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 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Akhileshwar Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 sugg...  Read Full »

Can masturbation cause severe itchiness and swelling in the vagina?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 18 years old with a weight of 58 kilograms and a height of five feet one inch. 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 sympto...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Why does my wife have vaginal itching with white discharge for the past three days?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has been having itching in the vagina and white discharge in the form of paste for the past two to three days. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Maneesha

Answer: Hello,Welcome to iclinic.com.I need to know some detailed history to help to better. 1) When was her last period?2) What is the color of discharge?3) Is the discharge curdy white or some greyish white?4) Does it have a foul-smelling odor?5) Is there any redness over the itching area?6) Does she have...  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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 ...  Read Full »

Why do antibiotics cause vaginal itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. I visited a clinic a month ago with complaints of itchy rashes on my back and upper chest, the prescription of which I have attached. I took the medication for two weeks only. At the end of the first week, I developed an uncomfortable vaginal itch, but I contin...  Read Full »


Dr. B T Priya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have severe sweat rash with infection, and you are allergic to your sweat. Do you have a sinus, wheeze, or dust allergy? I must suggest you with steroids and antibiotics in such severe infection and disease. However, since you have vaginal itch after taking the ...  Read Full »

What does heavy growth of Candida Albicans in a vaginal swab mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I have done a vaginal swab and the result came out that I have a heavy growth of candida Albicans isolated among normal vaginal flora. Please suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please attach the report.   Read Full »

Why do I have rashes near and inside the vulva?

Query: Hello doctor, I have rashes near the vulva and inside the vulva. It causes a burning and itching sensation.  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry; I will help you with your concern. From history, this itching and burning could be due to fungal infection or trichomoniasis. I need to ask you a few questions, Since when do you have this? Do you have any discharge from the vagina? If yes, is it...  Read Full »

Will Boric acid suppositories used for yeast infection cause vaginal erosions?

Query: Hello doctor,My vagina looks irregular inside with many flesh erosions and white bumps with pink spots on it. Not sure if it is a cyst or what. It is not painful, and no other symptoms. I was checking myself and noticed inside of my vagina looks a bit odd. I have been using Boric acid suppositories ...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinq.com. I have gone through the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can say the differential diagnosis could be: 1) Recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis. 2) Vaginal inclusion cysts due to previous trauma to the vagina. 3) Genital warts due to ...  Read Full »

What could cause small bumps on vagina post unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I currently had unprotected intercourse about a week ago. My vagina has become really itchy and sore. I tried to take a picture just to see if anything was going on and there are a lot of tiny white bumps that almost look like a rash. And it is extremely irritating. Any ideas of what ...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the image that you sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Is there any discharge from vagina? If yes, is it white or yellow or watery or creamy? It appears like fungal infection most likely vulvovaginal candidiasis. Use Clotrimazole pe...  Read Full »

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