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What should I do for severe vaginal itching?

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Answered by

Dr. Sameer Kumar

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Published At March 31, 2016
Reviewed AtJune 22, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am a 28 year old married woman. I have severe itching in my vagina. What should I do ? Or why is it happening?

Answered by Dr. Sameer Kumar

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Severe itching inside vagina is likely to be due to a possible vaginal fungal infection called vaginal candidiasis. You should visit your gynecologist and get a high vaginal swab culture and speculum examination done for confirmation of diagnosis. Once confirmed, you can be started on antifungal vaginal pessaries once a day for a week and also oral antifungal tablets concomitantly for treatment. Sexual intercourse would have to be avoided till the treatment course is completed. Also I would recommend you to get an urethral swab test of your husband as well to reduce chances of recurrence in future as he can be treated concomitantly.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sameer Kumar
Dr. Sameer Kumar

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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