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I have had a recurring vaginal irritation. Does my bf have the same infection?

I have had a recurring vaginal irritation. Does my bf have the same infection?

Need more info: Without more detailed descriptions of the problem it is impossible to offer suggestions other than go see your doctor. Yes, whatever it is, your boyfriend may also have it. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Vulvar irritation, no infection. Took fluconazole 6 weeks but pain always comes back! Could it be an allergy? Currently using candacort cream.

Vulvar irritation, no infection. Took fluconazole 6 weeks but pain always comes back! Could it be an allergy? Currently using candacort cream.

Yes: vulvar 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. A vulvar biopsy can often be helpful to determine the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do before, during, and after sex to prevent vaginal irritation? At first I thought it was a yeast infection, but it always happens.

What can I do before, during, and after sex to prevent vaginal irritation? At first I thought it was a yeast infection, but it always happens.

Checked infection?: Have you had the "yeast infection" checked by a MD. If negative, then consider lubricant (water based) for sex and being emotionally prepared for the event beforehand. By the way, there are other vaginal infections that can produce irritation other than yeast. ...Read more

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Get a vaginal irritation thru oral sex with a male partner who has gingivitis or a periodontal infection, what to do?

Very possible: Both tissues are the same, called mucosa it has been shown that these infections and diseases can be transferred through oral sex so make sure your partner is healthy. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of vaginal irritation and dryness?

How can I get rid of vaginal irritation and dryness?

Hypoallergenic : No bleach, no fabric softeners, no dryer sheets, no tub baths just showers, use neutrogena or aveeno (oatmeal) soap over the genitals, no wash clothe, apply olive oil over entrance of the vagina as often as you need to. Use white non scented toilet paper, pads or tampons. ...Read more

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How can I heal a vaginal irritation naturally?

How can I heal a vaginal irritation naturally?

Probiotic: Gnc carries a probiotic called acidophillus. This can be used vaginally 3 x per week as needed. This bacteria is needed to maintain vaginal health and may treat mild infections "naturally". ...Read more

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I'm worried because my vaginal irritation, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my vaginal irritation, what do you suggest?

Check list to see if: There are any easy fixes. If not would see your gynecologist to help determine cause. Causes of vaginal itching / irritation include yeast infections; vaginitis; contact w chemicals (douches, detergent, feminine spray, contraceptive foam/ jelly or ointments or creams); stress; pinworm; menopause (vaginal drying); precancerous lesions ; stress. ...Read more

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I'm worried about vaginal irritation and inflammation?

Recommend med: Eval so that the cause is known. Causes of vaginal itching / irritation include yeast infections; vaginitis; contact w chemicals (douches, detergent, feminine spray, contraceptive foam/ jelly or ointments or creams); stress; pinworm; menopause (vaginal drying); precancerous lesions ; stress. ...Read more

Dr. Tyra Harris
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Vaginal Irritation (Definition)

Vaginal irritation is a tingling or uneasy itching of the skin of the vagina and the surrounding area (vulva). The itching may cause a desire to ...Read more