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Hi, fot the the last few days my vagina has been itchy and there was a bit of a burning sensation.The thing is I'm not having sex so I'm not sure what the cause is. The burning stopped after I took a shower but the itching is still there with a white discharge to it and I dont know what to do. Can you please help me?

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replied December 15th, 2011
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A29462
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Vaginal itching, burning sensation, white discharge could suggest chances of infection. Infections can occur due to changes in vaginal secretion and pH. The causative agent can be identified after examination and vaginal swab/smear test. You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further evaluation and investigations to look for the underlying cause and get started on treatment as appropriate (based on examination and investigations results). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. If you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection.
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