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I am experiencing itching in my virgina and whitish particles is coming out from it. what is the cause and what should I do.

By Anonymous August 1, 2017 - 11:51am
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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

It sounds like you may have a yeast infection but if this is your first time experiencing this, you will need confirmation by your doctor.

A vaginal yeast infection is caused by a yeast fungus. The fungus is called Candida albicans . While yeast is common in the vagina, it can cause problems when it grows excessively. This excess growth causes the uncomfortable symptoms.

If you have any of these symptoms do not assume it is due to a yeast infection. While typical of yeast infections, they may be caused by other conditions. Tell your doctor if you have any of these:

Vaginal itching, ranging from mild to severe
A clumpy, vaginal discharge that may look like cottage cheese
Vaginal soreness, irritation, or burning
Rash or redness on the skin outside the vagina
Painful urination
Painful sexual intercourse
Your doctor will take a history. A pelvic exam will be done. Any vaginal discharge will be tested.

It is important to see a doctor the first time you have symptoms. Other infections, including may have symptoms like those of a yeast infection. This can include bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis .

If you have had a yeast infection, you may be able to recognize the signs of a new infection. In this case, it is safe to use over-the-counter medications. Talk to your doctor if you have any doubt.


Various antifungal medications are available as intravaginal creams, tablets, or suppositories:

Monistat (miconazole nitrate)
Gyne-Lotrimin (clotrimazole vaginal)
Fem-stat (butoconazole vaginal)
Terazol (terconazole vaginal)
Mycelex (clotrimazole vaginal)
The treatments come in a one-day, three-day, or seven-day pack. Some of these are over-the-counter. Other may require a prescription (eg, Terazol).
Your doctor can prescribe fluconazole (Diflucan) . Diflucan is an oral medication. It is a single-dose treatment. If you are pregnant, talk with your doctor before using any treatment.

If you are diagnosed with a yeast infection, follow your doctor's instructions .


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