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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 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 »

Why do I have itching and white discharge in my genital area?

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 have a constant urge to pee and itching. 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 »

How to conceive safely when treating candidiasis?

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 »

What are the medicines used to treat vaginal candidiasis?

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 get a yeast-like odor from my undergarments. 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 am experiencing light green vaginal discharge and recurrent fever due to vaginal infection. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a virgin. Last week, I had a fungal infection, and a gynecologist recommended Candid B cream and Intiwash. I used them regularly, and I felt better. However, for the past two days, I have been experiencing light green vaginal discharge with no smell, and I have also been having recu...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and understood your concern. If you have excessive and greenish discharge, Candid B cream (Clotrimazole and Beclometasone) alone may not be sufficient to cure it. It is suggested to take a proper antibiotic course. In addition, maintain hygiene by k...  Read Full »

Can masturbation cause severe itchiness and swelling in the vagina?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old with a weight of 127 lbs and a height of 5.1 feet. I am questioning to know whether I have a yeast infection because I have some symptoms such as the red, swollen vagina, clumpy discharge, severe itchiness, and burning while peeing. I am having these symptoms for a few ...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. From the symptoms, you have mentioned, it looks like yeast or candidal infection which requires examination and treatment with antifungal. Hence, I would recommend visiting your health care provider for the same. To put your mind, easing ma...  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 ...  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 »

Do yeast infections cause the development of white scaly skin on the vulva?

Query: Hi doctor,I have white scaly skin on my vulva, I consulted a doctor last night, and they took a swab sample to see what infection it is. The doctor also gave me an AF Kit and Clingen forte. And advised a list of tests to undergo like UB, TSH, HIV, HBsAg, HVS, and VDRL. I am very scared and overwhelm...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Do not worry or stress. White scaly skin on the vulva is mostly a yeast infection called vaginal candidiasis. The following conditions cause this: 1) When the pH (potential of hydrogen) of your vaginal region is changed. 2) Wearing wet or...  Read Full »

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