Daily Health Tips: Genital Itching In Pregnancy


Q: Hope you are well Dr. My cousin is about 16 weeks pregnant and has been experiencing vaginal itching. She was given ‘Ny…..’ Vaginal tablets. How safe are they for a pregnant woman? And should she use all 14? Thank you.

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Q: Good afternoon Dr. Please, I am 32wks pregnant but recently my vagina started itching me and there is this milky thing which has odour that normally comes out. I am not comfortable with it. Please ma’am, what is the cause and solution to this? Thanks

A: In pregnancy, the decrease in tolerance to glucose which may occur, means that the vagina has a rich supply of sugar which encourages the fungi to grow and multiply as they love the dark, warm, moist and rich environment 😀

Usually, there is yeast (fungi) in the vagina and they generally mind their own business until something comes along to disturb the peace of the environment. This disturbance can be in the form of abuse of antibiotics (which kills off the good bacteria that hold the fungi at bay causing them to take over and overgrow the environment) or even in pregnancy (where the…

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