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Blisters around my vagina, burning sensation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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User :   hi.. since yesterday i have developed blisters around my vagina. its painful has a burning sensation.. painful while moving around or touch, i would like to know that is there any medicine i can buy and administer myself, just avoiding going to a gynacologist.
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Are the blisters water filled ?
User :   they r leavin stains on my underwear
Doctor :   ok, are they filled with any fluid or pus ?
User :   fluid yes.. pus no
Doctor :   ok, Is there redness surrounding them ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok,may i know your age and are you sexually active ?
User :   im 30
User :   yes
Doctor :   The lesions could be HERPES , you have to visit a gynecologist
User :   ohk
Doctor :   meanwhile you can apply ZOVIRAX oint which will help
User :   what would b the treatment like
Doctor :   but the ointment alone is not the treatment , you have to be put on oral antivirals
Doctor :   oral antivirals only
Doctor :   tablet form
User :   ok i read somwr tht its not curable
Doctor :   no it is curable , but chances of recurrence and communicability are high
User :   oral antivirals.. you cant prescribe to me?
User :   ok
Doctor :   antivirals need a written prescription and also the diagnosis has to be confirmed by physical examination
User :   ok
Doctor :   before writing the medicine
User :   i live in chandigarh, so would you suggest any doctor?
Doctor :   please wait a minute i will search the best for you
User :   thank u
User :   ive recently got engaged...
User :   ok thanks
User :   we were sexually active last week
Doctor :   do not worry , and also abstain from intercourse til you are completely treated
User :   im facing this situation fr d first time
User :   cud he be the reason?
Doctor :   or better advice him to get examined and treated as well
Doctor :   yes, there are chances where he could be the reason
User :   he cud blame me fr givin it to him
User :   the last time we had sex ws on 20th feb. the first 16th feb. before ths he said he hdnt done it in 2 for me i hdnt in
User :   how long does it take for the symptoms to show?
Doctor :   minimum of 2 weeks
User :   hws tht possible in ths case
Doctor :   16th feb could be a possibility
User :   he had something happening on his mouth after 16th feb fr sure.. he said its vitaamin c deficiency or smthng
Doctor :   very rarely it can present early too , specially in first timers
Doctor :   herpes can be presented in oral cavity as small ulcers or even with the lesions like you have
User :   omg
User :   what to do now... i never got it before..
Doctor :   do not worry proceed as i advised
Doctor :   also ask him to get treated
User :   what would be the treatment for him
Doctor :   the same , if he too is confirmed of the same infection
User :   ok
User :   how long does it take fr d blisters to go away
Doctor :   not more than a 5 days to week if put on treatment
User :   ok
User :   should abstain myself from sex with him
User :   ?
Doctor :   yes, as i advised earlier
User :   no i mean forever?
Doctor :   no not at al . i meant til the infection is completely gone
User :   ok.. but does it affect my reproductive abilities in the long run..
Doctor :   not at al
User :   ok
Doctor :   but maintaining good hygiene will prevent recurrences
User :   ok what all ensures good hygiene.. other than regular showers n change of underwear..
Doctor :   single partner relation , washing hands before foreplay , using more than 2 pads a day during periods
User :   ok
Doctor :   is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   no thanks
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
User :   sure.. thnks again
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
User :   bye..
Doctor :   do not worry , it very common infection
User :   :)
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