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A 16-year-old female asked:

What should you do if your vagina is red and irritated and a bit itchy? how should i take care of this? and does neosporin help if i were to apply it there?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Yeast?: The most common cause of such symptoms is vaginal yeast infection, but other possibilities include STDs, especially herpes. Yeast can often be self-diagnosed and treated with over the counter anti-yeast vaginal creams, but the first time should be professionally diagnosed. Definitely don't try neosporin; it would not work and might even make a yeast infection worse. See your doctor.

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Last updated Jul 10, 2018

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