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Pregnant, vaginal itching, occasional white discharge. Suggestions? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Mar-2013
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Doctor:please proceed with the query.
User:hello Dr XXXXXXX ..
User:My wife is in 5th month of pregnency.. from last few days she is having lot of vaginal itching
User:any suggestions?
Doctor:ok, has she taken any medication for this.
Doctor:is there any discharge or any burning sensation while passing urine
User:there is some discharge sometimes... but it is not frequent
Doctor:what colour is it?
Doctor:she can use canesten cream over the area after bath and once in the night too
Doctor:also she should wash the area with mild antipseptic soap like dettol
Doctor:with hot water, and use only cotton under clothes
User:right... in between by any chance are there any side-effects of canesten cream?
Doctor:also she should drink lots of fluids to flush the infection.
Doctor:no there is no documented side effects till now
Doctor:also she might need oral antifungal medications
Doctor:which has to be prescribed by a Gyneac
Doctor:let her not use public toilets
Doctor:this will cause infections easily during pregnancy
Doctor:if it increases she will need to send a vaginal swab for culture and examination
Doctor:all infections during pregnancy should be carefully monitored
User:ok... so she can start using canesten now.. right?
Doctor:because it can spread to foetus
User:yeaa.. that's right
Doctor:if it does not reduce in few days, take her to a doctor
Doctor:do you have any more queries.
User:right... makes sense
User:yes.. she is also having back-ache from last couple of weeks
User:is it normal during pregnency?
Doctor:yes it is normal.
Doctor:let her take rest as often, is she working
User:no.. she is not working
User:any suggestions to reduce the intensity of pain?
Doctor:let her take rest, take is sufficient, as days go by it will increase,she can apply hot water bag on her back
Doctor:or use volini gel over the area
Doctor:let her use soft flat foot wear
Doctor:sit in a straight backed wooden or plastic chair
Doctor:not soft cushioned
Doctor:Do you have any more queries.
User:Thanks Doctor for your suggestions
User:no.. no more questions a sof now
Doctor:you are welcome
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