When you have a burning and itching sensation “down there,” you’re anxious to get rid of it! Besides being incredibly uncomfortable, you must also refrain from sexual activities until you know why you’re having such symptoms.

Burning and itching in or around your vagina can have several causes, such as yeast infections, bacterial infections, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), skin irritation, and more. So how do you know the cause?

Yeast infections are very common for women and girls in their reproductive years. The yeast Candida overgrows in the vaginal area and causes an infection. Common symptoms include:

  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Thick, white discharge that has a cottage cheese consistency
Yeast infections can be treated with antifungal medication prescribed by your doctor.
It’s easy to dismiss an STD for a yeast infection because they share many of the same symptoms. However, STDs like trichomoniasis, herpes, genital warts, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, won’t go away with antifungal medication, and left untreated, these STDs can cause significant harm to your body. Signs that your symptoms are caused by an STD and not a yeast infection include:
  • Pain
  • Burning with urination
  • Discharge may be green, white, or yellow, and may have a foul odor
  • Abnormal bleeding or spotting

Of course, you can be confident in your STD status by taking an STD test.

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