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What Is The Best Treatment For Vaginal Redness
Vaginal redness & burning around urethra, vestibule, labia minora for 4 daus now. What could this be and what OTC solution should I use?
Vulvovaginitis: Sounds like you have a bad case vulvovaginitis, which is inflammation of the vagina and the surrounding areas. The best way to treat will be to get rid of the offending cause, which can only be done by seeing your doctor. The most likely cause might be a new detergent or change in underwear , otherwise i might consider east , in which case you can get an over-the-counter treatment with monistat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vag culture positive for enterococcus spp. Could this be the cause of my vaginal redness, itching and painful intercourse? How is this treated?
Last 2 mo.S i've had external vaginal redness itching & internal sharp pain. Gyno said was yeast infection then gardnerella & no relief. Suggestions?
What treatment?: Some treatments are more effective than others, and sometimes you can have resistant yeast or bacteria that doesn't respond 100% to the treatment you've been given. I would get re-tested to confirm infection and see if there is a way to get antibiotic "sensitivities" on the organisms that grow. In addition, you may want to find a vaginal probiotic supplement/suppository to build up your defenses. ...Read more
Yes, contact allergy: You may be allergic to a component of the shaving cream, such as the fragrance (most common), lanolin, or another chemical such as methlyparaben or propylparaben. ...Read more
I ve UTI without symptoms, however lots of valval and vaginal redness and burning, could this mean that UTI has now into vaginal area or vice versa?
See answer: I am not convinced that you have a UTI unless a urine culture has been done to verify it. A urinalysis alone would not be adequate and likely inaccurate given your description of vulva and vaginal redness and burning which is more consistent with a vulvovaginitis and which would contaminate any voided urine sample. In general, UTI and vaginitis are separate conditions and treated differently. ...Read more
D/W your physician: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more
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