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White coloured discharge from the vagina following pneumonia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi I'm 23 years old (female) in good health. I was on 4 different antibiotics for about 4-5 weeks for pneumonia. I have been off antibiotics for 2.5 weeks now. I think I may have a yeast infection, I took diflucan about 20 hours ago. I had the redness, irritating itching problem and a little bit of white discharge. The discharge does not remind me of cottage cheese like most things say, it's just a slightly thick white discharge with no odor. Is that normal?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Discharge in sputum?
User :   what is sputum?
Doctor :   Your salaiva or the spit follwing cough
User :   no, i mean my vagina area, like a yeast infection
Doctor :   Sorry
User :   Oh no that's okay
Doctor :   Then the most common cause for whitish discharge in vaginalk region isd candidiasis
Doctor :   And should require an course of antibiotic for a week
User :   okay, they put me on diflucan and didn't want to do any more antibioitcs ive been on so many for pneumonia
User :   can i also ask, is it normal to cramp about 5-6 days before a period? i usually cramp only a couple days before but since my birth control pills aren't as effective with the antibioitics i thought maybe that was normal.
Doctor :   See you require Candid cream along with antifungals for candidia infection
User :   oh okay
Doctor :   Cramping before mensus is norma;
Doctor :   * normal
Doctor :   All nedded is hot water padding in minimal cramps and severe pain will require relaxant drugs
User :   okay thank you i will try that
Doctor :   You can try Vagistat its a suppositry
Doctor :   Should use for 3 days
Doctor :   You will have good recovery
User :   okay thank you so much
Doctor :   Its an OTC
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Wishing you a speedy recovery
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   thank you :) bye
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