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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)

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