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Deep vaginal Itching - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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User :   I feel an itch deep inside my vagina that has worsened the past 2 days after using monistat
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   should I continue using monistat 7?
User :   or is it something else?
User :   there
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms apart from the itching?
User :   no, smell no discharge
User :   the outside of my vagina is itchy too the internal part znf vaginal cavity
User :   and*
Doctor :   2 explanations why this could happen are
Doctor :   1. Monistat has not been effective in treating the fungi
Doctor :   2. You may be experiencing allergic symptoms towards Monistat.
User :   ok
User :   I originally used the 3 day treatment suppositories although I remember a doctor saying those are not as effective so I used the first dose of the 7 day today
User :   no as effective as the 7 days of the cream
User :   the last time I did the suppository was last night
User :   and just did the creme a few minutes ago
Doctor :   Yes, suppositories are not effective as local creams, which are inturn less effective than oral drugs.
User :   okay so maybe Ill just keep using the cream and hope for some improvement
User :   I am 2 hours away from the doctor and dont want to drive 2 hours tomorrow after work to have them tell me to use what I am already doing
Doctor :   Before you try the cream, I would suggest you to use the cream on a small patch of the skin.
User :   okay and see if I am allergic
Doctor :   watch out for signs of hypersensitivity.
Doctor :   Symptoms such as itching, redness means that you are allergic.
User :   okay thank you
User :   is this a yeast infection without the discharge?
User :   or an odor?
Doctor :   Yes, initially yeast infection can present as an itching alone.
User :   ok i have it on my skin and it is not responding to the cream like it is allergic to it
Doctor :   You need to wait for 20 to 30 minutes, before you exclude hypersensitivity reaction.
User :   ok
Doctor :   If you do not develop any symptoms after half an hour, then you may try the cream.
User :   would the doctor prescribe a different tx than cream for symptoms like mine?
Doctor :   If you persist to have the symptoms despite the cream usage or if you develop symptoms such as burning sensation or pain while passing urine, discharge,
Doctor :   doctor will recommend you few tests such as urine test and swab test on the discharge.
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   He may then change the antiobiotic/fungicidal
Doctor :   or suggest you an oral medication.
Doctor :   Hence watch out for those symptoms.
Doctor :   You need to consider consulting a doctor, if such symptoms develop.
User :   ok thanks so much
Doctor :   And lastly, I recommend you to avoid any sexual activity till you are full recovered.
Doctor :   Hope it is clear.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   thanks so much :)
User :   no that does it!
User :   appreciate it
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   bye
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