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Finished a dose of Augmentin. Have irritation and burning in vagina. Used monistat. Allergy?

I just finished a 10 day dose of Augmentin 875 and noticed a few days ago irritation and slight burning around my vagina . Decided to try monistat 3 because my doctor told me that I may get a yeast infection while on this antibiotic. Within minutes of using the monistat 3 I had intense burning and itching that was far worse than before I used it. My question is should I assume I am allergic to it and discontinue or maybe try monistat 7 or could it be a bacterial infection even after just finishing antibiotics?
Asked On : Sun, 30 Dec 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dec 2012

Thank you for posting your queries to us.
It is true that one of the side effects of augmentin in women is vaginal yeast infection but it is also possible that the same symptoms you are presenting with could be due to another type of infection such bacteria. If this not the first time you are using monistat 3, then it is most unlikely be a side effect of the drug and just the aggravation of another infection order than the yeast infection that you contracted while on the course of augmentin. If it is another infection, then it is possible that the germs in place are not susceptible to augmentin and you will need your doctor to examine and run a vaginal smear/culture to determine which kind of infection you are presenting with. There is no need to step to monistat 7 if you are still presenting with persistent symptoms. They have the same generic forms just the dosage concentrations differ. You will probably need to also take an antihistamine for the itching. So I suggest you visit a doctor so he can examine you properly.

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Answered: Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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