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Preventive measures to be taken for vaginal yeast infection. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you.
User :   hello doctor...i was chatting with a doctor and the session ended abruptly.
Doctor :   There were some Technical issues from our end so please proceed
Doctor :   and if possible you could give me some detail as to what you were chatting on it will be good
User :   i was telling abt my prob of white discharge
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Please proceed
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User :   yes doctor
Doctor :   Can you continue
User :   i have this problem since many years
Doctor :   Is it fowl Smelling or having any itching sensation
User :   no doctor
Doctor :   How often do you get it and What treatment have you taken till now
Doctor :   What has been the Doctors diagnosis for this condition and have you got any investigations done for teh same
User :   its regular......i have not gone to any doctor till now
Doctor :   You say that you have had it for the last couple of years so have you not taken any treatment at all
Doctor :   Till date
Doctor :   Vaginal yeast infections are a common occurrence 75 percent of all women are likely to have at least one vaginal yeast infection, and up to 45 percent have two or more.
Doctor :   symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection include: Doctor :   1) Vaginal itch and/or soreness
2) Thick, white, cottage cheese ike discharge
3) Burning discomfort around the vaginal opening
4) Pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse.
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes doctor I am here
Doctor :   prevent vaginal yeast infections, you will need to follow this steps
Doctor :   Keep the external genital area clean and dry.
Doctor :   Avoid irritating soaps (including bubble bath), vaginal sprays and douches.
Doctor :   Change tampons and sanitary napkins frequently.
Doctor :   Always wipe from front to back.
Doctor :   Wear loose cotton (rather than nylon) underwear that doesn't trap moisture.
Doctor :   First and fore most that i would suggest you to do id to get to the Gynecologist and take the specimen and get it examined under the microscope
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   and based on the findings take appropriate antibiotics
Doctor :   that is very essential in your case
User :   medications are necessary doctor?
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done while I type the information you needed.
Doctor :   certainly very necessary for you since you have had it for quite some time now so i would suggest
Doctor :   you to get to the doctor and get the sample examined and take appropriate antibiotics
User :   ok doctor i ll do that.
Doctor :   Do you Swim
User :   no doctor
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   these are few things that you need to follow
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that we could help you with
User :   no thank u so much for your time
Doctor :   You are welcome. Please do let us know the progress after treatment has been initiated..
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