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Swollen red itchy vulva minora. STD?

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I had sex this past Saturday, today is now Thursday and my vulva minora is swollen and itchy red and irritated. It does not burn to urinate, however today I notic that I have broken skin on my vulva minora from scratching with tissue . Before I took a bath I squated and looked at my vagina it was like my vulva minoras was glued shut. It was so hard to pull them apart . I think I may have a std but I'm not sure. I'm very scared, I'm 17, and I only have ONE sex partner. Please tell me something ?????? . I think it may be trichaminosis I don't know how to spell it. My symptoms are a itchy swollen very moist and red vulva minora that sticks together like glue. I also have images if you need to see .

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Hello.
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From your description, it does seem like Trichominiasis.
However it will be better if you can share a high resolution image.
Then i can get back to you with the diagnosis and management.
InHouse Physician,
Regards.


Patient replied :

What causes trichaminiasis? How can I cure it? Is it curable? How can I sooth the terrible itching ? Can it be cured at home ? How long will it take to cure? Will it go away on its own ? I've never had an std before. So I'm freaking out over here.


I feel you have vulvovaginitis which is condition where there is irritation and itching of the genital area. Inflammation (irritation, redness or swelling) of the labia majora, labia minora, or perineal area can occur along with foul smelling vaginal discharge, discomfort or burning when urinating.Any inflamed area can bleed on touching especially on vigorous manipulation.
Candida albicans, which causes yeast infections, is one of the most common causes of vulvovaginitis. They present with genital itching and a thick curdy white vaginal discharge. They are treated with antifungal drugs which can be used orally or vaginally.
Another cause a common STD is Trichomoniasis, and it also presents with symptoms similar to yours.
Ideally you have to consult a gynecologist who can examine you directly and if required order a swab culture to confirm the organism. However if it is not possible i will advise the following for 5 days. Let me know if it is helpful,
1) Tab. Metronidazole 400 mg thrice daily after food for 5 days.
2) Candid-B cream for local application in the affected spot ( will reduce the redness, itching and prevent the fungal infection if any )
3) Maintain local hygiene. Wash the area with clean water. Avoid tight fitting under garments, and douching.
4) Tab. Claritin 10 mg once daily at bed time for 3 days.
Please take the above mentioned treatment. Your symptoms will subside. In case it does not you need to get the swab culture as i mentioned. Please do not worry, it is definitely treatable. The earlier you start the treatment, the better.
You will need your local doctor to write you a prescription for the drugs i mentioned.
Regards.


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
Experience: 
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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