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Kumiko
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Lately I am extremely confused with my body. I've been noticing that my vagina seems dry (if that makes sense?) and every once in a while it will itch really badly and there will be a very faint smell. Also, there are little white balls sometimes, kinda like tissue paper. It's not "cottage cheese-like" or anything. I would think this is a yeast infection or something but that doesn't make a lot of sense to me. A couple months ago I used a cream called Vagisil (I think that was its name) and everything was fine for a while. I also wash regularly so it's not as if I'm not keeping clean.

Any ideas on what this could be?

I've tried to look up some information on it on other sites but nothing really helped. =/
Thank you in advance! [Smile]

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Heather
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When it comes to genital infections, hygiene is only some of the issue: people who wash every day can still land infections. We can also get imbalances sometimes: where we don't have an infection, but our pH levels are just a bit out of whack.

It does sound like you might have a borderline yeast infection, so my advice would be to have a doctor check things out. Do you want to talk about why a yeast infection wouldn't make sense to you? They're really very common (and actually start in your guts, rather than your genitals: this is one of the infections where you washing can really make little difference).

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Kumiko
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A yeast infection didn't make sense to me at first because I thought I had already gotten rid of it a while back. But if my pH levels are out of whack,
is there anything I could do to make them
normal again?
Thank you! [Big Grin]

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Heather
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Vagisil won't get rid of a yeast infection: it can treat the symptoms, but it doesn't address the infection itself at all.

Was that the only thing you tried to do? Were you ever diagnosed by a healthcare provider? We can't tel you how to deal with whatever this is without first knowing what it is, and you need someone to diagnose you to know that.

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