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I am 46 yrs old, and I have a rash in the outer labia that

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I am 46 yrs old, and I have a rash in the outer labia that started three days ago I have been washing very well and putting triple antibiotic but now the inner of my vagina is very red and the labia is itching a lot. I have been having sex everyday with my one and only partner, please don't tell me sex was the cause!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Pfeiffer replied 1 year ago.

Dr. Pfeiffer :

hello

Dr. Pfeiffer :

sounds like you have a yeast infection..

Dr. Pfeiffer :

this happens...and, can be caused by sex..

Dr. Pfeiffer :

I'd try the 7 day monistat treatment. It will take about 3 days of treatment for the symptoms to start going away...and everything should be better at day 7

Customer:

I'm just worried because I have been with my partner for over three years and our sex life is very active, but I have never had this happen to me while with him before. What is it about sex that causes this yeast infection?


 

Dr. Pfeiffer :

ok..

Dr. Pfeiffer :

any new lubricant, gels..etc?

Dr. Pfeiffer :

and..the reason for yeast infections from sex...

Dr. Pfeiffer :

the vagina is acidic, semen is basic. frequent sex can change the vaginal ph allowing overgrowth of certain bacteria and yeast.

Dr. Pfeiffer :

douching can also make this happen

Dr. Pfeiffer :

you can also use vagasil wipes or hydrocortisone on the outside for the itch

Customer:

Ok, I will then buy the OTC product you recommended and sit tight.


 

Customer:

 


 

Dr. Pfeiffer :

ok..sounds like a good plan.


If you're still having problems in a week despite the treatment I'd have an evaluation done by your doctor.

Dr. Pfeiffer :

I'd also suggest no intercourse for a week until this resolves

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