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Is it ok to use Mupirocin ointment on itching around the vaginal

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Is it ok to use Mupirocin ointment on itching around the vaginal area?

Pauline :

The first thing is you need to establish what sort of infection you have.

Pauline :

Antibiotics are used for bacterial infections and antifungals for yeast

Pauline :

Most itch problems in the vagina are thrush and mupirocin ointment would not be appropriate...clotrimazole or miconazole creams would be better.

Pauline :

However you need swab to confirm exactly what infection you have before starting any new treatment.

Customer:

I've had a wet mount swab test done a week ago. And the doc said it was a bacterial infection.

Customer:

should I get a pill form of the monostate to insert into the vagina . that is where the itching is the worst.

Pauline :

Which antibiotics are you taking?

Pauline :

Any discharge..whatcolor?

Customer:

the med is ciprofloxacin 500mg. the discharge is white, thin, no harsh smell.

Customer:

the antibiotic is a 7 day course.

Pauline :

Well....it would be really good if you could confirm that there is a fungal infection with another swab before you start the monostat. A fungal infection discharge can be very thick.

Customer:

So, I should have a re exam after the meds are gone? Just to rule out and other problems.

Pauline :

Yes, although fungal infection is very common after antibiotics, the discharge is not 100% in line with fungal.

Customer:

Ok thanks for the advice I'll get an appointment very soon to further see what the problem is.

Pauline :

Thats good, its always best to be sure.

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