I've had what I thought was an infection for over three years now. I've tried just about everything, from over the counter medications to prescriptions from my doctor with no success at all. I'm starting to think that maybe it is more than an infection and my doctor was wrong. It really itches and has a yellowish discharge. I've never had sex (I'm only 15) so it couldn't be from anything related to sex. Any suggestions on what it could be?
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If the symptoms are persistent or recurrent even after antibiotic or antifungal medication, then possibility of opportunistic infection are possible that could have started due to prior antibiotic/medication use (due to elimination of the natural bacteria/flora as well as infective ones leading to opportunistic infections). Avoid further self-medication. Do not delay in visiting your doctor/gynecologist for examination and vaginal swab/smear test to identify the causative agent. Get started on treatment as appropriate (based on examination and investigations results) to help you control the symptoms. Consider requesting for prescription of a Probiotic (to be taken after you finish with taking the other medications) to restore the normal vaginal flora to minimize re-infection/repeat infections. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Avoid sweat accumulation in the area.
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