Is this a Yeast infection or something else?

Patient

Q: 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

A:   Hello,
Thanks for the query.
Yeast infection of the vagina can present with curdy white discharge with itching and irritation 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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