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Sore and swollen vagina - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   hi i have a bit issue with my..... you know
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   how do i know that your a real Dr. though
Doctor :   I am a qualified and registered medical practitioner. I can send you my degree certificate copy by email. It will be up to you to decide whether you would like to follow our suggestions or not.
User :   ok thanks just making sure
User :   i havent had sex with my husband in like 12 days
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and i woke up a couple days ago and my vagina is sore and swollen
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   24
Doctor :   Since how long are you having this? IS there any burning, itching or discharge from it?
User :   its been 2 days it doesnt burn or itch or no discharge
User :   not that i can see anyway cuz i am on my period
Doctor :   Did the soreness start with the periods itself?
User :   no a day before my peroid
Doctor :   Is there any other symptom present other than this? Are your periods normal?
User :   yes its normal its just red and swollen. its just feels sore
User :   everything seems from the outside meaning the lip
Doctor :   It can be due to any fungal, viral or bacterial infection or may be any allergy.
User :   i do have a history of UTI and bacterial infections
Doctor :   Do you have any problem in urination right now?
User :   not really
Doctor :   1)Wash your vagina and surrounding area with 1tbsp TEA TREE OIL dissolved in 1 glass of water twice a day.
Doctor :   1)DO not wear too tight undies.
Doctor :   3)Wash the area twice with any antibacterial soap and water twice and keep the area dry.
Doctor :   4)Have more of curd and curd items in diet.
User :   where can i get tea tree oil
Doctor :   5)Avoid having unprotected intercourse.
Doctor :   You can get in any body shop or Health care Shop.
User :   we always use condoms
User :   what do i have?
Doctor :   Since i am not examining it i cannot comment but it seems like an infection which can be either fungal, viral or bacterial.
Doctor :   If all these things do not help you at all then you need to get it examined and also may require investigations like PAP smear to confirm the cause.
Doctor :   If the symptoms like discharge from vagina and burning in urine is there then you need to get urine examination also done.
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have said?
User :   yes i am copying everything
User :   i have been drinking a lot of cranberry would that help?
Doctor :   Not really but you can continue, there is no harm in it.
User :   how long should i do what you just told me untill i see a result
Doctor :   6)Apply Vitamin E oil on the sore areas for soothing it.
Doctor :   You can see for 5 to 7 days but if the symptoms increase then go for examination.
User :   would Vaseline work
Doctor :   You can apply but not too much.
User :   thank you so much DrXXX
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   just one more thing. Is what i have common and is there a chance it might come back?
Doctor :   It is nothing to be worried of, infections are common, just you have to be Hygienic and keep the area clean and dry.
Doctor :   Also avoid using washrooms other than your home because women have the chances of getting UTI very soon.
Doctor :   Drink lots of water.
User :   i always thought i was very hygenic i guess not.
Doctor :   Water deficiency also makes prone to UTI and infections.
User :   thank you so much for all your help
User :   i will do exactly like you told me to.
Doctor :   No sometimes infection ca be caught from anywhere, even while having intercourse.
User :   i should remember that
Doctor :   No need to be worried oof.
User :   you just put me to ease
User :   Thank you
Doctor :   Take care.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
User :   you too
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