My Vagina has been raw and itchy for like a month, please help!

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Ok so this has been happening to me on and off for years since i was like 12 (before i had any sort of sexual interactions with anyone). The amount of time it takes to go away varies each time but this time it has lasted more than a month. I've never been able to go to a doctor while it has been happening and now with quarantine i can't but i need help. Has anyone seen anything like this before? It usually is just irritated skin until i scratch and then there are tiny surface level cuts which heal by the next day. My discharge changes too, it is white and very thick almost like cottage cheese. It doesn't smell it just really itches and when I wash the urge to itch goes away for a couple of hours making me think that maybe it is a bacterial infection. I've had sex with a milder outbreak of it before with multiple guys and none of them have gotten any sort of STI or STD, I have also gotten tested for the most common STIs and STDs and I was negative.


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    you may have yeast infection since the symptoms were itching and irritation. If your discharge is thick white like cottage cheese, could be yeast infection. Have you have sex with protection? And if i were you id try to get check with the doctor about it.

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    also try not to scratch it, i know its hard not to scratch since you have the urge to, but since your vigina is very sensitive, it would make it worse. is your vigina area has redness or anything?

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    hey its been raw and pink with cuts like those when you were a virgin too?

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    Dear el57233,

    The skin changes are typical of lichen simplex chronicus, which is the result of repetitive scratching and rubbing of the area. Common causes include skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis (allergy) as well as infections like thrush (candida). Treatment is to control the underlying skin condition, if present, and/or any infection like thrush. If you are experiencing recurrent thrush, may I ask if you've been checked for diabetes?

    Bottom line is you need to see a dermatologist, because some of these meds (steroids, antidepressants and antihistamines) require a prescription and supervised management:

    Potent topical steroids

    Coal tar preparations

    Moisturisers to relieve dryness and reduce desire to scratch

    Cooling creams containing menthol

    Antihistamine or tricyclic antidepressant



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