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A 28-year-old female asked:

I have an itching and sometime dry problem on my vagina especially a week towards my periods. it has been happening for years and ive gone for pap smear twice and the results always come back as minor fungal infection. please help

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Yeast infection?: One of the main causes of vaginal itching is genital candida (yeast) , which indeed is a "minor viral infection". Yeasts are normal in the vagina and someimes overgrow or allergy develops to them, causing symptoms. Many or most women experience yeast symptoms from time to time. Speak with your doctor, or try an OTC anti-yeast product with active ingredient ending in "azole" (miconazole & others).
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Provided original answer
Pardon the error above: "minor fungal [not viral] infection"
Sep 4, 2019

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