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What types of bacteria besides the typical garderella cause vulvovaginitis? Burning, redness of vulva skin?

What types of bacteria besides the typical garderella cause vulvovaginitis? Burning, redness of vulva skin?

Let me help: The most common types of vulvovaginitis are genital candidiasis (also called yeast infection), trichomoniasis, and nonspecific vaginitis (also called haemophilus vaginalis vaginitis, bacterial vaginitis or gardnerella vaginalis vaginitis). Some types of vulvovaginitis are more rare than others. ...Read more

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Vulva (Definition)

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


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Vulva redness & burning?

Vulva redness & burning?

See doctor: You could have any of a number of problems including an allergic reaction, yeast, herpes, or other infection. ...Read more

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I've been to many docs and they don't know why I have a red vulva. No symptoms; just red/swollen. I've been given a cortisteroid which didn't help?

I've been to many docs and they don't know why I have a red vulva. No symptoms; just red/swollen. I've been given a cortisteroid which didn't help?

No disease: If many doctors have cleared you then there is probably little to worry about. Red and swollen skin is either an infection such as yeast. Or, it is an allergy or sensitivity. Common skin irritants are soaps, creams, lubricants. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause broken skin or redness on the vulva?

Can a yeast infection cause broken skin or redness on the vulva?

Yes: Some yeast infections will cause intense pruritus (itching) of not just the vagina but also the vulva - this is called vulvovaginal candidiasis. The itching can be so intense that the patient can literally break or injure the skin of the vulva due to extreme scratching, which is sometimes inadvertently done during sleep. The doc will note what are called excoriations (shallow tears or abrasions). ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause broken skin?And ?Redness on the vulva?

Can a yeast infection cause broken skin?And ?Redness on the vulva?

Yes: Some yeast infections will cause intense pruritus (itching) of not just the vagina but also the vulva - this is called vulvovaginal candidiasis. The itching can be so intense that the patient can literally break or injure the skin of the vulva due to extreme scratching, which is sometimes inadvertently done during sleep. The doc will note what are called excoriations (shallow tears or abrasions). ...Read more

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I have a red vulva. Not itchy, but is quite red/swollen. No other symptoms. I did have a yeast infection a while back that i treated?

I have a red vulva. Not itchy, but is quite red/swollen. No other symptoms. I did have a yeast infection a while back that i treated?

Many possibilities: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Yeat is certainly one of the many possibilities. You could try an over the counter yeast cream while waiting on a doctor visit. ...Read more

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Vulvovaginitis (horrible redness, burning of vulva and anal area) treated for 4 types of bacteria (dna test), seen 6 dr's in 3 months. Any advice?

Vulvovaginitis (horrible redness, burning of vulva and anal area) treated for 4 types of bacteria (dna test), seen 6 dr's in 3 months. Any advice?

Test for diabetes?: While i certainly don't know the specifics of your situation, I have seen patients with severe vulvovaginitis due to yeast (not bacteria) where their underlying risk was actually diabetes. Because it's easy to test (blood test), you might want to see if this has been done. Good luck; sounds miserable. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Red vulva and itching more than 3 months.took diflucan (fluconazole) and canesten but isnt going away.hiv test negative at9 months last exposure.what can this be :(?

Red vulva and itching more than 3 months.took diflucan (fluconazole) and canesten but isnt going away.hiv test negative at9 months last exposure.what can this be :(?

Allergy?: This may be from a contact allergy which usually appears 1-3 days after the contact ( latex in condom, topical lotion?). Another possibility is semen allergy in a sexually active person. Antibiotic and antifungal agents would not do you any good. See allergist/ ...Read more