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Treatment for vaginal candida infection - 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 have very sore cuts on my inner lips of my vagina and a quite deep one on the entrance to my vagina why ave I got these and how can I treat it
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi I'm in a lot of discomfot with the as paper cut like cut on my vagina
User :   Iv recently had a course on phenacillin to treat tonsilitious
Doctor :   Are you sexually active?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Are you using condoms?
User :   No i have a long term partner and we are trying for a baby
Doctor :   When did you first see these cuts?
Doctor :   Does it pain while you have intercourse
User :   Yesterday I had thrush and though it may of been through vivacious itching so I used the Vanzetti combi cream the internal and external creamnto treat trush then all f a sudden these large cuts appeared x
Doctor :   Ok these cuts are because of the vaginal thrush
User :   I have not has intercourse since I started getting discomfit with tease cuts
Doctor :   Ok, please refrain from sexual activity
Doctor :   till the time they reduce
User :   Iv had thrush before but nothing with theses cuts it looks like someone has been cutting my vagina with a small knife
Doctor :   This time it could be severe
User :   How can I treat them and reduce the pain as it's stopping me frm sleeping
Doctor :   You can use an over the counter candidal cream
Doctor :   three times a day for 3 days
User :   What's the reason for the cuts.?
Doctor :   Ok, Thrush is due to a fungus called Candida
Doctor :   Candida is normally lives in the vagina and does not cause any problems
User :   The itching has stopes it's just the painful cuts iv been using antiseptic cream but it's still really painful
Doctor :   When there is a slight reduction in the immunity, then it flares up
User :   And the cuts are formed how?
Doctor :   and starts to grow faster and cause more problems like white discharge, sore cuts and painful
Doctor :   Cuts are because of the fragile epithelium in the vagina
User :   I haven't noticed any discharge though
Doctor :   Even with the slightest touch will tear the epithelium because it is fragile
Doctor :   and thus cut is formed
Doctor :   You may not have all the symptoms everytime you have candidal infection( thrush)
User :   Ok is it worth me going to my local sexual health clinic would they bebable to do anything?
Doctor :   Ofcourse if you want a faster recovery, you can get in the form of a single tablet
Doctor :   and it is gone in 48 hours
Doctor :   You will be given good pain killer too
User :   Ok would bathing in saltwater help all
Doctor :   Salt water has the property to kill the fungal infection
Doctor :   but only mild infection can help
User :   So the guts will be gone in 48hrs with this tablet thay can give me
Doctor :   yes
User :   Ok thank you
Doctor :   Do you have any more questions ?
Doctor :   I can answer for you
User :   Me and my partner have been trying for a baby for the past 3months and have been unsuccessful we are both healthy and young we don't smoke and rarely drink he does take steroid injections but he says they don't effect his sperm is this correct
Doctor :   Steroid injections typically have no effect on the sperm function
Doctor :   Did you follow
Doctor :   Sperm can swim as fast towards the egg
Doctor :   even with steroid injections
User :   I was diagnosed with gentail warts a year and half ok there where treated and never came back I read on the Internet that they can make u infer tail is this true
Doctor :   I would like to know why were these sterioids given first
User :   For bodybuilding
Doctor :   Genital Warts never make a woman infertile unless they fall on the
Doctor :   Fallopian tube
Doctor :   I need more time to talk to you
User :   I'm back
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Now there is no evidence to say that Genital warts can cause infertility
Doctor :   in a woman
User :   Ok is there any thing I can do to prevent getting thei
User :   This extreme thrush again
User :   And is there any thing we can do to increase the chances of conceiving we have already done an ovulation calendar for the past two months and try of have sex every day
Doctor :   As mentioned to you thrush is caused by fungus which grows in woman's vagina
Doctor :   This grows and cause more problems when the woman is physically or mentally stressed out
Doctor :   and when the immunity is reduced in her
Doctor :   Hence you have to take all the precautions to have high immunity
User :   Ok
Doctor :   in the form of good diet, mental well being
Doctor :   Stress managemeent
User :   And how do we increase the chances of us consieving
Doctor :   Consummation during the most fertile days of the menstrual cycel
Doctor :   That is during the mid day between two menstrual periods
User :   Ok thank you again
Doctor :   If it is 28 day cycle, it is 14 day
Doctor :   right time
User :   What's this tAblet called that will clear up my cuts?
Doctor :   Flucanazole is recommended if it is severe fungal infection
Doctor :   But the cuts can clear with simple pain killer also
User :   Ok thank you
Doctor :   Thank you and all the best
Doctor :   Hope I have answered all your questions
Doctor :   Bye for now
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