I have been having dryness in my vulva region for some weeks now, and it is red. It does not itch, but it is slightly and inflamed. I have attached the photos. I am currently using Citalopram.
Welcome to icliniq.com.
I understand your concern and from your brief history and attached photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it looks like vulvovaginal candidiasis (fungal infection). There is no reason to worry as it will subside within two to four weeks.
You can use (if age above 18 and weight above 40kg) tablet Fluconazole 150 mg single dose at night, Miconazole 2% vaginal cream to apply at night for seven days, KZ soap (Ketoconazole soap) for wash twice daily, and tablet Cetirizine 10 mg once in the night for five days if itching persists. Provided there is no prior allergy to these medications. Review after one week.
Also, follow these measures:
1. Keep the area always dry.
2. Use only dry clothes.
3. Wear loose, breathable cotton clothes.
4. Iron your clothes before wearing to kill the fungal molds.
5. Wash the area with lukewarm water.
6. Frequent changing of bed linens and towels.
7. Do not share your personal items.
8. Maintain good genital hygiene.
I hope this helps.
Was this answer helpful?|
Query: Hello doctor, My 4 years old daughter has redness around her vaginal wall. It looks as if it is an ulcer type or something. It hurts her a lot and frequent urination was there. We took her to pediatrician. He recommended us UTI course. Zocan and Trofan 2.5 mg was given. And Cadid V gel is given. ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor,I have a rash on my genitals from a month. So, I went to a venereologist, who told me to take Fluconazole, one tablet for two weeks. As you can see by the photos attached, the rash is still the same even after a month. Please help me diagnose and treat my rashes. Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a diabetic for the last five years. Presently I am having rashes and cut on my penis covering skin. Sometimes there is itching. Please advice me with appropriate medicines. Read Full »
Ask your health query to a doctor online?Ask a Dermatologist Now