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What have I got? small red spots on my labia, itchy when touched. increased amounts of white/ yellowy discharge, no smell

im 17 and I'm new here. Over the past 3 days I have developed a rash like thing on my labia which causes me very mild discomfort randomly in the day, however, when touched it is very itchy and tender. I also have an increased amount of discharge, which doesn't have a smell, and appears white but yellow on toilet paper/ on my pants.

I am sexually active and we do not use condoms, but we are each others first partners and have been having sex for a year with out repercussions. 2 weeks ago I developed thrush, which was confirmed by my school nurse from my descritpions. I used the cream and took the pill and within a week the symptoms had gone, although I think I maintained an increased amount of discharge. I then continued having sex. This sunday/ monday I noticed slowly increasing amounts of discharge and the development of the spots.

What do I have and what can I do?

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Presumably you have acceptable and effective contraception?

As an [old] male I think that as long as both of you are only with each other it is highly highly unlikely that you have a Sexually Transmitted Disease. Was your b/f treated when you had thrush? I seem to recall that was what they did all those years ago!

You seem to have done everything correctly and you are to be commended by talking to the school nurse. Either speak to her [?] again or you can simply get the pill and cream over the counter at the pharmacy. Use some of the cream if so on your b/f and use condoms [I know I know] until any infection is gone. If this is not the situation then both of you need to go together to a Sexually Transmitted Disease clinic [sometimes called Genito Urinary medicine]. But please do not worry. There is a lot of hype about these infections but you can - if you wish - search the internet for the actual frequency.