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A 21-year-old female asked:

i've got a really itchy vagina and vulva, all round the clitoris and labia (both) and it's pretty red. there are white specs/flakes too.. no discharge?

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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Yeast: This is very likely to be a skin yeast infection. You might try an over the counter yeast preparation, used both in the vagina and outside on the skin as well. You can also see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and treat.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
GYNECOLOGIST: You should see a Gynecologist to be sure of your diagnosis and receive treatment for your problem.

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