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Iro
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Hi,

I, unfortunantly, got my first yeast infection a little over a month ago and basically used some home remedies (took homeopathic oral treatment and apple cider vinegar douche) and all of the internal problems went away but soon after I realized my labia started to feel itchy again. When I checked it out, I realized it looked much like it did when I had the yeast infection, swollen, red and dry. They're are a few small bumps (they don't itch at all) but I shave so that tends to happen now and again.

Can yeast grow on skin? And if so, what can I do to get rid of it? If not, could this something more serious? I am sexually active but my partner and I use condoms each and every time we have sex and we were both virgins before we became active with each other.

Help!

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Leabug
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(For the record, you should NEVER douche with anything, let alone vinegar. It upsets the pH balance in your vagina, and also kills good bacteria, which can lead to MORE yeast infections!)

I'm not sure whether or not you have another yeast infection, but I do know that there are plenty of skin conditions related to yeast (you can get yeast infections in your mouth and throat too, for example, it's called thrush).

As per treatment of yeast infections, check out this link:
http://www.scarleteen.com/infection/fbi_yeast.html

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Heather
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Were you diagnosed as having a yeast infection? If not, it's not sound to assume that's what it is the first time. You could have a different sort of infection entirely.

So, best bet is to go see your gynecologist now and get diagnosed by a healthcare pro.

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Iro
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leabug: thanks for the link

Heather: I did talk to my doctor about it and he did say it was a yeast infection, but I think I'm definitely going to go to the gynecologist and get looked at.

Thanks [Smile]

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Heather
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But did he actually have a look?

That's pretty important, especially if you're sexually active: remember that condoms reduce the risk of infection -- they don't eradicate it.

So, it's pretty vital that the doc you have for your sexual health knows when to take a look (and also knows that when you're sexually active and having infection symptoms, it's key to look for everything). Diagnosing a yeast infection over the phone is pretty iffy, at best.

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Yeast infections can come from a lot of sources. Although not mentioned specifically in the following link I would suggest that you make sure, if you have a sex partner, to demand that his hands and genitals are squeaky clean.

http://www.medicinenet.com/yeast_vaginitis/article.htm

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