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I have symptoms of intermittent vaginal itching/burning. I saw a gyn and all cultures were neg. At appt. I was not as bad but it is back. What should I do?

I have symptoms of intermittent vaginal itching/burning. I saw a gyn and all cultures were neg. At appt. I was not as bad but it is back. What should I do?

See a derm: Since you saw your gyn and cultures were all negative, I would advise you see a dermatologist next. Even though it is vulvar skin, it is still skin. If a biopsy is needed, he/she can perform that as well. You need some type of topical treatment to alleviate the itch, as well as the underlying problem. ...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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What causes intermittent vaginal itching. I'm 62 and have had a complete hysterectomy years ago. I do not take hormones.

What causes intermittent vaginal itching. I'm 62 and have had a complete hysterectomy years ago. I do not take hormones.

Postmenopausal: For most women, their ovaries begin to decrease their function around age 35. This results in decreasing production of estradiol, progesterone and testosterone. The lack of adequate estradiol allows a condition called atrophic vaginitis to develop. The symptoms include vaginal itching, dryness, & painful intercourse. ...Read more

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Although I am taking anti fungal tablets my vaginal itching is not totally alright. In the course of 1o days its been 5 days and it still itches me.

Although I am taking anti fungal tablets my vaginal itching is not totally alright. In the course of 1o days its been 5 days and it still itches me.

Which tablets?: Pills for fungus---terbinafine-----are not effective for yeast. Usual yeast pill, fluconazole, is a single dose, sometimes repeated in a week. Yeast is certainly not the only cause of vaginal itch. Fungus is usually not that itchy. So see a GYN or dermatologist. You need to provide precise information about symptoms and about all pills or treatments. ...Read more

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For the past 2 days I've had really bad vaginal itching. I was told to use monistat 7 but it burns/itches 10 times worse when I put it on. Help me.

For the past 2 days I've had really bad vaginal itching. I was told to use monistat 7 but it burns/itches 10 times worse when I put it on. Help me.

Use antibacterial: Two causes of itching is monilial infection which is helped by monista cream
other common cause is bacterial infection
take metronidazole cream for 5 days to get rid of it ...Read more

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How to get rid of vaginal itching, itches to the point I have little scraps, then when I urinate it burn the cuts, I tried vaginal cream, &Benadryl cream?

How to get rid of vaginal itching, itches to the point I have little scraps, then when I urinate it burn the cuts, I tried vaginal cream, &Benadryl cream?

See GYN: Many potential causes including contact allergy to vaginal cream, latex, or even semen. Yeast infection may occasionally cause itching as well. Need to get examined by a GYN> ...Read more

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I have vaginal itching. What should I do for this.?

Vaginal itch: The female genitals is composed of the inside mucous membrane, the vagina, and the outside skin, the vulva, and both can be affected by disease and have symptoms, like itching or pain or leakage. The vagina accepts a penis, or atongue, or a finger, during sex, and these can introduce an infection, which can itch. The outside skin can itch from soaps, and lotions. You may need a doctor. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have vaginal itching?

Could it be something bad if I have vaginal itching?

Unlikely: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a yeast infection, which is not dangerous. You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication if you have these symptoms. If your symptoms do not go away, you might consider seeing a doctor to evaluate the problem since it could be a different diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm worried about vaginal itching after sex?

Part of this could: Be due to inadequate lubrication during sex - leading to friction against vaginal tissues. You could have a yeast infection. Causes of vaginal itching 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 have had vaginal itching/burning for a week?

I have had vaginal itching/burning for a week?

Possibly yeast. ..: Could be a yeast infection but an itchy vagina can be caused by lots of conditions, such as skin problems, a reaction to soaps or perfumes, your hormones levels, to mention only a few. There's a long list. So it's best to see your doctor to find out the cause and best treatment for you ...Read more

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I'm worried about vaginal itching and discharge?

I'm worried about vaginal itching and discharge?

Get eval.: If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have had vaginal itching/burning for a week?

Any advice? I have had vaginal itching/burning for a week?

Have it checked to: Determine if is is irritation, Yeast infection or another cause. The cause determines the treatment. ...Read more

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What's with my vaginal itching and discharge? I am on a long trip.

What's with my vaginal itching and discharge? I am on a long trip.

Yeast infection: Vaginal itching/burning and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a vaginal yeast infection. Treatment = over the counter yeast infection medication (like miconazole). If the symptoms persist after this treatment, or if there is pain, then the patient should be evaluated by a doctor since it could mean a different diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have vaginal itching but no odour or discharge. What should I do?

I have vaginal itching but no odour or discharge. What should I do?

Needs testing: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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I have had vaginal itching for my entire life and I don't know how to stop.

GYN MD evaluation: Once you eliminate the most common causes for vaginal itching such as the use of harsh soaps, douches, and feminine deodorant products, then see a GYN MD for assessment of the itching. ...Read more

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I have been on penicillin medicine for 2 weeks, can it cause vaginal itching?

I have been on penicillin medicine for 2 weeks, can it cause vaginal itching?

Not directly: You may have developed secondary candidal infection from alteration of the normal bacterial flora by the penicillin. See the doctor who prescribed the pcn. ...Read more

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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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Having vaginal itching and discharge even after finishing meds.? Should I buy more otc?

Having vaginal itching and discharge even after finishing meds.? Should I buy more otc?

See a GYN: The otc medications that you have used have maybe not been effective. See a gyn for a "wet smear" to definitively diagnose what kind of infection is present, and then a specific medication treatment can be prescribed. ...Read more

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I have the paragurd IUD and I was just wondering if it can cause vaginal itching? I have no other symptoms.

I have the paragurd IUD and I was just wondering if it can cause vaginal itching? I have no other symptoms.

No: The Paraguard does not cause itching. You should get checked to see if there is an infection. ...Read more

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I am having extreme vaginal itching for the pat few days. It started happening right after I douched. What can I do to stop the itching?

Yeast: The most likely cause of itching is a vaginal yeast infection. Consider using an over the counter cream like monistat. IF that doesn't relieve your symptoms then you may consider going to the doctor to see what is causing the itching. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I need help with vaginal itching?

I need help with vaginal itching?

See gynecologist: To determine the cause ; an appropriate treatment plan. Causes of vaginal itching 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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What should I do about vaginal itching?

What should I do about vaginal itching?

Itching: Many things cause vaginal itching, most common an yeast infection. But the most common fix is over the counter yeast medication. ...Read more

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What can I use to treat vaginal itching?

What can I use to treat vaginal itching?

Depends: Itching can be caused by many different things such as bacteria, yeast, virus, parasites, allergies, skin disorders. The best option is to keep the tissue clean with water or mild soaps and dry. Recommend having an evaluation with a doctor or gynecologist for further recommended treatment ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can stop vaginal itching?

Can I tell me how I can stop vaginal itching?

The cause of itching: Needs to be identified before the solution is determined. Causes of vaginal itching 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

Vaginal Itching (Definition)

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