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Q. What should I do for severe vaginal itching?

Answered by
Dr. Sameer Kumar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 31, 2016 and last reviewed on: Dec 27, 2019

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?

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Infertility Obstetrics And Gynaecology
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Hello,

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  • 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.

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