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Alergnon
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I've been experiencing smelly discharge, I know it's healthy to have discharge but to the point I can smell it while sitting down cross legged? I was thinking of buying over the counter oral medication for yeast infection. Someone told me a period can help clear the yeast infection, or help it, is that true? I woke up to my period, and I honestly need something, going to the washroom and once I sit, the smell is powerful. I'm not itchy all the time, sometimes I have a burning feeling.

1) Someone told me a period can help clear the yeast infection, or help it, is that true?

2) Should I take the oral medication while on my period or after? (the oral medication stays in your system for 3 months, I've taken it before and the 2nd or 3rd day I saw change)

3) What can help reduce yeast infections?


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Heather
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Self-treating a yeast infection with medication isn't something we advise, since a) if you don't have one, you can then wind up with one and b) if you have something else entirely, that'll go untreated.

So, instead we'd suggest you check in with a healthcare provider to find out what's going on.

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Alergnon
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I don't have a healthcare provider and I really don't want to go in a walk-in-clinic to be seen. I am applying for a Doctor since I moved and right now it's permanent, just need to find a Doctor, eye Doctor, Psychiatrist, Dentist and a therapist.

I am filling a online application for a doctor later this afternoon.

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Alergnon
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I've noticed and it doesn't happen often, when I have a tampon in around the tampon the skin inside, is itchy and a slight burning feeling. If, if... there was a infection of some sort could that cause itchiness like that?
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Saffron Raymie
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There are quite a few infections that have itchiness as a symptom. When is the soonest you can see the doctor you registered with online?

It also could be that the tampon is irritating you a little. Have you ever looked into alternatives like cloth pads, sea sponge tampons or menstrual cups?

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