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What is the treatment for recurrent boils in the vaginal area abnd will betnovate help?

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hi doc. I hae have reoccurring boils ,lumps .on my vaginal area. some time it gets so problematic to sit. it has pus int. it is happening since last 10 months. i am using betnovate n since last week.
Posted Thu, 9 Jan 2014 in Women's Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 26 minutes later
Brief Answer: DETAILED BELOW Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for writing to us with your health query. Betnovate would have generally no effect on boils, as boils indicate infection, and betnovate is a steroid, it can even flare up and worsen the problem. Recurrent boils in the vaginal area could be due to folliculitis. This is infection of the hair follicles which are present in the area. You might be more prone to it, if you shave frequently. Maintain meticulous perineal hygiene. Get your blood sugars tested. Wear cotton underpants and change them frequently to avoid dampness. Do not use soaps, gels, cleansers, douches on the private parts. Clean gently with lukewarm water and XXXXXXX dry with a soft towel. Avoid unprotected sex, till the boils heal. IF sexually active, please have STD screening for yourself and your partner. Get your partner's blood sugars also tested. You might be having allergy to latex present in condoms, tissue paper, sanitary napkins, tampons, soaps etc. Change sanitary napkins frequently during periods, and use a local dusting powder like Neosporin to keep the area dry. Apply Betadine or Metrogyl antibiotic cream on the boils. Do not itch , handle or scratch them. If they do not respond , or recur frequently, then you might need systemic ( oral ) antibiotics to clear the persistent infection. Please see a gynecologist for the local examination and a vaginal swab which will identify the offending organism. DO NOT self medicate. Popping the boils, and spilling pus on the adjacent normal skin will lead to spread of infection. All the best. PLease feel free to discuss further.
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THANK yOU. DOC. REALLY THIS INFORMATION VERY USEFUL TO ME. i AM ALLREADY USING CLEN & DRY POWDER. NOW WILL USE BETADINE SOLUTION ON IT.
 
 
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Brief Answer: DETAILED BELOW Detailed Answer: Hello Thank you for the appreciation. Use Betadine / Metrogyl cream, not solution. Please feel free to contact me directly anytime, using the following link - WWW.WWWW.WW
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