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I'm having severe itching around labia and yeast infection rx's are'nt working what could be causing it the creams and tablets only seem to help for a couple of weeks then it comes back

Please : Please see your provider and have testing performed to see what type of infection you have. You could also try some vagisil over the counter to help the symptoms, but please see your provider as this has been so persistent. Itching can also be caused by allergic reactions and other skin conditions so you need to have a complete evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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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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How to differentiate symptoms of bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection? Are there skin reaction at the labia to the infection?

How to differentiate symptoms of bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection? Are there skin reaction at the labia to the infection?

When uncertain -: This should be medically evaluated. A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. Bacterial vaginosis can present with a yellowish cloudy, white or gray discharge which has a fish-like odor. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching. ...Read more

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I've been having a smell in my labia. My gyno said im clear of infections and diseases, but I still have this bad smell. What is it?

I've been having a smell in my labia.
My gyno said im clear of infections and diseases, but I  still have this bad smell. What is it?

Go back to doctor: This is not normal, but cannot be solved on the internet. This requires further examination, and if your gyn doctor will not do this you may have to find a second opinion. ...Read more

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Are there any diseases/infections that cause the labia minora to get bigger?

Are there any diseases/infections that cause the labia minora to get bigger?

Any bacterial : Infection, inflammation, some stds especially if u have discharge , irritation, increase sexual activity etc can cause it. Get checked by your dr for reassurance! ...Read more

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I'm in such pain, does that mean my labia is swollen due to infection?

I'm in such pain, does that mean my labia is swollen due to infection?

Labial swelling: This is nothing to fool with and would recommend you see a doctor asap especially if you have a fever>101.5f /38.6c. This could well be a simple skin infection (cellulitis) or an ingrown hair or infected or swollen cyst. But, the pelvic area has a large area of 'dead space' and infections can spread readily up into the pelvis and cause real problems. Best to play it safe and see a doc. ...Read more

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Are my buttons on labia minora related to my on and off yest infection ?

Buttons?: I'm not sure what you're referring to when you use the term 'button's to describe something on the labia. Consider rephrasing the question? In the meantime, a yeast infection can cause redness and irritation to the labia minor and areas surrounding. Typically a topical anti-fungal starts working within hours to relieve pain and itching. ...Read more

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How to treat an infection on my labia minora I think?

See Gyn Doc.: Best to be seen by your gyn physician who will be able to diagnose and treat you appropriately. Cultures may be necessary prior to doing so. Best not to “self treat”. ...Read more

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Vulva (Definition)

The external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, ...Read more