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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Will chlortetracycline hydro chloride ointment be effective for dermatitis?

i have a dermatitis of the vulval area for 6 years tried everything including cortisone tablets and ointment give minimal relief. doctors just cant give this problem a diagnosis. they just don t know what to do. a chinese friend has a doctor in china who said to try chlortetracycline hydrochloride eye ointment. will this cause any harm. thaks Dianne
Mon, 3 Aug 2015
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dear Dianne,
I appreciate your concern for the long standing dermatitis of vulval area.

Chloretetracycline ointment will only be effective if there is an element of bacterial infection along with derrmatitis.

Get examined by a gynecologist to rule out fungal or bacterial infection,
sexually transmitted disease, yeast infection (vaginal candidiasis), psoriasis, menopause, chemical irritants, lichen sclerosis, etc.

Meanwhile avoid wearing tight undergarments, use loose cotton clothing.

Hope to have answered your query.
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