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Query about vaginal discharge and itching - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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User :   I have vaginal itching, slight soreness and slight discharge. The itching is getting worse and now I have slight bleeding. What could I have?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read the query
Doctor :   I have few questions for you
Doctor :   Which was your first symptom and when did it start?
User :   Itching started 48 hours ago I have tried canesten Cream for 1 day (6 day treatment)
Doctor :   What is your age and are you sexually active?
User :   23 Same partner for 3 years sexually active
Doctor :   Can you describe the discharge?
Doctor :   Color, texture and how many pads per day?
User :   The discharge has just turned into blood
User :   It was white before
Doctor :   Is it thick or thin watery?
User :   thick
Doctor :   Is it curdy earlier?
User :   ?
User :   ?
Doctor :   Curd like
User :   whats curd like?
Doctor :   Yogurt like
User :   no
Doctor :   The description seems to be Candidiasis
User :   it was creamy but I thought that might have been the cream i was taking
Doctor :   I suggest you continue the same cream
Doctor :   for three more days
Doctor :   and because of intense itching the white has turned to blood streaks
Doctor :   Did you scratch?
User :   yes
User :   a little bit
Doctor :   Yes this turned it from white to blood streaks
User :   what can i use to stop itching
Doctor :   You can use any Over the counter Antihistamines like Claritin
Doctor :   Caladryl Lotion over the itchy area with wisp of cotton
User :   and what exactly is Candidasis
Doctor :   It is a fungal infection which is most common amongst sexually active women
User :   So it should stop within days?
Doctor :   Yes at least four days
Doctor :   Otherwise you need oral antibiotics
User :   I was taking anti biotics for a tooth problem before this
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Ive had this before but this time ts much worse how can I prevent it
Doctor :   The organism differ from vaginal infection and dental infection
Doctor :   Personal hygiene takes lot of importance to prevent candidiasis
User :   how can i prevent this in the future as i had it last time i took anti biotics
Doctor :   Avoid persistent and excessive moisture in the genital area by wearing underwear or pantyhose with cotton crotches
Doctor :   Over use of antibiotics sometimes deplete the useful bacteria in the vagina
Doctor :   which can result in candidiasis
Doctor :   Avoid wearing wet bathing suits or exercise clothing for long periods of time
User :   so is thi thrush
Doctor :   Yes Thrush is common name of candidiasis
Doctor :   Did you follow?
User :   yes thankyou and the caladryl cream will help with itching?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   along with Claritin or Bendaryl
User :   and if its not better in 4 days do i go to the doctor
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Cut down your nails so that it avoid scratching
User :   ok thankyou for your help
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