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Swollen labia minora each time after intercourse, back on contraceptive pill - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I recently went back on the contraceptive pill and ever since have had swollen labia minora each time after intercourse. I have been to the doctor no candida or STIs I need a cure fast as it is very frustrating.
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   I recently went back on the Contraceptive pill and ever since after intercourse my labia minora swell up. I have been to the doctor had a pap smear and swabs and blood tests, not STIs no candida. It is very uncomfortable though
Doctor :   Have you tried local ointments ?
User :   What sort of ointments?
Doctor :   Antifungals , the commonest cause for such a presentation is fungal infection
Doctor :   apply MICANAZOLE oint over the affected area , you will find a relief
User :   Can you recommend any particular ointments? Have tried canesten once treatment seemed to lessen symptoms but not much
User :   Is micanzole over the counter?
Doctor :   yes, it is over the counter
Doctor :   many fungus have developed resistance to cannestien
User :   Is it likely to cure the problem
Doctor :   yes, for sure
User :   Another query. I have a rash on my shoulders that seems to be activated by heat starts off looking like ringworm but is not ringworm. Dry red and itchy
Doctor :   does it scale on scratching ?
Doctor :   i mean produce powdery substance ?
User :   Yes
User :   And when it peels it leaves the appearace of peeled sunburn
Doctor :   ok, i would ask you to apply the same ointment over the shoulder lesion also ,
User :   Same fungal infection?
Doctor :   yes, it too is a fungal infection , and you would have transmitted the infection form one to other ( genitals to shoulder or other way )
Doctor :   its a common presentation of the fungal i9nfection ( pytiriosporum versicolor )
User :   Also could the labia swelling be due to hormone imbalance from contraceptive pill presence in my body? Shoulder rash came first
Doctor :   hormonal imbalance would have made the labia sensitive to infections ( mostly by altering the Ph and the quality of the secretions )
User :   Ah I see, would you recommend talking to my doctor about switching pills to suit my natural ph levels?
User :   How do I avoid fungal infections of the skin in future?
Doctor :   yes, that would be a better option
Doctor :   but first get rid of the fungal infection by the micanazole
User :   Thank you very much for your help.
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Kindly provide your feedback
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