My husband put athlete's foot cream on his feet and then scratched himself like me do. This is a legit question so don't stop reading. We had sex and now I have a bad itch in my vagina that I cannot get rid of. It is on the outside mostly and I keep irritating it more by scratching. Vagisil Cream is not helping. I don't know what to do to get rid of this problem. I cannot find any info online about it either. I wish that he would have taken precautions so that I would not have to deal with an itch that I will not scratch in public as men do. I am so not happy. We are refraining from having sex till this itching goes away. I have made things sore down there by itching too much as well. Help
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Your symptoms do suggest possibility of vaginal infection. Only after careful examination and vaginal swab/smear test the exact cause can be made out. Avoid scratching too much. Try applying Aloe vera lotion or Caladryl lotion to soothe the itching externally. Get started on appropriate treatment as indicated by examination and investigation results. Get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent re-infection. Avoid having intercourse while being on treatment. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid tight fitting clothes. Drink plenty of water.
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