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Vaginal infection and bumps, Sexually transmitted diseases - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   how are u
Doctor :   How can I help you.
Doctor :   fine
Doctor :   thanks
User :   ok i have 2 problems one of them are bumps that are under my skin on my genital area.the hurt wen i pop them and wen they go away they leave back scas
User :   the other problem is this white clumpy discharge that tend to smell at times
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status:
User :   18, newyork f single
Doctor :   are you sexually active
User :   yes
Doctor :   Did you have similar complaints in the past
User :   no..the bumps started wen i stared shaving my gentail area i was younger and bumps kept coming up now there are less bumps
User :   the discharge started a couple months ago
Doctor :   DO you have single or multiple partners?
User :   sometimes i get these bumps unde my armpit
User :   but i dont get them anymore
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i have a single partner
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   The bumps and the discharge may be two different issues
Doctor :   The bump are called Folliculitis
Doctor :   common names like hot tub folliculitis and barber's itch
User :   when i take a hot bath the bumps sometimes go down
Doctor :   the tiny pockets from which each hair grows
User :   from the size it started frum
Doctor :   Superficial folliculitis often clears by itself in a few days, but deep or recurring folliculitis may need medical treatment.
Doctor :   folliculitis goes away without medical treatment within two to three days.
Doctor :   During that time, self-care measures, such as warm compresses and anti-itch creams, can help relieve your symptoms.
Doctor :   Since i am not aware of OTC medicines in US
Doctor :   so cant help you with one name
User :   ok
Doctor :   But
Doctor :   Persistent or recurring cases are likely to require treatment from the dermatologist or family physician
Doctor :   Some self care tips i can give yu
Doctor :   Gently wash the infected skin twice a day with antibacterial soap or apply an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment.
Doctor :   Apply a warm, moist washcloth or compress to the affected area several times a day.
Doctor :   Avoid shaving irritated skin. If you must shave, use an electric razor rather than a blade, and apply a soothing after-shave lotion when you're finished.
User :   ok
Doctor :   apply a soft cloth soaked in warm salt water to the affected area for about 30 minutes several times a day to burst a boil quickly
Doctor :   I think you can follow these measures
User :   ok
Doctor :   Don't share your towels or washcloths, and launder them in plenty of hot, soapy water after every use
Doctor :   Wash clothes that cover the affected areas after each wearing.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form while I type the information you needed.
User :   wqat about the discharge
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   If it is white and smelly discharge it could be an yeast infectin
Doctor :   or seconday bacterial infection
Doctor :   could be sexually transimmted
User :   sometimes it itches nad burns
Doctor :   It most probably std
Doctor :   bacterial vaginosis
User :   o.ok
Doctor :   usually a "fishy" smell
Doctor :   Treatment of bacterial vaginosis may include antibiotics.
Doctor :   poor hygiene. It is a good idea to wash your external genital area during regular baths or showers. Use a very small amount of mild, unscented soap and lots of water
User :   sometimes it smells like something being baked
Doctor :   Dont use douches or tampons
Doctor :   it increases the problem
User :   ok
Doctor :   so immediately clean the discharge and keep the genitals clean
Doctor :   if the odor persists
Doctor :   see the doctor immediately
User :   ok
Doctor :   It could some time be candidiasis
Doctor :   also
Doctor :   which is very commonin women
User :   o..ok
User :   how worst can it get
Doctor :   Generally, vaginal infections don't cause serious complications
Doctor :   How ever the partners are affected
Doctor :   and the chance of other Sexually transmitted disease increase
User :   o..ok
Doctor :   Apply a cold compress, such as a washcloth, to the labial area to ease discomfort
Doctor :   You can use Monistat
Doctor :   creams to apply at the area
User :   i thought the discharge had to do with the stress..yea monistant works
Doctor :   Put it for one day
User :   ok
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