About a month ago we switched to a different toilet paper.
Last week I started having a burning, itchy feeling externally. I am using an OTC product twice a day and it is helping. Te problem is, we are still using the same toilet paper. Could this be causing my problem?
Or could it be caused from my husband being on strong antibiotics 2 weeks ago?
It actually could be a bacterial infection, in that case you have to go on medicine from your doctor. This happened to be once and i thought I had a yeast infection, but after using the OTC product it didnt go away. I went to my doctor and found out it was a bacterial infection which was caused my the new soap i was using!!
Is your toilet paper scented? If it is, this can trigger yeast infections and vaginal washed bought OTC can too. Something about the chemicals in them reduces the PH in the vagina and causes yeast to build up. My GP told me this a few months ago. Perfumed soap can do it too.
I;d definitely go to the doctor - one simple swab and it will test for yeast infections and two very common bacterial infections - trich and bacterial vaginosis. If you have a yeast infection, the doctor can give you a perscription for Diflucan - it's a simple one-time pill you take orally.. it beats any OTC remedy anyday! If you have one of the last two infections - antibiotics will need to be given out. But absolutely go to your doctor! Prolonging the time you have with one of these pesky infections may cause long-term damage if left too long untreated.
I'd definitely second mystictiger's suggestion! The perfumes' could be a problem, but the paper (cotton) itself could be also. I no longer use Conttonelle because fibers were left on my skin, and these fibers held moisture/bacteria causing irritation. I switched tp, and no more problems....
You can check for paper residue left behind by rinsing the area with a dark colored wet washcloth...immediate feedback and cheaper than a doctor's visit.
Of course, if your symptoms don't improve in a couple of days, I'd call the doctor, also.
no scented toilet paper...or soap.. I was told by my doctor to use a squirt bottle filled with warm water to rinse down there as often as I needed and pat dry....it soothing and I think it helps keep the " bad germs" away........
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