A few days ago my clit started to itch and then when i was having a shower i discovered that it had swollen to twice its normal size, there is also a white distarge coming out. I am starting to get worried and think i should go see a doctor, i think it is a yeast infection, but am to shy to go, is there something i can use to help it go away without seeing a doctor? I live at boarding school and am only 16, so i can't really get my parents advice. Plaese help any info would be great.
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It is difficult to diagnose on net. It could be a bacterial or a fungal infection. Many treatment options are there for fungal infection like Clotrimazole 1%, Miconazole nitrate 2%, Tolnaftate 1%, ketoconazole, terfibnafine and Butenafine hydrochloride 1%. Many OTC products containing these salts are available, your pharmacist can help. Try a combination of two and apply until swelling and itch disappears. Also similar antibacterial creams are available for bacterial infection.
I would sincerely advice you to consult a doctor and not self medicate as it may cause more harm than good. Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please consult your gynecologist regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care!
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