Medical

Have Medical Questions? Ask a Doctor Online!

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Medical

What can I do today, now, to help with vaginal

Customer Question
itching/burning/uncomfortable feeling? Had this several...
What can I do today, now, to help with vaginal itching/burning/uncomfortable feeling? Had this several days. Today seems more problematic than yesterday. Last night I used a douche with warm water and a teaspoon or so of plain vinegar. Felt better then, but after AM shower it is more uncomfortable than yesterday. I am female, age 78. Still a little sexually active.
JA: How long have you been dealing with the burning? Are you experiencing any other discomfort?
Customer: This is about the 6 day. No other discomfort. Previously not as much as today.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I am relatively healthy. HB pressure, managed by doctor medication; also cholesterol, managed by medication; glaucoma managed by medication.
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Medical
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
10/6/2016
Doctor: Dr. Norm S., Doctor replied 1 year ago
Dr. Norm S.
Dr. Norm S., Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 11,257
Experience: Over 30 years of experience in OB/GYN practice.
Verified

When was your last pelvic exam?

Do you use any hormones?

Have you ever had a yeast infection? Thank you.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Last pelvic exam many years ago. At the last visit the doctor told me that I did not need to see her. I believe she was intimating that because of my age, I should seek someone else. But so far I have not. I do not take hormones and never have. Yes I have had yeast infections in my earlier/mid years. None in at least the 5 years or so.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Please give answer here or in an e-mail msg. to me. Thank you.
Doctor: Dr. Norm S., Doctor replied 1 year ago

After menopause, it's common to get vaginal irritation and burning due to low estrogen. The low estrogen results in very thin, brittle vaginal tissues that are prone to irritation and infection. If that's the cause, it can be resolved using vaginal estrogen cream.

Yeast infections are a common cause of vaginal burning and itching. They can usually be resolved using yeast medications.

There are other causes of vaginal burning and irritation, such as lichen sclerosus. This usually causes a slight whitish appearance to the area around the vaginal entrance. It's treated with certain steroid creams.

Sometimes itching and irritation are due to contact dermatitis, which is when the skin is reacting to something that came in contact, such as soap, cream, laundry products, etc. That's treated by removing the cause and using 1% hydrocortisone cream.

So I would recommend seeing a doctor to figure it out. An exam plus a smear of vaginal secretions will usually tell the cause, and then treatment can be directed to the cause.

In the meantime, sitting in warm water with epsom salts will usually be soothing and healing, regardless of the cause. Best wishes.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Ask Dr. Norm S. Your Own Question
Dr. Norm S.
Dr. Norm S.
Dr. Norm S., Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 11,257
11,257 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Over 30 years of experience in OB/GYN practice.

Dr. Norm S. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Board Certified Physician

51,160 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

Dr Basu

Dr Basu

Experienced Specialist

20,734 satisfied customers

MD

Dr. David

Dr. David

Board Certified Physician

224 satisfied customers

Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications

Dr. D. Love

Dr. D. Love

Doctor

17,064 satisfied customers

Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Doctor

13,486 satisfied customers

20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.

< Previous | Next >

Related Medical Questions
Ow to prevent recurrence of BV. taking refresh for 60
Ow to prevent recurrence of BV. taking refresh for 60 days,tummy probiotics, and cranberry extract... … read more
Doctor John MD
Doctor John MD
Urgent Care and Sports Medicine Doctor
Doctoral Degree
490 satisfied customers
Does this cost money? I've been having very painful
I've been having very painful intercourse (the pain feels like it is around my rihmght ovary akd pain inside tje vagina as well) for a few months now (female) and random sharp pains on my lower right side, and this morning i am having diarrhea where it's kind of explosive (tmi sorry) but there's a lot of yellowish paleish white and very small clumps of normal coloured stool Is this related to the other pain? … read more
Dr Stan
Dr Stan
DO
2,246 satisfied customers
I am a 63 year old woman, post-menopausal now for about 6
Greetings, I am a 63 year old woman, post-menopausal now for about 6 years. In the last few months I have been noticing a foul odor from my vaginal area. If I take a douche it goes away for about a da… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,033 satisfied customers
Me again, 2 1/2 days on diflucan - minor improvements. Said
Me again, 2 1/2 days on diflucan - minor improvements. Said no difference between yesterday and today. She has appointment with GYN Tuesday. I'm freaking out.… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,033 satisfied customers
What causes vaginal itching in someone who is not sexually
What causes vaginal itching in someone who is not sexually active and has had a complete hysterectomy ? … read more
Medicaldoctor
Medicaldoctor
postgraduate resident,MD
Master\u0027s Degree
91 satisfied customers
I have total hysrectomy on 26 july 2016 which followed with
I have total hysrectomy on 26 july 2016 which followed with slight bleeding for 2 months after that i have been having thick yellowish discharge not that smelly .pepsmear was done and prep thin vault … read more
Dr.Saleem
Dr.Saleem
Consultant Cardiologist
Doctoral Degree
729 satisfied customers
Does a 70 year old woman who is not need to douche ever? I
Does a 70 year old woman who is not sexual need to douche ever? … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,360 satisfied customers
I believe I have recurring vaginitis but whenever I'm tested
I believe I have recurring vaginitis but whenever I'm tested at the gynecologist's office, the tests are negative.… read more
Dr Stan
Dr Stan
DO
2,246 satisfied customers
Last night I had unprotected sex with someone who has HSV 2.
Last night I had unprotected sex with someone who has HSV 2. Is there anything I can do now to attempt to avoid contracting … read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
6,801 satisfied customers
I'm on day 3 of metronidazole gel for BV & day 3 of cipro
I'm on day 3 of metronidazole gel for BV & day 3 of cipro 250 mg PO for UTI. This ask came about from a recent new boyfriend & spending a wk together w a lot of Intercourse. Now I also have a YI, & go… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
6,801 satisfied customers
Am having smelling waterish discharge and my urine smells
Good morning... Please am having smelling waterish discharge and my urine smells too... D colour of d urine is very yellowish … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,360 satisfied customers
MI took too much Humulin N at bedtime. What should II douch
mI took too much Humulin N at bedtime. What should II douch Humulin N at bedtime what should I do? … read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,618 satisfied customers
I'm a bit scared to go to the actual doctor surgery, ever
Hi I'm a bit scared to go to the actual doctor surgery, ever since I can remember I have had a very bad smelling odour down my vagina and I alsways get really wet I wear a pad everyday just so it does… read more
Dr. Norm S.
Dr. Norm S.
Doctor
11,257 satisfied customers
I was wondering if douching could cause a miscarriage? Well
I was wondering if douching could cause a miscarriage? … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,360 satisfied customers
Can you douche when you have a pessary, if so what can you
Can you douche when you have a pessary, if so what can you use? … read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
13,486 satisfied customers
I am 44 and have cytolitic vaginosis ( overgrowth of
Hi there, I am 44 and have cytolitic vaginosis ( overgrowth of lactobacillus in the vagina)negative for yeast and BV . What is the best way to treat it that you found worked for your patients? Christi… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
6,801 satisfied customers
Second opinion] Is vaginal bleeding normal after douching?
Second opinion] Is vaginal bleeding normal after douching? … read more
Dr. Ravoof
Dr. Ravoof
Doctoral Degree
1,880 satisfied customers
This is what happened my period went off and i douched when
Ok this is what happened my period went off and i douched when it was off so i started getting this discharge or i thouhgt it was a yeast infection so i did the one day monostat treatment but it still… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,360 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x