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Why am I itchy and sick ?

By August 15, 2016 - 5:39pm
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I am a 18 year old newly college freshman. Since in school I've been experiencing headaches, an extremely sore and irritated throat, blueish colored tongue, clumpy white vaginal discharge also very painful and irritated as well as diarrhea. What might it be & what can i do to cure it ?

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Hi BriTheQueen

Thanks for your post!

The white clumpy vaginal discharge sounds like a yeast infection - you will need to confirm this and get treated. Read more about yeast infections here: http://www.empowher.com/condition/yeast-infection

With regard to your other symptoms, you may have something called mono - something that is sometimes seen especially in college students.

Mononucleosis is usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). While other viruses can cause mono-like symptoms, EBV is generally thought to be the virus which causes mononucleosis. Found mainly in saliva and mucus, EBV is passed most efficiently from person-to-person by intimate behavior, such as kissing.

Risk Factors
A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease or condition.

Many people contract EBV during their lifetime. Risk factors that increase the likelihood that EBV will develop into mononucleosis include:

Contracting EBV after the age of 10
Lowered immune resistance, due to other illness, stress, or fatigue
Living in close quarters with a large number of people, such as in a college dormitory

Signs of mononucleosis usually begin about 4 to 7 weeks after you were exposed to the virus. The initial symptoms may be a sense of general malaise that lasts about a week. This is followed by a set of signs and symptoms that may include:

High fever
Severely sore throat
Swelling of the lymph nodes
Loss of appetite
Muscle aches
Enlargement of the spleen
Swollen tonsils
Mild jaundice

Please be seen by a medical professional as soon as possible so you know what's going on and get the appropriate treatment.


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