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Diarrhea, Faeces in vagina, infection. Remedy?

A few of days ago, I had a very unexpected bout of diarrhea and didn't make it to the bathroom in time. My entire vaginal area was covered in it. I took a shower and cleaned myself up, but now I'm having some extreme itching and know this is due to the fecal matter getting in the wrong places. What kind of infection is it and what kind of meds or creams will help? Thanks.
Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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It is generally a rarely observed scenario in which fecal matter enters to vagina because of the position and relationship of both the orifices with each other. How ever in unusual situations it may occur.

First thing is whether you got yourself investigated for the diarrhoeal episode and , if yes what is the pathogen. You may have to take a course of a drug against that pathogen, particularly if it is one of a protozoan parasite.
If not got investigated or no infectious etiology was found, probably it is an yeast infection, because yeasts are many a time found in stool of a normal person. You may ned to apply a local antifungal ointment.

Do pay a visit to your obstetrician for examination of any lesion, if present. It may help identify the etiology and will favour choosing a treatment.

All the best.
Get well soon.
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