Hey. I hope someone here can help me as I'm desperate. I think I have a really bad yeast infection, and as I can't see a doctor until tomorrow I was hoping someone could give me some advice to do me until then. I scratched very badly down below about three days ago, and now the inside of my vagina is cut and has went a thick yellow colour. It is also lumpy and swollen, and the lumps have also spread slightly to the beginning of my bum which really hurts. I can hardly wash as it's that extremely painful that I have to eventually stop. It's so painful to walk, and go to the toilet. I'm at my wits end. Is there any cream I can use if I can properly clean it? Please help!
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You can try taking warm Sitz bath to soothe the symptoms temporarily. The symptoms and descriptions as provided by you suggest that the infection is bad and gotten worse with bacterial infection. Do not delay in visiting your doctor/gynecologist for thorough evaluation to look for the underlying cause. Treatment as indicated (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, it is important to get your partner also treated simultaneously, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment to prevent chances of re-infection. 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.
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