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Preventive measures for vaginal candidiasis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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User :   Hello,
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.XXX.
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   Hi, I want to ask a question
User :   it's pretty common, as I've seen, but I can't go to a doctor to test this.
User :   my vagina has some white solid stuff, it doesn't really itch.
User :   it smells strange, though.
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   i'm 16
Doctor :   Does it happen frequently?
User :   yes, for about 6 months.
User :   and everyda
User :   everyday*
Doctor :   Does the stuff has cheezy appearance?
User :   yes it does.
Doctor :   Do you have regular menstrual periods?
User :   you mean like pasty?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Do you use vaginal tampons?
User :   yes, it looks pasty.
User :   I used to,
Doctor :   Do you have regular menstrual periods?
User :   I don't keep track of if, but I feel like I don't
Doctor :   Are you sexually active with a partner?
User :   No, I don't have encounters with other person.
Doctor :   DO you have this white stuff coming out of vagina in bigger amount
User :   well it sticks on my underwear
User :   and it's about one inch long.
Doctor :   What do you do to remove it
User :   I put it in the laundry machine.
Doctor :   Do you have pain or burning sensation?
Doctor :   Do you have pain during urination?
User :   no I don't feel any pain.
Doctor :   I think you might have a vaginal candidiasis
Doctor :   but I am not sure , as it has not foul smell
Doctor :   Vaginal candidiasis should better be treated with simple anti fungal creams
User :   it does have a smeel
User :   smell*
User :   kind of a weird one.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Over the counter antifungal creams work for you
Doctor :   They can be put as a vaginal suppository
Doctor :   I am worried if you say that you have this for last 6 months
Doctor :   so I suggest you get examined and see if it is really a yeast infection
Doctor :   or something which needs a prescription medicine
Doctor :   It is most commonly a yeast ( vaginal candidiasis) which can be easily confirmed by physical examination by Doctor or Nurse.
User :   I really want to, but I'm partly too shy to go
Doctor :   It is easy to treat
Doctor :   You can see a Nurse practitioner
Doctor :   It is nothing to feel shy about, you know this is common in 90% of women
Doctor :   and they have nearly 4 to 5 episodes of candidiasis in their life time
Doctor :   so do not feel shy about it
Doctor :   The Doctor that you see have seen thousands of people with thrush
Doctor :   and you are not the one
User :   Do you have any specific name of product that I could by without prescription?
Doctor :   XXX.
Doctor :   Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing (e.g., panty hose) that does not allow air circulation. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until the infection is healed. \Avoid getting this medication in the eyes, nose, or mouth.
User :   thank you,
Doctor :   After you use this if you feel more burning and rashes
Doctor :   please stop it as you may be allergic to this drug
Doctor :   see the doctor immediately
User :   yeah ok.
User :   do you have any advice in cleaning?
Doctor :   Insert the ointment into the vagina using the applicator as directed.
Doctor :   Read the instructions carefully before using it
Doctor :   You can use a sanitary napkin to prevent the medication from staining your clothing but do not use a tampon.
Doctor :   If the infection does not clear up after you have finished one course of therapy, or if it appears to get worse, see your doctor. You may have another type of infection
Doctor :   You have to use this only once, as it is a stat dose
Doctor :   Are you with me?
Doctor :   Did you follow my instructions?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Good
User :   I'm copying it down.
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with
User :   do you have any suggestion in feminine cleanser/
Doctor :   As said the area should have enough natural air, so wear cotton clothes
Doctor :   Do not use any cleansers
Doctor :   for few days
Doctor :   They actually damage the bacterial balance and leads to such vaginal infections
User :   oh ok. I use cotton underwear
User :   :)
User :   I do have one question, which is not related to the topic at all, it's about height
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I want to gain some, but wondering is there any product what works?]
Doctor :   Not really, just good diet and exercise
Doctor :   are the simple proved ways
Doctor :   Did you understand
Doctor :   Try the high protein diet
User :   yes I did
Doctor :   and go for good exercise program
User :   anyway, my time is running out, but thank you very much for your help.
Doctor :   Try to involve with lots of nuts and baked meat
Doctor :   Pl fill the feedback form
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye bye
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