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I wa using neosprin on my penis to help heal a small cut.

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hi donna.. i wa using neosprin on my penis to help heal a small cut. now my girl friend has bv or trich.. neither one of us has been unfaithfully. is it possible that it was cause by the antibotics.. we were also on vacation using a hot tub
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.


I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

Since when both of you are together?

Any partners before?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
we we together monday and she started having burning and itching on wednesday. there are no other partners before... i read that neosporin should only be used for external because it kills off the good and the bad baterica making one even at t greater risk for infection if used in the vagina area
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
also i read where in rare cases sheets, wet toilets seats , wet towels ans hot tub could caused this infection. we were on vacation when this happen last week. are you there
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

I am writing you the answer; it may take 5-10 minutes.

Thanks for your patience.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I.m sorry
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

No problem at all.

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

Bacterial vaginosis can be non STD. This may be due to change in the pH of the vagina and neosprin can be the culprit.

Treatment of the bacterial vaginosis is cumbersome. Following are the treatment modalities;

1) Metronidazole (flagyl) and clindamycin have been the drugs of choice.

2) Azithromycin too is effective, especially if there is recurrence or persistence. Secnidazole, ornidazole and tinidazole are also used in the case of antibiotic resistance.

3) Antiseptics as vaginal suppositories;

a) benzydamine,

b) chlorhexidine,

c) dequalinium chloride,

d) polyhexamethylene biguanide,

e) povidone iodine

f) hydrogen peroxide

4) Probiotics

5) Stop douching or bubble bath, if one does.

6) Avoid liquid sopas and body wash.

But trichomoniasis transmission occurs predominantly via sexual intercourse. Though rarely it can be transmitted via clothes, linen etc. So with no previous partners; this may be the explanation. Or the diagnosis may be wrong. Usually it is diagnosed by saline mount test in office. You may get a culture test for the confirmation which is the current criterion standard for trichomoniasis diagnosis.

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