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My vagina itches and burns after taking a shower tonight. The past few times I've showered, it burned when I peed right after washing it (but not beyond that). I thought it might have been a reaction to the soap I was using since it was a different brand than usual, so I switched, but it still burned afterwards, and tonight, it still burns even though I showered three hours ago. My pee is also cloudy, and has been off and on for the past few weeks. I'm not having any weird discharge, though, other than usual preggo stuff, and as far as I can tell there's no unusual smell. Could the burning and the cloudy pee be signs of an infection? It doesn't sound like yeast, could it be something else? Is there anything I can do about it without having to go to the doctor for a prescription?
 

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could be a UTI...If it isn't too bad cranberry juice helps
 

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Not to scare you but some STDs can produce similar signs with the itching and burning. If you're in a committed relationship I would bet UTI though.
 

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THanks gals, sounds like a UTI then. So I can just drink a bunch of cranberry juice and it will clear up? There's no danger to my baby? I've heard that yeast infections can cause premature labor if left untreated but never heard anything about UTIs.
 

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this is going to sound loony but a shot of apple cider viniger can clear up an infection. just make sure you have some bread and something to drink right after the shot.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">this is going to sound loony but a shot of apple cider viniger can clear up an infection. just make sure you have some bread and something to drink right after the shot.</div>
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That's not looney, it works! I've tried it before with good results.
 

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Well, I got my blood/urine/Pap results back today from my prenatal visit last Tuesday, and they all showed up clear. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> Which is odd, because I've been having these symptoms since before then.<br><br>
I suppose I might try the shot of apple cider vinegar, although it sounds really gross. Whatever works, I'm tired of this!
 

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I took the shot of apple cider vinegar two nights ago, but I still burned after washing myself last night. I'm starting to wonder if it's a reaction to the soap because it never burns at any other time except for after my shower. I already switched soaps once, maybe I should try another brand? What's a good non-allergenic soap?
 

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I use soap around the area, but not inside the labia at all. I've found that I'm very sensitive to ANY soap in that area. Just cleaning with your hand or a wash cloth should work fine without any soap.
 

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STOP using soap, don't use anything down there.<br><br>
I used to suffer really badly from something called vulvar vestibulitis which was really painful and I know that sometimes pregnancy can cause it. So thats a possibility.<br><br>
Anyway, usual advice with any weird burning down there is to just avoid using anything to clean the area with except for plain old water.
 

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yea, it really does not sound like a UTI or STI to me.<br><br>
i would stop with the soap, and rinse with 1:10 dilution of ACV.
 

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I had a baby.<br><br>
Sounds mad, but it was simply a vaginal birth that did it. I had suffered AWFULLY prior to the birth, it felt like I was on fire at times. After my first birth it just kinda vanished. If I am not careful with soaps etc it some times feels as if it is coming back but I remedy the situation quickly by leaving all nasty products out of my washing water.
 

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I'm TTC and praying that my course will be the same as yours. I've tried <i>everything</i> short of vestibulectomy (only someone who has had it can imagine the lengths we go to for treatment).
 

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Yes, vestibulectomy was something I was coming close too.......... However, while pregnant I started to get scared of giving birth while having vestibulitis, especially after a gynae told me I should have and epidural....... So I started to look into it a bit more and found that quite a few women do experience at least some relief of their symptoms after birth. I am so thankful lol because the thought of being like that for much longer was really freaking me out......<br><br>
I really hope it works out for you!!!!!!!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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it probably is the soap. i used a bath and body works scented soap on my arm pits and i swelled. so i now am using ivory and it made it better. i get super sensitive when i am pregnant.
 

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Well, whaddaya know...I didn't use soap on the inside of my labia last night, and no burning. Who'dathunk that if the soap burned, I shouldn't put it there! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
I'm still itchy, but at least I was able to pee after my shower without feeling like my crotch was on fire.<br><br>
The things I learn on MDC. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 
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