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Occasional Vaginal Itching
I am having occasional vaginal itching, cloudy and fished (tuna) scented urine, and occasional cloudy discharge, what could it be?
Bacterial vaginosis: You may be describing bacterial vaginosis. Check out http://www. Familydoctor. Co.nz/categories/womens-health/bacterial-vaginosis-gardnerella-a-patients-guide/ then see your Family Doc or GYN for evaluation & appropriate treatment. ...Read more
What could be the cause of occasional but intense vaginal itching during ovulation (not yeast infection). Heavy flow.
I have vaginal itching, occasional headaches, no discharge. I am on antibiotics for acne and am taking Flonase. What do I do to get rid of the itching?
Which antibiotic?: Which antibiotic? More than one??? Dose? Other meds? Birth control? Probably you will do much better with spironolactone than with any antibiotic. Adult women with acne usually get much better result with the antiandrogen, and seldom have side effects. Also it is safer and less expensive. Not to be used if pregnant or kidney failure. The main thing is to stop antibiotic (s) and tell the DR. ...Read more
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
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.
Experienced vaginal itching for week&a half (pre menstruation) now my bottom itches&i think I have small cuts. Could dehydration be a cause?
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?
There are causes: For itching other than 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. See your doctor if uncertain about the cause of your itching. ...Read more
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
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
Determine the source: Vaginal itching can come from different types of infections, laundry detergents, or vaginal hygiene (products). Once the source of the itch has been diagnosed, there is likely a remedy. ...Read more
Most likely not.: A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. 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
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
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
Please see your Dr.: Vaginal itching can have a number of different causes. Before treatment, a diagnosis has to be made. Fragrances and dyes in products used in the area, including laundry detergents, fabric softeners, pads, wipes, soaps, etc. Can cause itching. So can vaginal yeast or other infections and several inflammatory skin conditions. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
For a short time: Other ways to relieve vaginal itch or irritation can include ice (or frozen peas) or cool water or aveeno (oatmeal) soaks. This will likely be temporary. However it's important to know what's causing the itching, whether a vaginal infection such as yeast or an irritation reaction to soap or pads or another reason. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
Anitfungal: Over the counter antifungal is likely best. Itching is usually a sign of a yeast infection. Generic brands are just as effective as name brands. Typically come with an insert to use in the vagina. Cream can also be applied to the outer vulva if you are having itching there as well. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Quite common: Unfortuntately many people suffer yeast infection during/after treatment wiht an antibitotic. Antibiotics can be quite useful to treat bacterial infections, but they kill off the bad as well as the good bugs. Vaginally, the lactobacili are good guys, but often get destroyed while the woman is taking antibiotic, thus can result in yeast infection. Otc i.e. Monistat may help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more