Desquamative vaginitis

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After suffering for 7 months with a mystery vaginal yeast infection, i finally got to see a gynae who thinks i might have desquamative vaginitis.

I was treated with 7 days of clindamycin cream, which helped. However, its come straight back. The dr said that its very hard to treat and the very few people she has seen with it still have it.

I'm so upset and worried and can't stand the thought of living like this for the rest of my life.

Has anyone else had this? Thank you x

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    sorry, its not a mystery yeast infection!

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    bumping this since im going through the same. any updates?

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    YES! I have had this for three years. Tons of tests, all negative. Nobody knows what it is. Although I was finally diagnosed a couple weeks ago with desquamative inflammatory vaginitis too. I have a microscope where I do my own wet preps at home. Yes, I'm that desperate. Did anything happen around the time that your symptoms first began? New partner, stress, etc.? Mine happened one week after an extremely stressful event. Symptoms were/are: white pasty discharge that feels like it's burning my vulva, swelling, redness, irritation, burning with urination. It also felt like cuts with lemon and stabbing (either inside vagina or urethra, or both). But that has gone away. Please tell us your symptoms and what you think may have caused it. Thank you!

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    I've been also diagnosed with desquamative vaginitis, also clindamycin. I'm taking the antibiotic once a week for two months, I don't know your doctors directions but apparently it should help "killing" it.

    Any more cases with wrinkled/shriveled vulvar skin caused by DIV?

    Please update if anyone has new info, I'll do same.

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