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Suggest treatment for vaginal discomfort and sinus infection

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Posted on Fri, 14 Oct 2016
Question: last week i had a throat/ sinus infection and was given alphamox by my doctor. i thought i got a yeast infection on Sunday and got diflucan OTC to treat it but by Wednesday i was still in discomfort. i researched the antibiotics online and saw that vaginal thrust can be a negative reaction. i called my doctor and he said to get off the antibiotics and use canesten inserts for 6 days. I've been on that for 2 days and the itchiness and soreness are still very uncomfortable. also I'm experiencing abdominal cramps and diarrhea. AND my throat might have relapsed from stopping the antibiotics because I've started back coughing profusely. help me please!!!!
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Answered by Dr. Soumya (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Vaginal swab culture and sensitivity test required

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concerns about infection and cough.

You need to get high vaginal swab culture and sensitivity test done to identify the organism causing infection and the antibiotics it is responsive to. It could be mixed bacterial and fungal infection.

Cough needs to be treated as per examination finding by a physician. Self medication by online Internet advice should not be followed as it might lead to complications.

Please see your physician fir change of antibiotics after examination.

Gynecologist should do a high vaginal swab culture and sensitivity test.

Meanwhile wash perineum and vagina with soap water twice daily and dry it. This will reduce irritation and itching.

Let me know if you need anymore help.

Regards
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Brief Answer: Vaginal swab culture and sensitivity test required Detailed Answer: Hi, I understand your concerns about infection and cough. You need to get high vaginal swab culture and sensitivity test done to identify the organism causing infection and the antibiotics it is responsive to. It could be mixed bacterial and fungal infection. Cough needs to be treated as per examination finding by a physician. Self medication by online Internet advice should not be followed as it might lead to complications. Please see your physician fir change of antibiotics after examination. Gynecologist should do a high vaginal swab culture and sensitivity test. Meanwhile wash perineum and vagina with soap water twice daily and dry it. This will reduce irritation and itching. Let me know if you need anymore help. Regards