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Is it safe to take candid CL vaginal medicine every month for vaginal infection?

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Dr. S Patra

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Posted on Thu, 16 Jan 2014 in Vaginal and Uterus Health
Question: is taking candid CL vaginal medicine every month or two months ok? does it harm? I am getting infected everymonth post marriage and its been 10 months itching and vaginal discharge is common I have already checked with docs here and they have suggested me dos and donts but problem persist its also affecting us now.. is there a problem with me? how do I stop this permanently
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Answered by Dr. S Patra 2 hours later
Brief Answer: FOLLOW THE GUIDELINE AS GIVEN BELOW. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for writing to us. I am trying to solve your problem. From given history, I can assume that you are currently suffering from recurrent vaginal YEAST infection. In this stage, I would suggest to undergo one CULTURE and SENSITIVITY TEST of vaginal discharge, blood sugar (PPBS) and differential count to rule out causative organism and confirm the diagnosis. It also helps to determine better drug treatment. Next thing, you have to ELIMINATE or CORRECT some additional predisposing factors like diabetes, mental stress, lack of sleep, poor eating habits, hormonal imbalance, certain medicines (like hormone pills, antibiotics, steroids etc), weak immune system, cervicitis, poor genital hygiene etc. It may be aggravated by using chemical substance like lubricant or jelly with condom or soap/ detergent/ other bath products, causing repeated friction and irritation inside vagina. So, you have to modify all these things to get effective result. You can consult with your GYNECOLOGIST for proper guidance. TREATMENT: 1) Vaginal suppository or anti-fungal vaginal tab like CANDID CL can be used as per your doctor's prescription. It is NOT harmful if it is taken at one or two months interval. Other supportive treatment may be required. 2) Use vaginal moisturizer cream or maintain vaginal pH with RepHresh pH gel to avoid repeated infection. VAGISIL cream should be used prior to intimation each time and maintain genital hygiene before and after sex. 3) Wear only clean and cotton underwear. Don't wear any tight fitting cloths or pants to avoid repeated friction/ irritation. Take sound sleep adequately. 4) Take healthy diet as you have mentioned with anti oxidant (like Vitamin -E or C, selenium, zinc, lycopene etc) supplements. Drink plenty of water or juice for better systemic circulation. You must avoid salty, sugary or fatty foods. 5) Your partner also needs one urine culture and sensitivity test and STD panel to exclude any kind of asymptomatic infection or STD. Proper treatment is required to avoid repeated infection. 6) Avoid chemical cosmetics or soap or scented bath products around genital area. Don't practice unprotected sex till the problem is completely resolved. Hope, it helps for your information. Kindly, close the discussion if you don't have any other query. Wish your good health and take care yourself. Regards, Dr Soumen For future query, you can directly approach me through WWW.WWWW.WW
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Follow up: Dr. S Patra 4 hours later
how do I do vaginal discharge test done?
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Answered by Dr. S Patra 3 hours later
Brief Answer: DETAILS ARE GIVEN BELOW. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for follow up query. Vaginal discharge test is done through one vaginal swab or slide preparation which is seen under microscope to identify the causative agent. Kindly, consult with your gynecologist for test procedure. Hope, it helps to understand. You should follow previous guideline. All the best and good luck. Kindly, close the discussion. Regards, Dr Soumen
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