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What could be causes of vaginal itching besides an STD or a yeast infection?

What could be causes of vaginal itching besides an STD or a yeast infection?

Varies: There are a number of conditions other than yeast infections and std's that can cause vaginal itching including allergic reactions to soaps, perfumes, and laundry detergents as well as medical conditions such as lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, padget's disease of the vulva, dysplasia, and cancer. If you have persistent symptoms, it may require a biopsy for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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Most common reason for vaginal itching besides std's or a yeast infection?

Most common reason for vaginal itching besides std's or a yeast infection?

Allergies: often times some women will have an allergy or a skin sensitivity to new underwear or pads that have an irritant. ...Read more

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Been having vaginal itching for 3 weeks already. I went to the doctors & don't have a yeast infection or std's. Been using Monistat and took diflucon.

Been having vaginal itching for 3 weeks already. I went to the doctors & don't have a yeast infection or std's. Been using Monistat and took diflucon.

Monistat: And Diflucan (fluconazole) would treat yeast, so if you don't have that it is not surprising that you have not benefited. Time to revisit the other potential causes with your doc. ...Read more

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Is there anything to help vaginal itching when have a yeast infection ?

Is there anything to help vaginal itching when have a yeast infection  ?

Monistat: Monistat is yeast medication that is available over the counter, i.e., you don't need a prescription. The other remedy is Diflucan (fluconazole), (fluconazole) a pill that tis taken as a single dose. Diflucan (fluconazole) has to be prescribed by a provider. ...Read more

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Vaginal itching and unusual vaginal dryness after taking wrong OTC yeast infection medicines actually had BV ?

Possible: If you mean that you treated for yeast but are afraid you have bvv instead. You may need to see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am having vaginal itching and burning while peeing after I peed. It comes and goes. Do I have a UTI? Or yeast infection?

I am having vaginal itching and burning while peeing after I peed. It comes and goes. Do I have a UTI? Or yeast infection?

Likely yeast, but...: Vulvar itching is unlikely with UTI but is typical for yeast. Also, "external dysuria", i.e. urine burning on the outside when it contacts vaginal opening or labia, is more like yeast. UTI usually causes "internal dysuria", i.e. pain more inside and usually would not come and go. But be careful: STDs can cause similar symptoms if at risk. Always best to see doctor for professional diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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


Vaginal Itching (Definition)

Vaginal itching is a symptom in which a person feels itchy in her vagina, usually due to some bacterial or other type of infection, but can also be due to inadequate estrogen, leading to dryness and thinness of the skin at the ...Read more