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A 32-year-old female asked:

How do i keep my vagina dry while treating a yeast infection? i am using miconazole 7 and the exterior of my vagina and vulva is inflamed/itchy

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Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
A topical cream: The most effective cream for this itchiness is a rx called lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone). A nother is mycolog both contain an anti fungal drug and a steroid to relieve itching.
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Dr. Adam Bodian
Dermatology 37 years experience
Add hydrocortisone: Try to mix 1% Hydrocortisone cream to the miconazole. And mix in 2 times each day to the rash. This is a very effective combination. Rub in one cream and then the other right on top for 30 seconds. It doesn't matter which cream you rub in first.
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Can I use vitamin E oil directly on to help with a dry vulva/vagina? Or will it cause a yeast/bacterial infection? If not what can I use instead?
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Yes, also can try...: Yes, it is safe to use Vit. E oil directly and it will not cause an infection, but there are better options. I recommend calendula in olive oil, avai... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
My vagina feels irritaded dry and itchy I was treated for yeast infection two weeks ago could I still have it ?
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You could: Be seen and examined, and your doctor can determine if you need to be retreated, or if you have another condition.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Have dry and itchy vagina x6 mos, and now difficulty lubricating during sex. Was treated for yeast infection but symptoms persist. What could this be?
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Symptoms: You may have a condition known as lichen sclerousis which is seen in middle age women. See your gynacologist or a dermatologist for treatment.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Itchy and redness around vaginal area. Tested negative for yeast infection. Its been on and off for a very long period. I was googling and I suspect its vulvar dermatitis. Please help me diagnose and treatment. Thankyou. ?
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
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Dermatologist: Or Gyn doc will be needed. It does sound as a local chronic inflammation. In order to have best chances for improvement you will need a specialist inv... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
I'm treating my yeast infection using Monistat 3 last night was my first day and this morning my vagina and vulva are red and swollen is this normal?
Dr. Michael Flax
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Stop Monistat.: You may have an allegy to monistat. If you are sure this is yeast, you can treat this with an oral pill called diflucan (fluconazole). If not, see you... Read More
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Last updated Oct 31, 2016

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