vulvovaginal candidiasis (yeast infection) does typically have chunky curd-like discharge. One might consult their primary physician to confirm the diagnosis as there are other causes of vulvovaginosis if otc medication fails.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Try an OTC "azole": This certainly sounds like a yeast infection. If you have had it before, professionally diagnosed, and the symptoms are similar, you can safely try an over-the-counter yeast medication. Look for active ingredient ending in "azole" (miconazole, clotrimazole, etc). All are equally good; you can choose the least expensive. See a doctor if no improvement after 3-4 days.
Last updated Jan 5, 2019

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