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Razor injury, vaginal region - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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User :   I recently shaved my vaginal region with a razor that was a little rusty. I didn't press hard on the razor, I just lightly grazed the area and now it feels uncomfortable down there. There is a little burning and I'm having a clear heavy discharge. I didn't cut myself but I think I may have caused an infection.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   oK.
User :   Hi, what is your specialty
Doctor :   I am a general physician .
User :   ok
Doctor :   May I know from when you have been having the discharge ?
User :   I just shaved the area on Monday and I realized I had a discharge the next day
Doctor :   Ok.
And is it foul smelling , whitish or mucoid ?
User :   Its not smelly but it is mucoid
Doctor :   Ok.
And did you check whether you really cut yourself where you exactly shaved ?
User :   no I didn't check but the razor was not sharp and I didn't feel any burning after the shave was complete
Doctor :   Ok.
How heavy is the discharge , do yo have had to use any pads ?
User :   no, probably about the amount you get when you have a cold and blow your nose
Doctor :   Ok.
Are your periods anywhere around the corner ?
User :   My period is not due until around the 26th
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   I would not suspect a razor injury and infection , unless there is pus, whitish discharge or foul smell and some amount of inflammatory sign like excess heat, fever, any lymph node in groin enlarges ?
Doctor :   So if you do not have these symptoms,
Doctor :   Do you have any of these ?
User :   no
Doctor :   if you do not have these symptoms, I would advise you to take a 1. T.T.Injection as it was a rusty razor to prevent further complications
User :   I need to see a doctor to get that injection correct?
Doctor :   2. A Kamillosan ointment to on the grazed surface to prevent any other infection
Doctor :   I think a paramedic can administer that.
Doctor :   It is not mandatory to see a doctor for T.T.Inj.
User :   And where do I find the Kamillosan ointment
Doctor :   Any medical store or even Amazon.
Doctor :   It is an OTC Medication.
User :   ok and lastly if I do not get the TT injection, how long will it take to see further complications and what kind of complications are you talking about
Doctor :   If you have any of these symptoms it might be an vaginal or vulvar infection, either in the hair follicles , or also in the skin due to an abrasion.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   On T.T. I would say see complications in one week.
Doctor :   Clostridium tetani can show up complication in 1 week.
User :   ok and last could the mentioned infection destroy my womb without having the other symptoms first
Doctor :   There can be different systemic complications due to Tetanus.
Doctor :   No, That would not at all possible,
User :   ok, so if I wait until about the middle of next week and I have none of those systems it's safe to say I do not have an infection and I do not need the TT injection
Doctor :   It will show up as Itching, white discharge. fever,or any other symptoms.
Doctor :   No , let me explain you once again
Doctor :   Mandatory medication : Doctor :   1. T.T.Inj.
Doctor :   2. Kamillosan ointment
Doctor :   If there are any infection symptoms : Doctor :   you have to be put on oral as well as topical antibiotic.
Doctor :   Like Augmentin.
Doctor :   Hope you have followed.
Doctor :   When have you last taken your T.T inj.vaccine ?
User :   its been a long time
Doctor :   If it is before 1yr, then you need not take , if not you have to take one now.
Doctor :   I mean within 1 yr.
User :   ok. well my time is running out thanks
Doctor :   Do oyu have any thing else to ask ?
Doctor :   thank you
Doctor :   take acre
Doctor :   bye for now
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