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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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 »

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 in...  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 »

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? She...  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 »

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 »

Why do I have an itching and a curd-like discharge from my vagina after having unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, After having unprotected sex, I have itching inside my vagina. Also, there is a curd-like discharge that does not have any smell. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern and will surely help you out. You have a fungal infection that can be managed easily. I suggest the below treatment plan: Tablet Fluconazole 150 mg single dose in the afternoon and tablet Secnidazole 1 gm, two tablets to be taken once at...  Read Full »

I am pregnant with twins and have been detected with a yeast infection. Is the mucus-like brownish discharge due to the same infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old and 16 weeks pregnant with twins. I had a yeast infection detected two days ago, and the doctor prescribed me Zocon 150 mg and Cansoft 100 mg pessaries. For one week or more, I have faced blood clots like slippery discharge every time I go to pass urine and have lower...  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have vaginal candidiasis from your symptoms and the vaginal swab report (the attachment has been removed to protect the patient's privacy). Cansoft 100 mg pessaries (Clotrimazole) should be used for seven nights, and Zocon (Fluconazole) 150 mg single tablet shou...  Read Full »

I have itching in my genital area and white curdly discharge from the area. What could be the reason behind it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had itching in my genital area for three days. I really cannot focus on my other work and feel like scratching there every time. I even scratched the area, and now it burns whenever I urinate. I see some white curdly thing passing every time I wash my area. Prescribe me some med...  Read Full »

Dr. Sangeeta Milap

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You seem to be having a fungal infection called Candidiasis. You need to take tablet Oflox OZ (Ofloxacin and Ornidazole) one tablet twice a day for five days and tablet Forcan (Fluconazole) 150 mg once a week for six weeks. Also, use Candid-B (Beclometasone and Clotr...  Read Full »

I am having mint-colored vaginal discharge. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having mint-colored vaginal discharge from the past two weeks on and off. Could you please suggest what I can do for the same? I have a normal discharge for a few days, and then I get a mint-colored discharge for a few days. Also, I feel like I have a lot more discharges now than ...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The cause of greenish discharge may be due to Trichomonas vaginitis or Candida vaginitis. Wear cotton panties and clean your genital area with Dettol diluted in water after every urination. Please revert for private consultation for the treatment.  Read Full »

What steps do I have to take to clear my yeast infection?

Query: Hi doctor,I believe that I have left my yeast infection untreated for five years. What steps should I take to clear it up, and what are the risks of leaving it untreated for so long? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The vagina has its normal flora that maintains the pH of the vagina. In case of infection, the normal flora ratio gets disturbed, pH also changes, and pathologic flora increases. Over treatment of any vaginal infection affects normal flora and m...  Read Full »

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