Vaginal Candidiasis

Vaginal candidiasis, otherwise called vaginal yeast infection, is a fungal infection that affects the vagina. Some of the symptoms are vaginal itching, swelling, pain during sex, redness, soreness, rash, and whitish-gray vaginal discharge. It is treated by topical or oral antifungal medications like Butoconazole, Clotrimazole, and Fluconazole.

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Which medications can treat vaginal candidiasis in a 38-year-old female?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 38-year-old female friend who smokes methamphetamine every day for the past seven years. A couple of years ago she felt an odor from vagina. She went to the doctor and had pap smear done, checked for UTI, and the results were negative. Is it related to methamphetamine smoking? Sh...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi,Welcome to you for writing and I understand your concern. Usually smoking does not lead to such smell from vagina, it has no direct link with the vaginal odor, neither cancer causes any smell so do not think about these conditions. The smell and itching are due to infections lik...  Read Full »

I have noticed that my undergarments always remain wet, and I get a yeast-like smell from them all day. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed that small things in my daily life are affected. I have noticed that my inner garment is always wet and has a yeast smell throughout the day. Is this any infection? How to get this treated? Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. If you are experiencing constant wetness and a yeast-like odor in your underwear, it is possible that you may have a vaginal infection, such as a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis. Here are a few suggestions t...  Read Full »

I feel pain in my breast despite undergoing a vaginal swab and getting treated for candidiasis. How can I conceive safely?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel pain in both my breast, which is worse on the right side. I have seen four doctors who checked and said there was no lump. My flow lasted only for two days. I did a vaginal swab, which showed mild candidiasis, which I just got treated for, but I still feel the breast pain. Some day...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Do you have some hormonal and menstrual irregularities? Hormonal imbalance can cause breast engorgement, breast pain, and premenstrual syndrome. It could be due to some excitement recently or trauma. Check for ...  Read Full »

I have vaginal itching despite taking medicines. What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor, For quite a while, I have had itching in my vagina. Initially, when I used to go for my yearly check-up. She used to give me a tablet for antifungal. FAS kit, but it would not subside. Again I went to her she suggested Triben plus cream. It would reduce only to come back again. Then I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to I understand your concern. Vaginal itching at your age could be because of the following reasons. 1. Age-related vaginitis as the vagina becomes dry as the natural vaginal secretions decrease over some time. 2. Vaginal candidiasis is a fungal infection; white di...  Read Full »

I have a constant urge to pee with weird pain and itching in the vagina. What could be the possible cause? Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old girl. I feel like urinating every minute and cannot sit calmly as my vagina has pain and itching deep inside with a strong urge to urinate. I have experienced this thrice in the last two to three months, lasting about three hours. Is it due to sexual intercourse, or ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muntaqa Butt

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Pain and itching in the vagina are due to a vaginal yeast infection called candidiasis. It can cause urine infection, as it is very common in females. Therefore, I suggest you use the following medicines and start medicine after a urine test. If there is no improveme...  Read Full »

Why do I have vaginal itching, swelling, discharge, and a burning sensation?

Query: Hello doctor, I have symptoms of vaginal itching, burning sensation, discharge, and swelling. Kindly advise.   Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would be happy to help. A vaginal itch can occur due to an infection caused by candida or a bacteria. If you have whitish discharge, then this could be due to candida. If there is a yellowish discharge, then it might be a bacterial infe...  Read Full »

My vagina is itchy, and it has some white spots. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, My vagina is itchy, and it has some white spots. The spots are below the vulva and also near the vaginal opening. I am not sure what it is, but I think it is a yeast infection. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Itching with white spots usually points towards a yeast (candidal) infection. This is generally accompanied by a curdy white discharge and sometimes with a foul smell (not always). This usually occurs when the pH of the perineal region...  Read Full »

I have pain and itching in the vulva. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in my vulva, and when I urinate, it itches. I have never had sex before, so it cannot be an STD. It has happened before; usually, it goes away in a few days. This is the third time I have been dealing with this issue, and it is worse than previous episodes. I do have chronic a...  Read Full »

Dr. Akhileshwar Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. The urethra in women is short, so any infection in urine may also affect genital organs. It may be vaginal candidiasis. It frequently occurs in diabetics. So basic local application medicines will help. I suggest ta...  Read Full »

Can I use Clotrimazole cream for my vaginal infection?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 20-years-old female. I am diagnosed with a vaginal yeast infection. Doctor gave me Clotrimazole cream, but she did not tell me when to use and how much time I should keep it in my vagina, and should I wash it after some time?Please tell me when I should apply it and how much time I sh...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Candid-V cream (Clotrimazole) for vaginal use comes with a vaginal applicator. So, kindly buy it with a vaginal applicator. With the applicator, fill up to the mark on it. Before applying, wash your intimate area and pat dry it. Lie ...  Read Full »

What to do about my persistent burning sensation in the vagina for the past month?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old unmarried girl. I am 5 feet and 3 inches tall, and my weight is 80 kg. I usually have a white discharge. Now my major problem is that for the past one month, I started to have irritation in my vaginal area. I checked in the mirror, and it was red. I do not know whethe...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How are you doing? I presume from your history (unmarried) that you are not sexually active or using anything for the same purpose. If you are active, then this could be the sexually transmitted vaginal infection. It will need a full course of antibiotics and antifungal f...  Read Full »

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