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Is this a Yeast infection or something else?

Patient: A few weeks ago I began to experience some itching and irritation around my vulva, I’m concerned and wondering if it’s a yeast infection or something else

 

 

Symptoms: Itching, redness, irritation around the vulva, vaginal discharge, rash from itching the area

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Thanks for the query.Yeast infection of the vagina can present with curdy white discharge with itching and irr itation in the vagina.However, diagnosis must be confirmed by a vaginal examination, a vaginal swab for culture and then treat you accordingly. You may need vaginal pessaries or oral tablets for a week, maintain sanitary hygiene and avoid unprotected intercourse till complete cure.Hope this helped.Regards,

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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