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never had sex. But my vagina has been very itchy?

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Hi. I am 17 and I have never had sex. But recently, my vagina has been very itchy.. a took a look and it seems to be red too. a little discharge. I have done nothing even close to sexual since like 4 months ago I kinda got fingered... but that was a while ago.. so why has the itching just started like 2 days ago? I figured they weren't connected.. but it iches really bad and I am too scared to go to the doctor or tell my mom.. do you know what it is? I'm scared..


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replied August 10th, 2011
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A25884
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Your symptoms could be suggestive of possibility of vaginal infection. It is difficult to comment on the exact cause without examining you. You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for examination and vaginal swab/smear test done on vaginal discharge to identify the causative agent. The examination done will also help to rule out any allergic issues, chemical irritation etc as causes for your symptoms. Drink plenty of water. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area (vagina has its own mechanism of cleaning itself. Use of these products harms the normal bacteria of vagina and it becomes susceptible to infection). Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid tight fitting clothes (make sure your undergarments are washed properly and have no traces of detergent in them). If infection is detected, and if you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection and avoid having unprotected intercourse while both of you are on treatment course. Keep area dry and clean, and avoid sweat accumulation for long periods of time.
Take care.



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