A 45-year-old female has had vaginal itching for three years, and she has consulted a gynecologist, urologist, and dermatologist, and she took many courses of antibiotics and antifungals, but nothing helped. The itching starts at night, and she is realy suffering. What can she do?
I know it has been a while since you posted, but I was wondering how the patient is doing. Did she ever get the opportunity to see another doctor and inquire about non-infection related causes?? I am not a doctor and can't diagnose you, but both the soap theory and the possibilty of dryness/menopause seem reasonable. I would suggest a return visit to a physician to ask about the dryness. I think even the material of undergarments could be a factor with problems over that length of time.
Please consider returning to the community to let us know how things are going. I'm sure your patient's experience could be a great help to others!
Best of luck,
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She could be allergic to the soap she uses or it could be peri menopause. Peri Menopause will cause vaginal dryness, which in turn could cause itching.