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Could it be something bad if I have vaginal itching?

Could it be something bad if I have vaginal itching?

Unlikely: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a yeast infection, which is not dangerous. You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication if you have these symptoms. If your symptoms do not go away, you might consider seeing a doctor to evaluate the problem since it could be a different diagnosis. ...Read more

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Vaginal Itching (Definition)

Vaginal itching is a symptom in which a person feels itchy in her vagina, usually due to some bacterial or other type of infection, but can also be due to inadequate estrogen, leading to dryness and thinness of the skin at the ...Read more


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Although i am taking anti fungal tablets my vaginal itching is not totally alright. In the course of 1o days its been 5 days and it still itches me.

Although i am taking anti fungal tablets my vaginal itching is not totally alright. In the course of 1o days its been 5 days and it still itches me.

Which tablets?: Pills for fungus---terbinafine-----are not effective for yeast. Usual yeast pill, fluconazole, is a single dose, sometimes repeated in a week. Yeast is certainly not the only cause of vaginal itch. Fungus is usually not that itchy. So see a GYN or dermatologist. You need to provide precise information about symptoms and about all pills or treatments. ...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?

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 been having bad vaginal itching and it stings when i urinate and a little when I have sex. The itching is recurring what can it be?

I been having bad vaginal itching and it stings when i urinate and a little when I have sex. The itching is recurring what can it be?

Yeast infection: One of the most common causes of vaginal itching is a yeast infection. This makes you itch and a bit raw. You can get yeast treatment such as Monostat over-the-counter at a pharmacy. There are other things that cause itching so if you treat it and it doesn't get better, you need to see your Gyn. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more