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Rash near the vagina, odorless and white discharge - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello, I was percribed an anti-bacteria medication called Apo-Cephalex 500mg to treat my belly button infection. The percription was for one week and near the end of that week I started to develop a bad rash near my vagina on both sides, it is very dry,itchy and irritated and the skin is peeling. I also noticed white chunky odorless discharge, I was thinking maybe this could be a side effect from my medication? I have finished my medication 2 days about and have had this rash/discharge for about 4 days. If it is a yeast infection will it heal without treatment? and could I use Polyspoirn on the rash or would that irriate it more? I also have noticed a great deal of pain near my perineum (right above anus) it hurts to wipe, it feels like a cut or a sore.. I did have a break-out of Genital warts 4 years ago, but got cream and haven't had another out-break since.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read the query.
User :   hello.
Doctor :   Do you have the itching and the rashes any where else in the body?
User :   No
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   19.
Doctor :   Are you sexually active?
User :   Yes I am
Doctor :   Do you have any problem while passing urine?
User :   No
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   Based on the description of your symptoms, the cause may be an infection, probably
User :   Will it cure by itself or does it require treatment?
Doctor :   a fungal one ( probably due to the use of antibiotics)
Doctor :   Fungal infection due get cured itself, if they are mild, however, I would suggest you to use measures to treat it.
Doctor :   The best home measure for the treatment of fungal infection are the use of vinegar douches.
User :   Is it bad to use Polysporin on the rash?
Doctor :   Polysporin is an antibiotic and may aggravate a fungal infection.
Doctor :   Hence I would suggest you, not to use them.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   You can follow the home measure and if the symptoms are increasing, you may need antifungal creams.
Doctor :   Since they are prescription only creams, you need to consult a gynaecologist to obtain them.
Doctor :   You also will have to restrict sexual activity, till your symptoms improve.
User :   Okay. How many times do you suggest that I do the home measures per day?
Doctor :   And lastly, good nutritious diet is also recommended.
Doctor :   You may use one or two douches a day.
Doctor :   Consult your gynaecologist if symptoms persists.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   Yes, thank you. I will take your suggestion
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   No, that should be good. thank you for you're time.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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