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Urinary tract infection, burning sensation, rashes on vaginal lips. Bacterial or fungal infection?

I have UTI right now and my doctor gave me an antibiotic and another medication to help the burning, but it hasn t been getting any better. However I have a rash on my lower lips in my vagina that stings and burns when I walk or move very bad I don t know what a could be? I m really worried. It is so painful could it be bacteria or fungus? Please help if there is an ointment or cream I can buy to put on it
Asked On : Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dec 2012

thanks for posting your query,

I am so sorry for your troubles and I understand it must really be difficult dealing with such a situation.
How ever, it is possible that the antibiotics given might not be effective against the causative microbes causing the burning sensation you are feeling. This could either be because of resistance or that it might be an atypical germ causing the infection.
So saying, you might require a urine analysis plus culture to actually isolate the germ responsible.
Also the rashes you are having at the vulva of your vagina might be due to fungi or even bacteria. Also, some rare causes of UTI can be yeast infection which needs to be treated specifically with antifungi medication.
So saying, you need to revisit your doctor who may decide to place you directly on another treatment option or first run another urine tests before proceeding with given you treatment. Also needs to confirm that the rash you are having is actually caused by fungi before prescribing a cream such as miconazole or ketokonazole cream etc to deal with this infection.

Hope this helps and wish you the best.
Dr. Nsah
Answered: Wed, 23 Oct 2013
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