Is this part of a yeast infection/BV?
I have had what seemed exactly like a yeast infection (minus the discharge) once before while I was on antibiotics (that was the first time I ever took antibiotics). As I understand, that can easily be the cause and is what I attributed it to last time. Well, I just finished a week’s round of antibiotics this morning and whatever this issue is, seems to be peaking right about now.
I had an in-clinic abortion 7 days ago, everything went fine, that is why I’m on antibiotics. I have been wearing pads the past week but have had extremely minimal bleeding so I feel like it could be the combination of antibiotics and wearing pads for the first time in 5 years that is irritating my vagina but I’m not 100% sure. Anyhow, I got a shower about a half hour ago and just now reached down to adjust myself and noticed that the area that had previously just been irritated, the skin is now dry and almost seems like it wants to peel. There does not appear to be bumps or anything, and it isn’t particularly itchy and is not bothering me. But the “raised” dry skin concerned me when I first felt it. Obviously if this does not subside I will see a doctor Friday or whenever possibly, but tomorrow is a holiday so clearly that is why I’m asking Fluther. Also, when this happened last time, I was able to extremely easily cure it by putting a piece of garlic in my vag a couple times and the infection or imbalance or whatever went away almost immediately. Butttttt, I didn’t have this very dry “chaffing” feeling last time. I also wasn’t wearing pads last time I was taking antibiotics though, so I’m fairly sure that’s what it’s from but not 100% because if anything I’d say it’s much less itchy this time. Also, the raised chaffed skin is right below the vagina, and upon noticing I did put a tiny bit of face lotion on it and that seems to have soothed it some.
Um, I guess I just wonder if for the time being anyone has any input or personal experiences with this type of yeast infection, or any relief. Like I said it’s not particularly bothering me, but it did alarm me when I felt it.
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