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Dermatitis in the vagina - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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User :   I am 47 (almost 48) and currently suffering with what appears to be vaginitis (self-diagnosed). I had this about 2 months ago, so bad that I went to the emergency room. At that time, I believe I accidentally went to close the vaginal area when applying a scented body lotion. It was not yeast. They said it was a dermatitis. I have the same thing now, and the pain is excruciating. Symptoms include redness, itching, pain, swelling. On top of it, I have my period. What is the best treatment? The first time I tried Monostat, Vagisil, then was told by the ED MD to try Aquaphor. I put ice packs and cold water papertowels to help relieve the pain, but nothing helps the itching! What works the best?
Doctor :   HI,
Doctor :   Dr
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Let me read your query for few minutes to be able to have a good discussion here
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any discharge per vagina ?
User :   just from my period
Doctor :   ok, so you say the redness and swelling is only on the outer part ?
User :   it is on the entire outer area and somewhat on the interior of the vaginal opening
Doctor :   are there any blisters over the affected area ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok,
User :   some bleeding happens when I scratch too much
Doctor :   ok, yes, its dermatitis
Doctor :   and i would advice to continue gauze dippings spreading over the area along with
Doctor :   cream named ZOLE F ( Micanazole nitrate ) twice a day
User :   will taking a benadryl help the itching? The creams don't seem to help. Is the medication prescription?
Doctor :   also apply Calamine lotion over the area at times other than applying the ZOLE F ointment
Doctor :   yes, it will help , may have an additive effect , creams are must for recovery
User :   should I avoid sitz baths?
Doctor :   i do not see use
Doctor :   better avoid
User :   Is a pad or a tampon better for use?
Doctor :   cold water guaze dippings is what you need
Doctor :   yes, pad or tampoon will work
User :   ok - thank you.
Doctor :   just take care that you do not allow the area to be damp all the time as it can aggravate the problem
Doctor :   the dipping should b only temporary there
User :   so dry is better? what about aquaphor? do not use it?
Doctor :   avoid it if you go for calamine lotion
User :   calamine is better for itching, correct?
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   and also change your inner wears to new all of them
Doctor :   old ones can cause recurrence
User :   would this have anything to do with my age and being peri menopausal?
Doctor :   you are right
Doctor :   low estrogen levels do pose such problems
User :   should I see my gynecologist?
Doctor :   follow my advice for 3 days if no relief found then visit your gynecologist
User :   Ok - thank you!
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting ,me ,.kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   bye
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