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itching in the vagina

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 27, 2007
  • 04:03 PM

I am 40. For the last one week i have severe itching in the vaginal area. I am not sexually active. What is wrong?

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  • Could be candida or bacterial vaginosis - is there a discharge? Foul smelling? Here is the best treatment: take a good quality probiotic capsule and insert this into your vagina every evening for at least 1-2 weeks. If you can add unsweetened plain yogurt this will be better. it's a bit messy but works wonders! The yogurt is incredibly soothing. Only wear cotton underpants and try not to clean too vigorously - this disrupts your natural flora. hope this helps.DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 27, 2007
    • 06:13 PM
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  • If all other test are neg, have your GYN do a biopsy for Lichen Sclerosis.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 27, 2007
    • 10:48 PM
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  • I am not a doctor but I agree with the person that advised you to put the probiotic in your vagina. For some reason you probably have to much yeast overgrowth & the probiotic will help. Also, yeast infections & bacterial vaginosis (not sure if you have either one) are not caused by sex. Believe me, I get at least one or the other once a month.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 28, 2007
    • 06:48 PM
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