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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Vaginal Itching And Burning

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


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What can cause vaginal itching and burning sensation with discharge?

What can cause vaginal itching and burning sensation with discharge?

Vaginal itching: Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse. However other types of infection and inflammation might also be a possible cause. ...Read more

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What is a common cause of severe vaginal itching / burning?

What is a common cause of severe vaginal itching / burning?

Yeast = one cause: Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse. ...Read more

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Is my vaginal itching and burning related to menopause? This is too embarrassing to ask my doctor. I know menopause can cause some dryness, but I have major burning and itching around my whole vaginal area. Is this related to menopause, or could it be ano

Is my vaginal itching and burning related to menopause? This is too embarrassing to ask my doctor. I know menopause can cause some dryness, but I have major burning and itching around my whole vaginal area. Is this related to menopause, or could it be ano

That : That can definitely be related to menopause. You can try over-the-counter soothing vaginal preparations such as vagisil or others; ask your pharmacist for a recommendation. If this is a brand new problem or you have discharge of course then discuss this with your doctor. If over-the-counter preparations don't help, your doctor may need to give you a prescription product. In addition, avoid hot baths or wearing nylon underwear. ...Read more

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What's good to use for a vaginal itching and burning?

What's good to use for a vaginal itching and burning?

Anitfungal: Over the counter antifungal is likely best. Itching is usually a sign of a yeast infection. Generic brands are just as effective as name brands. Typically come with an insert to use in the vagina. Cream can also be applied to the outer vulva if you are having itching there as well. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What method is there to get rid of vaginal itching and burning?

What method is there to get rid of vaginal itching and burning?

The first step is: Evaluation of the cause (unless readily apparent). The treatment plan is derived from the cause. Causes of vaginal itching include yeast infections; vaginitis; contact w chemicals (douches, detergent, feminine spray, contraceptive foam/ jelly or ointments or creams); stress; pinworm; menopause (vaginal drying); precancerous lesions ; stress. ...Read more

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What does it mean when there is vaginal itching and burning sensation with discharge?

What does it mean when there is vaginal itching and burning sensation with discharge?

Several things: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can i sit in basin that has salt and water for vaginal itching and burning?

Can i sit in basin that has salt and water for vaginal itching and burning?

Yeast Infections: Yes. You can. But, why not get the anti-fungal medications that treat the problem and are available without prescription instead? ...Read more

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Can i sit in a basin that has hot water and sea salt for vaginal itching and burning?

No: Could be a yeast infection, could possibly be a bacterial infection. If a east is present could also be a virus. No intercourse until symptoms are treated and see a gynecologist asap. Hot salt water is a bad idea. Will not help and could harm. ...Read more

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I've been taking amoxicillin for 7 days for a tooth and i'm having vaginal itching and burning. Is this normal?

I've been taking amoxicillin for 7 days for a tooth and i'm having vaginal itching and burning. Is this normal?

No.: Prolonged use of antibiotics can provoke opportunistic vaginal yeast infections in susceptible individuals. Seven days is more than enough time to be taking antibiotics for oral infection, so you should ask your dentist if you can safely discontinue the amoxicillin. If vaginal symptoms persist, see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have vaginal itching and burning. I have had sex with my partner but we used a condom. Could this be a disease ?

What does it mean if I have vaginal itching and burning. I have had sex with my partner but we used a condom. Could this be a disease ?

Yes and No.: You could have a disease if the condom broke or if you didn't use the condom before any penile contact... You could also be irritated by the spermicide if condom had that. That's why many condoms stopped having nonoxynol 9... Very rare to have latex allergy. If it continues, consider seeing an md for std test. ...Read more

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Vaginal itching and burning sensation when urinating indicates?

Vaginal itching and burning sensation when urinating indicates?

Possible infection: Vaginal itching and burning when you urinate and urine touches the tissue can mean a vaginal infections such as yeast or BV (bacterial vaginosis). It could also be an irritation reaction from an irritant such as soap. You may need to see a doctor to figure out which is going on. ...Read more

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Vaginal itching and burning after having a lot of sex. What is causing it? Could it be a yeast infection? How do i treat it?

Vaginal itching and burning after having a lot of sex. What is causing it? Could it be a yeast infection? How do i treat it?

Try condom: The vaginal vault could be too dry and rubbing would result in itching and burning. Semen may be the trigger altering your vagina’s chemistry. Other possible triggers are lowered immune resistance, douching, birth control pills, antibiotics, or cuts, abrasions, or other vaginal irritation (friction from intercourse, fingers or fingernails, or tampons). You might try a lubricated condom. ...Read more

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I am having vaginal itching and burning while peeing after I peed. It comes and goes. Do I have a UTI? Or yeast infection?

Likely yeast, but...: Vulvar itching is unlikely with UTI but is typical for yeast. Also, "external dysuria", i.e. urine burning on the outside when it contacts vaginal opening or labia, is more like yeast. UTI usually causes "internal dysuria", i.e. pain more inside and usually would not come and go. But be careful: STDs can cause similar symptoms if at risk. Always best to see doctor for professional diagnosis. ...Read more

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Vaginal itching( severe) all over and burning with a lot of tanish colored discharge.

Vaginal itching( severe) all over and burning with a lot of tanish colored discharge.

May be yeast: Overgrowth or an std (if u r sexually active). See gyn for exam, testing of discharge/ culture, & treatment options. ...Read more

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I have had vaginal itching/burning for a week?

I have had vaginal itching/burning for a week?

Possibly yeast ...: Could be a yeast infection but an itchy vagina can be caused by lots of conditions, such as skin problems, a reaction to soaps or perfumes, your hormones levels, to mention only a few .. there's a long list. So it's best to see your doctor to find out the cause and best treatment for you ...Read more

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Any advice? I have had vaginal itching/burning for a week?

Any advice? I have had vaginal itching/burning for a week?

Have it checked to: determine if is is irritation, Yeast infection or another cause. The cause determines the treatment. ...Read more

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I have had vaginal itching, burning for 25 years with no cure. See lots of doctors. Any suggestions, pretty much ruining my life.?

I have had vaginal itching, burning for 25 years with no cure. See lots of doctors. Any suggestions, pretty much ruining my life.?

You probably have: Vulvadynia and if your haven't had a biopsy which you probably have, u need a biopsy, but you really need to go to a med school university gyn dept as they will have someone who specializes in vulva- vaginal problems so ask your gyn to refer you to the closest university gyn dept, example i practice in boca raton, fl so i refer to the gyn dept at univ oif miami. ...Read more

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I have vaginal itching, burning, and redness. No abnormal discharge. It also looks like I have a cut in the top center. I do shave but not recently.?

You need an exam : And cultures, could be a number of conditions, no reason to guess you should see your gyn asap so u do not have to suffer. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of intermittent vaginal itching/burning. I saw a gyn and all cultures were neg. At appt. I was not as bad but it is back. What should I do?

See a derm: Since you saw your gyn and cultures were all negative, i would advise you see a dermatologist next. Even though it is vulvar skin, it is still skin. If a biopsy is needed, he/she can perform that as well. You need some type of topical treatment to alleviate the itch, as well as the underlying problem. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal itching, vaginal irritation and vaginal burning.

I am experiencing  vaginal itching, vaginal irritation and vaginal burning.

Vaginitis: Vaginal itching, irritation, and burning is consistent with an infection of the vagina, potentially, but not necessarily from vaginal intercourse (sex). A healthcare professional should be consulted. ...Read more

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I have vaginal itching, burning, and an odorless yellow discharge what could it be?

I have vaginal itching, burning, and an odorless yellow discharge  what could it be?

Several things: Without an odor, yeast is likely. However, other problems such as bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas, chlamydia, or gonorrhea are all possible. Given your symptoms you should be evaluated for infection. ...Read more

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Can I use lidocaine spray for vaginal itching & burning?

Can I use lidocaine spray for vaginal itching & burning?

Yes.: It has been used in this fashion. I have had patients with vaginal itching and burning for which no cause was ever found. Lidocaine was the only thing that helped them. It would be prudent to make sure there is no underlying cause before you numb everything up. Be careful not to use too much. ...Read more

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Burning sensation after urination normal discharge vaginal itching?

Burning sensation after urination normal discharge vaginal itching?

Maybe a urinary: Tract infection? Get your urine tested. If it is native, call your gyn for an evaluation. ...Read more

Vaginal Itching (Definition)

= unpleasant sensation that creates the urge to scratch skin/ ...Read more