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Suggest treatment for Group B Strep infection

I am 38 years old, 2 children and a normal gyno history until now. In Nov. 2010 my gyno treated me for a fungal infection with Lotriderm cream which seemed to work. December 1st 2010, I went back to see him with what I thought was a yeast infection but after looking at a sample in a microscope he said it wasn't and prescribed another cream to soothe the irritation (Sarna P). It didn't help at all.....by Dec. 13th I had white discharge and was red, swollen, itchy and miserable so I did a yeast treatment for 3 days, then another one for 7. It help ease the symptoms but nothing went away. Finally my GP did a swab and I tested positive for group b step.....what do I do now??? I am miserable! Will boric acid suppositories help? How serious is this?
Please help!
Deb
Wed, 18 May 2016
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discharge from vagina indicate Some kind of infection . and untill and unless you will not take proper treatment infection will not be cured . Yeast and group B Streptococcus are commonly found in vagina . So you need to take complete coverage of both the organism .You should taken local medicine along with oral .
Boric acid suppository are not very much effective .You need to take :
1. Nystatin suppository intravaginlly .
2. Azithromycin 500 mg daily for 3 days
medicine should be taken under guidance of your reating physician .
thanks .
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