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White discharge per vagina with foul smell - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello?
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   hi im having strong oders coming from my vagina (this is not a joke)
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   i dont believe its an std
Doctor :  
may i know your age?
User :   21
Doctor :  
Do you have any discharge ?
User :   yes, white..kind of thick
Doctor :  
Since when is this?
User :   when it first started it wasnt thick at all, it was like liquid almost
User :   maybe 2 weeks ago
Doctor :  
are you sexually active?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
You probably have infection.
User :   like yeast?
Doctor :  
Is it std or not only testing will detemine.
User :   i get regular std test
User :   i just had one lesa little over a month ago
Doctor :   Are you having fever?
User :   no
User :   its juss white discharge, with a really really strong oder
Doctor :  
You need to undergo a smear test on the discharge.
User :   those are the only symptoms
Doctor :   Yes i understand.
Doctor :   Only the result can determine the cause of the infection.
Doctor :  
I mean the result of the smear test.
Doctor :  
is there any other query?
Doctor :  
Are you there?

User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
User :   is there anything i can do for the time being to stop the discharge and odor?
User :   are you there?
Doctor :   for immediate relief of odor
User :   ???
Doctor :  
you can use antiseptic solution to wash the vagina
User :   what if I douche will that help?
Doctor :  
no it will increase your problem
User :   ok..what antiseptic solution do you recommend?
Doctor :  
the infection which is superficial will go deep
Doctor :  
savlon mix it in water
Doctor :  
one part savlon to three parts of water
User :   can i get savlon at a drug store?
Doctor :  
yes
Doctor :  
it is otc
User :   and the discharge..will it help with that also?
Doctor :  
you need to get the discharge examined for the causative organism
Doctor :  
and it should be identified
User :   yes, i cant get to the doctor until next week. Is there anything
User :   I can do about it now?
Doctor :   no problem
Doctor :  
you can use neosporin ointment
User :   in my vagina?
Doctor :   apply to the skin around the vagina
Doctor :  
with the diluted savlon solution you van wash the vagina
Doctor :  
you basically need antibiotic
User :   what does that mean?
User :   what do you mean by van wash the vagina?
Doctor :  
wash the vagina i mean
User :   ok
Doctor :   antibiotic
the choice is determined only after the smear examination of the discharge
Doctor :  
and both partners have to be treated
User :   So should I insert my fingers in the vagina when cleaning it with the savlon?
Doctor :   dont insert fingers
Doctor :  
let me explain you
User :   thank you
Doctor :   with two fingers widen the vagina and wipe of the discharge
Doctor :  
wash with soap
Doctor :  
and water
Doctor :  
with the diluted savlon solution you can wash the vagina
Doctor :  
do not insert finger
Doctor :  
apply the neosporin oientment to the skin around the vagina
Doctor :  
do you have pain or fever?
User :   the other day i had a strange feeling in my vagina, its wasnt really painful, kind of like a spasm or something
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
if you have pain or fever develops than you can take tylenol
User :   OK, so I usually wash with a wash cloth, can I do the same thing or do I need to put the Savlon in water and dip the wash cloth inside?
Doctor :   the vagina inside will be inflamed so be gentle while washing do not rub or wipe hard

Doctor :   yes you can use wash cloth
Doctor :  
be gentle while wiping ok
User :   ok
User :   do you mind if i repeat my understanding to you and you tell me if im clear (sorry im not used to having vaginal problems)
Doctor :   yes proceed

User :   I'm going to get antiseptic called Savlon, I'm going to put one quarter of the savlon and three quarters water on the washcloth, im going to wash gently. Then I'm going to rub the neosporin around my vagina.
Doctor :  
yes
User :   THANK YOU!
User :   I just have one other general question
Doctor :  
yes proceed
User :   Is it harmful to use a douche? (under different circumstances ofcourse)
Doctor :  
douche is not harmful to use
Doctor :  
but when there is infection it will do more harm than help
User :   ok. Thank you.
Doctor :  
so it is best avoided
Doctor :  
is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   nope thanks
Doctor :  
please fill the feed back form
Doctor :  
dont forget to visit doctor as you need antibiotics
Doctor :   thanks for consulting healthcare magic
Doctor :  
bye for now
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