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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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I am experiencing vaginal itching and vaginal irritation.

I am experiencing vaginal itching and vaginal irritation.

See Doc: Any symptoms that once has that persist or are bothersome are best evaluated by a physician ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal itching from 2-3 weeks. Can I use soframycin on it? I got rashes from using sanitary pads.

I am experiencing vaginal itching from 2-3 weeks. Can I use soframycin on it? I got rashes from using sanitary pads.

Several things: Yeast infections are the most common cause of vaginal itching. Yeast medications are available over the counter. Trichomoniasis and herpes are two stds which can cause itching and pain in the vagina. Schedule a visit to help narrow down the problem if you do not improve with over the counter yeast cream ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal itching. The following also describe me: Vaginal odor and Vaginal dryness. What should I do?

I am experiencing vaginal itching. The following also describe me: Vaginal odor and Vaginal dryness. What should I do?

Bacterial vaginosis: Probably BV, an overgrowth of bacteria that inhabits the vagina secondary to a Ph change. You need treatment if this is the case. Metronidazole is the treatment of choice. ...Read more

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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 am experiencing vaginal itching. It's only the opening of my vagina and it is kind of tender.?

I am experiencing vaginal itching. It's only the opening of my vagina and it is kind of tender.?

Several poss causes: There are several possible causes for your symptoms depending on other symptoms or habits:

infection - more likely if your obese, use feminine products, are diabetic or eat high carb diet, use oral contraceptives, or recently took antibiotics.

allergic - possibly to scented tampons/pads, latex condoms,

irritant - possibly due to soaps, nonoxynl-9

see a clinician who can examine your vagina ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal itching and irregular menstrual periods.

I am experiencing vaginal itching and irregular menstrual periods.

See a gynecologist: It's a good idea for you to see a gynecologist to discuss these issues. It's possible that you may have a yeast infection. Some people will try an over-the-counter remedy like Monistat and if that does not work then they will see their doctor. Regarding heavy periods, I would definitely recommend an exam and then maybe consider using birth control pills to lighten the period ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal itching and vaginal irritation. It's only near the opening of my vagina?

I am experiencing vaginal itching and vaginal irritation. It's only near the opening of my vagina?

Yeast: Vaginal itching without discharge can indicate infections like yeast or stis like herpes. It can indicate an allergic reaction to household products like certain soaps and laundry detergents. There are also some skin conditions liked lichen sclerosis which can cause vaginal itching. Start with an over the counter yeast cream. If not improving then schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal itching, vaginal irritation and vaginal pain. The following also describes me: Vaginal dryness. Redness What should I do?

I am experiencing vaginal itching, vaginal irritation and vaginal pain. The following also describes me: Vaginal dryness. Redness What should I do?

GYN exam: Multiple factors: inadequate lubrication, aggressive intercourse, sexual positions, possible infection/inflammation: cannot be diagnosed with a direct examination. Hint: spend at least 10-15 minutes on prolonged foreplay until you are wet or dripping: this sexual mucous is often protective and acts as a natural lubricant. Change positions if intercourse is painful-see GYN for exam. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal itching and vaginal pain BUT! I heard of this pills metronidazole...so how many do I take and how long does it goes away?

I am experiencing vaginal itching and vaginal pain BUT! I heard of this pills metronidazole...so how many do I take and how long does it goes away?

MTZ won't help: Metronidazole is not likely to help these symptoms; don't take it. It sounds like you have either a severe yeast infection or maybe genital herpes. Don't screw around with this: see a doctor ASAP for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. If it's herpes, treatment must be started right away in order to be effective. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm experiencing vaginal itching. Don't have discolored discharge or unpleasant odor. Took screening kit and I think it came back abnormal. Advice?

I'm experiencing vaginal itching. Don't have discolored discharge or unpleasant odor. Took screening kit and I think it came back abnormal. Advice?

See a MD: Sometimes vaginal itching is due to harsh cleansing products and soaps. Eliminate them first by using Dove, Caress, or Ivory. If the itching is still present, see a GYN MD and get examined for the cause. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal itching and painless flat yellow genital bumps.

I am experiencing vaginal itching and painless flat yellow genital bumps.

This will actually: Require assessment. Vaginal itching can occur for many reasons. We can't diagnose the lesions with this format. Take care. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal itching. The following also describe me: Vaginal odor and Genital itching. What should I do?

I am experiencing vaginal itching. The following also describe me: Vaginal odor and Genital itching. What should I do?

GYN: The odor suggests bacterial vaginosis (BV) and requires a pelvic exam and vaginal cultures, If you are having unprotected intercourse, get screened for STDs. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal itching and vaginal blister. The following also describes me: Vaginal irritation. What should I do?

I am experiencing vaginal itching and vaginal blister. The following also describes me: Vaginal irritation. What should I do?

Infection?: There are many things that can cause vaginal itching. The most common cause is a yeast infection. Other causes are a trichomonas infection, herpes and a host of skin conditions such as eczema, vulvar dystrophies, etc. The blister is concerning for one of the more serious causes. An Ob/Gyn is trained to distinguish between these problems and give you the correct diagnosis. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal itching, vaginal pain, vaginal irritation and abnormal vaginal discharge (quality: itchiness, cheesy discharge).

"Itching" to see MD: Your are "itching" to see a MD for a vaginal infection as that symptom alone is a dead giveaway for the same. Time to make an appointment with a local GYN MD who can diagnose and treat this issue. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal itching and bumps on my groin area around my vagina. Have a UTI but the bumps are like acne?

I am experiencing vaginal itching and bumps on my groin area around my vagina. Have a UTI but the bumps are like acne?

Vulva bumps: The vagina is on the inside, and outside is the vulva, which has hair and can have inflammation and itching from soaps, lotions and sweating and wearing certain kinds of undies and moisturizers Wash the outside with head and shoulders, rinse well with water, dry well, and use a tiny bit of hydrocortisone cream 1%. and nothing else. Wear only cotton under wear. If not better go to a doctor ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal itching and vaginal odor. The following also describe me: Abnormal vaginal discharge and Genital itching. What should I do?

I am experiencing vaginal itching and vaginal odor. The following also describe me: Abnormal vaginal discharge and Genital itching. What should I do?

Mixed symptoms: Itching/irritation is most consistent with a vaginal yeast infection. However, yeast doesn't cause strong odor; that symptoms suggests bacterial vaginosis or other infection, includes STDs like chlamydia, gonorrhea or trichomonas. You need to stop trying to find answers online and see a doctor in person. Your nearest NHS GUM clinic would be an excellent choice. Good luck. ...Read more

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A lil over a week ago, I had unprotected sex & then took plan b pill. I think starting yesterday I've been experiencing vaginal itching?? Also I'm taking medicine that the doctor said I may get a yeast infection, I'm thinking it's that but I'm not sure.

A lil over a week ago, I had unprotected sex & then took plan b pill. I think starting yesterday I've been experiencing vaginal itching?? Also I'm taking medicine that the doctor said I may get a yeast infection, I'm thinking it's that but I'm not sure.

Yeast is possible: Genital itching is the most common symptom of vaginal yeast, and your question suggests you're probably taking an antibiotic which can trigger yeast infections. There are several over-the-counter yeast medications you could try; look for a product with active ingredient ending in "azole". But first check with the doctor who prescribed the antibiotic; she may want to see you in person. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal itching and vaginal irritation. I also have a cold sore and woke up scratching my genitals by accident and I'm worried?

I am experiencing vaginal itching and vaginal irritation. I also have a cold sore and woke up scratching my genitals by accident and I'm worried?

Not herpes. Yeast?: If you have been having oral herpes (cold sore) outbreaks for more than a few months, it is extremely unlikely that you could have infected your own genital area. That can happen in the first few weeks of a new herpes infection, but after that the immune system prevents it. The main cause of vaginal itching and irritation is yeast infection (thrush). See a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal itching and vaginal irritation. The following also describe me: Skin redness or irritation and Vaginal tenderness. What. ..

I am experiencing vaginal itching and vaginal irritation. The following also describe me: Skin redness or irritation and Vaginal tenderness. What. ..

Needs testing: The most likely cause of this group of symptoms would be a vaginal yeast infection. Over-the-counter yeast medications are available and should fix the problem. I would also want to test you for herpes. This seems less likely but could also explain the symptoms. ...Read more

Vaginal Itching (Definition)

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


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