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Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar

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Posted on Thu, 21 Mar 2019 in Women's Health
Question: Help! I have a weird problem and I'm scared. Eleven days ago I had my 8th laser hair removal treatment. Been going for 8 months now. The hair has not totally been responding and it should have been the last treatment, but still there is hair. She turned the level up much higher in that session and I remember feeling like it hurt so bad, worse than normal. The day after, I had unprotected sex with a new partner that I only had unprotected sex with once before like three weeks ago. I noticed a medium size bump appear outside the clit area under the labia fold. I didn't think much of it as I get random bumps here and there but nothing so serious. I did shave too much with the razor those days, I was really shaving hard after that laser session and in the couple days after the unprotected sex. I shaved over that bump and noticed a couple other pimple looking bumps on the pubic area, which I shaved over a lot. Then I decided to put tea tree oil on the bumps one night and I really overdid it.The oil is quite spicy and I felt it was burning me. Sure enough, the next day I cause little cuts in the pimples and it seemed to spread to more pimples. The thing is they were medium-big size bumps spaced out. Then I noticed that other symptoms happened, when I urinate it burns! And I noticed at the opening of the vagina was a bump. Also, I got achy and still am! Was also feverish! All of this scared me so much. Now I noticed a lot of little blister bumps over the areas of the bigger bumps that just appeared a couple days after the bigger bumps. I see open sores and pus too. I am scared. What is STD related and what is laser hair removal related or can it be both? I saw doctor and the doctor took only a urine sample. He wondered about herpes but then said herpes would be in the vagina not on the pubic area and he felt the hair follicles were traumatized by the laser treatment. I'm not sure as I'm having even more symptoms now like my buttocks just hurting aching, the bone at the base of the spine hurting. sometimes numbness in buttocks and even spreading to thighs. I'm so scared of herpes. All he did was urine culture and will get the result in a couple days. he also told me to take zithromax, so far on the third and final day of that and I'm not sure if it helped. Last night I switched from Fusiderm cream to Zovirax cream (I chose to swtich to that, not the doctor telling me) and it gave me the most relief out of anything which made me worried it's herpes related. I'm terrified. I should also mention I rarely am sexually active so I'm freaked out and don't know what is happening. Also, I did notice my partner had a cold sore that appeared on his upper lip, but it was not there when we had sex, but it was there a couple days after. It worried me.

You think i got it from oral? Cause i noticed a couple days after unprotected sex that he had a blister on his mouth. It was not there when we were together though, he had it 2-3 days after and when i noticed it he told me he gets that on his lip from time to time.
I didnt notice anything on his genital area before we had sex. He also told me he was clean when previously tested.
Also, why did i get blisters on the pubic area? I thought it should be more inside.

Is it possible I gave myself this outbreak? Because I know most people have herpes and sometimes just manifests maybe as one bump here and there once in a blue moon. And most people never see the symptoms of it.

Then after my laser hair removal, I went crazy with shaving over that one bump I had cause it was in an area that still had a lot of hair and I shaved aggressively and shaved too much. I usually give it a break and don't shave everyday cause everyday causes irritation. But I was shaving everyday and noticed it was irritating me. And I even scrubbed the area with a stone that is meant for scrubbing under the foot. I know this hurt me too.

Then I noticed more bumps after all this, but they were bigger bumps and were bleeding cause I had aggravated things by putting a lot of spicy tea tree oil on the area.

The only time I saw the clusters of blisters was after I started taking zithromax. Zithromax made me feel horrible with very bad joint pain, skin pain and weakness. That's when I noticed I got small blisters that broke out over the bigger bumps. And those bigger bumps seemed to be inflamed hair follicles as I noticed each one had a hair in the center etc.
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Follow up: Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar 0 minute later
Help! I have a weird problem and I'm scared. Eleven days ago I had my 8th laser hair removal treatment. Been going for 8 months now. The hair has not totally been responding and it should have been the last treatment, but still there is hair. She turned the level up much higher in that session and I remember feeling like it hurt so bad, worse than normal. The day after, I had unprotected sex with a new partner that I only had unprotected sex with once before like three weeks ago. I noticed a medium size bump appear outside the clit area under the labia fold. I didn't think much of it as I get random bumps here and there but nothing so serious. I did shave too much with the razor those days, I was really shaving hard after that laser session and in the couple days after the unprotected sex. I shaved over that bump and noticed a couple other pimple looking bumps on the pubic area, which I shaved over a lot. Then I decided to put tea tree oil on the bumps one night and I really overdid it.The oil is quite spicy and I felt it was burning me. Sure enough, the next day I cause little cuts in the pimples and it seemed to spread to more pimples. The thing is they were medium-big size bumps spaced out. Then I noticed that other symptoms happened, when I urinate it burns! And I noticed at the opening of the vagina was a bump. Also, I got achy and still am! Was also feverish! All of this scared me so much. Now I noticed a lot of little blister bumps over the areas of the bigger bumps that just appeared a couple days after the bigger bumps. I see open sores and pus too. I am scared. What is STD related and what is laser hair removal related or can it be both? I saw doctor and the doctor took only a urine sample. He wondered about herpes but then said herpes would be in the vagina not on the pubic area and he felt the hair follicles were traumatized by the laser treatment. I'm not sure as I'm having even more symptoms now like my buttocks just hurting aching, the bone at the base of the spine hurting. sometimes numbness in buttocks and even spreading to thighs. I'm so scared of herpes. All he did was urine culture and will get the result in a couple days. he also told me to take zithromax, so far on the third and final day of that and I'm not sure if it helped. Last night I switched from Fusiderm cream to Zovirax cream (I chose to swtich to that, not the doctor telling me) and it gave me the most relief out of anything which made me worried it's herpes related. I'm terrified. I should also mention I rarely am sexually active so I'm freaked out and don't know what is happening. Also, I did notice my partner had a cold sore that appeared on his upper lip, but it was not there when we had sex, but it was there a couple days after. It worried me.

You think i got it from oral? Cause i noticed a couple days after unprotected sex that he had a blister on his mouth. It was not there when we were together though, he had it 2-3 days after and when i noticed it he told me he gets that on his lip from time to time.
I didnt notice anything on his genital area before we had sex. He also told me he was clean when previously tested.
Also, why did i get blisters on the pubic area? I thought it should be more inside.

Is it possible I gave myself this outbreak? Because I know most people have herpes and sometimes just manifests maybe as one bump here and there once in a blue moon. And most people never see the symptoms of it.

Then after my laser hair removal, I went crazy with shaving over that one bump I had cause it was in an area that still had a lot of hair and I shaved aggressively and shaved too much. I usually give it a break and don't shave everyday cause everyday causes irritation. But I was shaving everyday and noticed it was irritating me. And I even scrubbed the area with a stone that is meant for scrubbing under the foot. I know this hurt me too.

Then I noticed more bumps after all this, but they were bigger bumps and were bleeding cause I had aggravated things by putting a lot of spicy tea tree oil on the area.

The only time I saw the clusters of blisters was after I started taking zithromax. Zithromax made me feel horrible with very bad joint pain, skin pain and weakness. That's when I noticed I got small blisters that broke out over the bigger bumps. And those bigger bumps seemed to be inflamed hair follicles as I noticed each one had a hair in the center etc.
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Follow up: Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar 2 minutes later
Please I want an OBGYN doctor to answer me, not a general practitioner.
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Follow up: Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar 0 minute later
Please I want an OBGYN doctor to answer me, not a general practitioner.
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Answered by Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar 15 hours later
Brief Answer:
Feedback, personal hygiene, local ointment.

Detailed Answer:
Hi there
I welcome you to HCM virtual clinic.
l have understood your concern and I will suggest you the best possible treatment options.

First of all do not panic.

From your history, it looks like a condition called as folliculitis.
I will suggest you not to handle the blisters or bumps on your own.
Do not apply any oil or any other home remedies.

I would like to know about few things in detail.
1 Have you done your blood sugar levels fasting and post lunch, recently?
2. Do you have allergies to any medication particularly?
3. Does your sexual partner have any genital lesions?

As on today,I will suggest you to apply ointment containing antifungal agents and antibacterial and mild steroids, like TRIBEN PLUS OR CLOBEN G., two times a day for 5 days.
Keep private parts clean and dry.
Use of Lactic acid containing vaginal wash is advisable.

Please feel free to communicate with me again.
I hope this answer helps you.
Thanks.
Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Answered by Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar 0 minute later
Brief Answer:
Feedback, personal hygiene, local ointment.

Detailed Answer:
Hi there
I welcome you to HCM virtual clinic.
l have understood your concern and I will suggest you the best possible treatment options.

First of all do not panic.

From your history, it looks like a condition called as folliculitis.
I will suggest you not to handle the blisters or bumps on your own.
Do not apply any oil or any other home remedies.

I would like to know about few things in detail.
1 Have you done your blood sugar levels fasting and post lunch, recently?
2. Do you have allergies to any medication particularly?
3. Does your sexual partner have any genital lesions?

As on today,I will suggest you to apply ointment containing antifungal agents and antibacterial and mild steroids, like TRIBEN PLUS OR CLOBEN G., two times a day for 5 days.
Keep private parts clean and dry.
Use of Lactic acid containing vaginal wash is advisable.

Please feel free to communicate with me again.
I hope this answer helps you.
Thanks.
Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar 5 hours later
Hi there.

I have not been tested recently for blood sugar levels.

I am not aware if i have any allergies to medicines.

My partner does not have any visible genital lesions. He did have a cold sore on his mouth though.

One new symptom that came to me last night was very very severe joint pain. I suspect from Zithromax? I only had a three day course of it and last dose was day before last. But my knees got swollen and I could barely move last night. Also big pain in wrists and shoulders. I took ibuprofen and it did nothing. I got up today and still in big pain.

Also area on vagina with bumps got red and very very itchy. I just remember that those smaller blisters seemed to break out the day I started Zithromax and the days before that, I had just those bigger bumps. Not sure what could be related.

The only anti-fungal cream I have at home is Nystatin/Triamcinolone/Acetonide Ointment. Do I use that?

Another thing is that I noticed when I take Saccaromyces Boulardii probiotics, it seems to help with those symptoms of skin pain, joint pain, etc.

Do I ask the doctor to culture one of the blisters?

Thanks for your help.
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Follow up: Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar 0 minute later
Hi there.

I have not been tested recently for blood sugar levels.

I am not aware if i have any allergies to medicines.

My partner does not have any visible genital lesions. He did have a cold sore on his mouth though.

One new symptom that came to me last night was very very severe joint pain. I suspect from Zithromax? I only had a three day course of it and last dose was day before last. But my knees got swollen and I could barely move last night. Also big pain in wrists and shoulders. I took ibuprofen and it did nothing. I got up today and still in big pain.

Also area on vagina with bumps got red and very very itchy. I just remember that those smaller blisters seemed to break out the day I started Zithromax and the days before that, I had just those bigger bumps. Not sure what could be related.

The only anti-fungal cream I have at home is Nystatin/Triamcinolone/Acetonide Ointment. Do I use that?

Another thing is that I noticed when I take Saccaromyces Boulardii probiotics, it seems to help with those symptoms of skin pain, joint pain, etc.

Do I ask the doctor to culture one of the blisters?

Thanks for your help.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar 2 days later
Brief Answer:
Investigations. Medications.

Detailed Answer:
Hi there
Thanks for appreciating the answer and reverting back to me.
I have read your reply.

I will suggest you to apply ointment that you have locally.
Please get blood sugar levels fasting and post lunch done.
Also for joint pain and swelling, please get RA factor test done.

I will suggest you to seek prescription support from your treating doctor for
-Tablet Fluconazole 150 mg twice a week for 2 weeks.
- Tablet Calposcopy 650 mg 2 times a day for joint pain and swelling..

Please observe personal hygiene, keep private parts clean and dry.

I hope this answer helps you.
Thanks.
Please feel free to communicate with me again

Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Answered by Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar 0 minute later
Brief Answer:
Investigations. Medications.

Detailed Answer:
Hi there
Thanks for appreciating the answer and reverting back to me.
I have read your reply.

I will suggest you to apply ointment that you have locally.
Please get blood sugar levels fasting and post lunch done.
Also for joint pain and swelling, please get RA factor test done.

I will suggest you to seek prescription support from your treating doctor for
-Tablet Fluconazole 150 mg twice a week for 2 weeks.
- Tablet Calposcopy 650 mg 2 times a day for joint pain and swelling..

Please observe personal hygiene, keep private parts clean and dry.

I hope this answer helps you.
Thanks.
Please feel free to communicate with me again

Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar 10 hours later
For the past three days I got a lot better. And in those last three days, I did not put any creams or ointments on, just kept it dry.

However now I'm having discharge. In addition to vaginal discharge, I see the bump blisters are breaking open, some scabbing and some oozing. And most of it starting to fade off.

I'm still very worried this is herpes related. You think it could be? Did you look at the picture I sent? The picture was taken when it was at the worst. The doctor swabbed and did culture tests, I'm waiting.

Also, joint pain has finally eased. I did noticed that taking high does of Saccharomyces Boulardii probiotic has helped.
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Follow up: Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar 0 minute later
For the past three days I got a lot better. And in those last three days, I did not put any creams or ointments on, just kept it dry.

However now I'm having discharge. In addition to vaginal discharge, I see the bump blisters are breaking open, some scabbing and some oozing. And most of it starting to fade off.

I'm still very worried this is herpes related. You think it could be? Did you look at the picture I sent? The picture was taken when it was at the worst. The doctor swabbed and did culture tests, I'm waiting.

Also, joint pain has finally eased. I did noticed that taking high does of Saccharomyces Boulardii probiotic has helped.
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Answered by Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar 18 hours later
Brief Answer:
Wait for some days.

Detailed Answer:
Hi there
Thanks for appreciating the answer and reverting back to me.
It was good to hear from you and as you are feeling better please wait for 3 to 5 days.
In the meanwhile your swab culture reports will also be available.
Please observe good personal hygiene.

I hope this answer helps you.
Thanks.
Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Answered by Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar 0 minute later
Brief Answer:
Wait for some days.

Detailed Answer:
Hi there
Thanks for appreciating the answer and reverting back to me.
It was good to hear from you and as you are feeling better please wait for 3 to 5 days.
In the meanwhile your swab culture reports will also be available.
Please observe good personal hygiene.

I hope this answer helps you.
Thanks.
Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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