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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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Severe itching in my vaginal area. Use internal or external monistat?

Severe itching in my vaginal area. Use internal or external monistat?

Internal: The majority of vaginal yeast unfections will also cause some itching and irritation to the external labia. The majority of labial yeast infections are caused by yeast from inside the vagina. Treat the vaginal yeast problem and it should all go away. Treat only the outside and it will persist much longer. ...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 can cause vaginal burning, itchiness and small cuts all over labia?

What can cause vaginal burning, itchiness and small cuts all over labia?

Many causes...: Many possible causes such as a yeast infection, allergic reaction, Herpes outbreak, sexual trauma, skin condition, etc. An exam is the best way to know for sure. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Does yeast infection involve clear/milky discharge from vagina and stinging itching?

Does yeast infection involve clear/milky discharge from vagina and stinging itching?

Maybe: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. See your doctor for accurate diagnosis if you are not sure. ...Read more

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I am experiencing buttock rash, genital itching and genital pain. The following also describe me: Vaginal itching, Skin redness or irritation, and...

I am experiencing  buttock rash, genital itching and genital pain. The following also describe me: Vaginal itching, Skin redness or irritation, and...

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. What you described is suggestive of herpes. ...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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Redness and itching around vaginal hole and lips?

Redness and itching around vaginal hole and lips?

Some advice: Sexuality and sexually related symptoms can be very scary at any age. When you are sixteen, it is such a relief to find a doctor you can trust to help you in this confusing area. Tiaj, love yourself enough to find a doctor worthy of your trust, and have her explain this and all the other questions which will certainly come up. Good luck, young woman! ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal itching, vaginal irritation, genital itching and skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy) . The following also describe me:...

I am experiencing  vaginal itching, vaginal irritation, genital itching and skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy) . The following also describe me:...

Yeast infection?: The main cause of symptoms like this is vaginal yeast infection. Best to see a doctor and follow her advice for treatment. Or you might try an over-the-counter treatment (look for a product with active incredient ending in "azole", e.g. miconazole, clotrimazole, etc. But for sure see a doctor if symptoms don't clear up in a few days. ...Read more

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Odor of the vagina after shower no discharge burning or itching?

BV: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is the most common vaginal infection. It is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria, not a sexually transmit disease. The vaginal pH gets elevated releasing the fishy odor. It is easily fixed with antibiotics. Ask to be tested for bv. Other infections are possible so get tested. ...Read more

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pain with urination ( stinging or burning sensation) , vaginal itching, vaginal tenderness and pain during sex. okay to treat with monistat?

 pain with urination ( stinging or burning sensation) , vaginal itching, vaginal tenderness and pain during sex. okay to treat with monistat?

Maybe OK, but...: If you've had yeast and symptoms are the same now, self Rx w/ Monistat probably is OK. Otherwise, see a doctor for professional care. If you just can't (cost, etc), then probably OK to give it a try -- but if it doesn't clear up within 5-7 days, you definitely must see a doctor. At age 18, many things can mimic yeast, especially STDs. Don't take chances! ...Read more

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Can u use vaseline for vaginal burning and itching?

Can u use vaseline for vaginal burning and itching?

Not great idea: You should see your gyn to find out the cause of the problem. ...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

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Slight foul/fishly odor...VERY itching vagina (around opening/lips), Monistat external OTC cream relieves itching temporarily,good chance its not std?

Slight foul/fishly odor...VERY itching vagina (around opening/lips), Monistat external OTC cream relieves itching temporarily,good chance its not std?

Vaginal infection: You may have developed bacterial vaginosis which is a vaginal infection. See your doctor to get evaluated as soon as possible as this would require a specific antibiotic treatment if present ...Read more

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Irritation. Inside of labia minora reddish, burning, and itching. Not nearly as bad as yeast infection. Normal discharge. Could it be from using soap?

Perineal irritation: This can be caused by substances contained in modern cleaning materials, either through direct irritation or by allergic reactions. That is not necessarily what is happening to you. If you change your soaps and do not respond favorably would see your GYN for a more specific personalized diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more