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Treatment for vaginitis along with asthma - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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User :   Hi, I am a 32 year old female with asthma. I have been fighting upper respiratory infections for over one month now. I developed vaginal itching and burning after the last infection, treated myself with OTC yeast infection meds and felt. I am now on a new antibiotic (Levoquin) and my respiratory symptoms are improving, however yesterday there was a cottage cheese-like substance inside my vagina. There is more today. One of the stated possible side effects of Levoquin is yeast infection. I will be taking the Levoquin for 6 more days. My question is, should I use monistat again now, or should I wait until I have finished the course of Levoquin.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi.
Doctor :   Let me read it
Doctor :   The vaginitis you now have could be of mixed infection
Doctor :   so only monistat may not help
User :   I will see my regular physician again on the 26th.
Doctor :   you will also have to take Metronidazole tablets along with it
User :   Would that be for yeast or bacteria?
Doctor :   Bacteria
User :   there is no odor or itching at this time, only the discharge.
Doctor :   Yes, the first episode of vaginitis is usually only fungal
Doctor :   for which you had rightly taken monistat
User :   I did not have a second episode until I took the Levoquin, so I am thinking that the levoquin may have killed beneficial microbes allowing the yeast free reign.
Doctor :   You are right
User :   In either case, I will probably need to take the monistat. My concern is that if I take it now, my system will still be out of balance until I am finished with the Levoquin.
User :   but if I wait, then I'm sure it will be more uncomfortable.
User :   The metronidazole is also an antibiotic?
Doctor :   Yes metronidazole is also an antibiotic
User :   I think that I would wait on that until I am finished with the Levoquin, and see where I am then.
User :   Do you think the monistat will also be more effective if I wait?
Doctor :   Right now you can go ahead & teke the same course of Monistat along with Levoquin
User :   Thank you.
User :   I appreciate your assistance.
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