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Abstinent. External vaginal itch from moisture. Used Vagisil Max cream. When I began using it daily, the condition exacerbated & to upper inner thigh.

Abstinent. External vaginal itch from moisture. Used Vagisil Max cream. When I began using it daily, the condition exacerbated & to upper inner thigh.

Possible yeast: External vaginal itching due to moisture may be from a yeast (candida or tinea) infection. Vagisil is just a topical anesthetic that can mask symptoms but does not treat the problem. Some women develop a local reaction to the benzocaine. See your clinician for an exam and appropriate treatment. Take Care! ...Read more

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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 have external vaginal itching, but no odor or discharge, what could be wrong?

I have external vaginal itching, but no odor or discharge, what could be wrong?

Possibly yeast: This could be a yeast infection as sometimes there is no visable discharge. You could also have a reaction to a chemical such as soap. If it is persistent, would recommend eval. ...Read more

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External vaginal itching during period. Is this common?

Yes, with pads: The menstrual debris can be irritating to the vulvar skin especially if pads are not changed frequently. ...Read more

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Good morning, I have some external vaginal itching that has occurred for three days now. There is no redness or swelling. I did have unprotected sex recently with someone new who I know is clean. I was very dry and it was a little painful. It's been since

Good morning, I have some external vaginal itching that has occurred for three days now. There is no redness or swelling. I did have unprotected sex recently with someone new who I know is clean. I was very dry and it was a little painful. It's been since

Most likely it: Is a yeast or bacterial infection. Please get yourself to the nearest healthcare provider to get diagnosed and treated. And in the future please do not have unprotected intercourse if anyone unless you have been married to that person for 10 years and trust him to be faithful with you. You never know who the other person may have been with and some things hang out a long time... ...Read more

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I have severe external vaginal itching and feel like it is scratched no smell/discharge. Burns when I pee & makes itch worse. Bf now has itch on penis?

Yeast: Most likely a yeast infection, even if you have no discharge, but there are other possible causes, so see your doctor for an exam & cultures (if needed). And make sure your bf gets treated as well; otherwise he will just pass it back to you after you get rid of it. ...Read more

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I'm looking for a natural remedy to sooth and heal external vaginal burning/itching due to low estrogen. I don't want to use estrogen cream. Thanks!

Atrophic vaginitis: It's tough to find a topical substitute for Premarin (conjugated estrogens) or Estradiol cream for use on atrophic vaginitis. You could dry KY long lasting to improve overall moisture and intake of soy, which is a phytoestrogen may have a slight effect. Just make sure your gyn has ruled out lichen sclerosis and infection as the possible cause. Estradiol cream by the way is actually made from soy beans. ...Read more

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Last 2 mo. S I've had external vaginal redness itching & internal sharp pain. Gyno said was yeast infection then gardnerella & no relief. Suggestions?

Last 2 mo. S I've had external vaginal redness itching & internal sharp pain. Gyno said was yeast infection then gardnerella & no relief. Suggestions?

What treatment?: Some treatments are more effective than others, and sometimes you can have resistant yeast or bacteria that doesn't respond 100% to the treatment you've been given. I would get re-tested to confirm infection and see if there is a way to get antibiotic "sensitivities" on the organisms that grow. In addition, you may want to find a vaginal probiotic supplement/suppository to build up your defenses. ...Read more

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Vaginal itch, clumpy white discharge, no odor. Took one dose diflucan (fluconazole) yesterday. Still itches and uncomfortable especially when sitting.??

Vaginal itch, clumpy white discharge, no odor. Took one dose diflucan (fluconazole) yesterday. Still itches and uncomfortable especially when sitting.??

Diflucan (fluconazole) takes days: Diflucan (fluconazole) takes a few days to treat a more stubborn yeast infection. Itching indicates that the yeast is deep enough to create enough inflammation to trigger nerve endings. So if after a week, the itching does not go away, I usually recommend using an OTC antifungal cream externally to finish the job. If that does not help, see your GYN. ...Read more

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Vaginal itch since 4 days, scratched hard, now itches after urination. No pain or discharge. Periods due in a day or two. Anything to be worried?

Vaginal itch since 4 days, scratched hard, now itches after urination. No pain or discharge. Periods due in a day or two. Anything to be worried?

Itching to see MD?: Your vaginal itching, unless caused by a soap or contact chemical should be evaluated for a vaginal infection and Rx by a MD. A yeast caused vulvo- vaginitis is the most likely culprit. ...Read more

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Can external hemorroids cause vaginal itching?

Can external hemorroids cause vaginal itching?

Rarely: If the hemorrhoids are secreting fluid and/or it is hard to maintain proper hygiene then yes, hemorrhoids could contribute to irritation and itch to the groin area. ...Read more

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Used monostat 1 to treat a yeast infection, I woke up a couple hours later with severe external an internal vaginal itching. Need relief, what now?

Remove monistat 1st: You may be having an allergic reaction to the medication or you may not have a yeast infection. Usually I do not recommend douching, but in your case a vinegar based douche such as summer's eve will help remove the medication. Also, wash the vulva with a mild, hypoallergenic soap and pat dry with a towel. You may need to see your ob/gyn who may prescribe oral Diflucan (fluconazole) and a steroid ointment. ...Read more

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GYN prescribed lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream for external vaginal area redness/itching - is this safe?

Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) has a high: Potency steroid so typically I do not recommend this be used on genitalia ...Read more

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I've been having a vaginal itch that goes away and comes back for the past month. I have no other symptoms other than itching and uncomfortableness.?

I've been having a vaginal itch that goes away and comes back for the past month. I have no other symptoms other than itching and uncomfortableness.?

Probably ueast: You could use one of the OTC yeast medications, it your symptoms persist then see your doctor to find out exactly what is causing the symptom. ...Read more

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I have an itchy vagina or shall I say a vaginal itch. What shall I do to stop the itching, burning and redness?

I have an itchy vagina or shall I say a vaginal itch. What shall I do to stop the itching, burning and redness?

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 schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What causes outer vaginal itch?

Many things can: Please see your gyn, could be yeast allergic reaction, herpes, vulvar dystrophies, u need a n exam and cultures, sometimes u may need a vulvar biopsy. ...Read more