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I had unprotected sex with a guy after I hadn't had sex in a couple of weeks and the next couple of days I was itchy around the top of my vagina. I have a history of frequently(once a month) having yeast infection or UTI. It hasn't smelt out of the ordinary lately and I haven't had odd discharge. Do you think this could be an STD? I would rather not go to the Health Department. I bought vagisil and personal wipes and that has helped. I really think it is a yeast or UTI because I frequently have bladder infections that create UTI's itching and such. I am treated by my family doctor for those. I really don't want to make a trip to the health department if you do not think this is anything like an STD. I am just paranoid. please help


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replied February 5th, 2010
Sexual Health - Women Answer A9765
Hi,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Since the itchiness around vagina has appeared after unprotected intercourse, so definitely the risk of STD is always there but from the symptoms the chances of fungal infections are more. Wash your vagina daily and then dry thoroughly by pat drying, not rubbing. A hairdryer is useful if you have hairy vagina. The damp skin is an ideal site for fungi to multiply. Also wear cotton underwear and change them twice a day. Application of local antifungal cream (terbinafine, clotrimazole, econazole, ketoconazole, miconazole) and oral antifungal drugs are the mainstay of treatment. For that you need to consult a dermatologist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations, and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.




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