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My vagina looks red because I tried to used miconazole 3 for

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My vagina looks red because I tried to used miconazole 3 for a yeast infection. I stop using it but it's really red and irritated. Not sure what to do next. It's been 5 days
JA: How long have you had the symptoms? What seems to make the symptoms worse or better?
Customer: Well I took some antibiotics. That caused a year infection. This was the second time antiobotics has done this.
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Customer: So I tried miconazole and it irritated me. So I tried to wash it off that night. My vaginia still looks red today...this is Since Thursday
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: It's been a few months I has da UTI for the first time. That's wouldn't go away and I took antibiotics that cause a yeast infection. Its not STD.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 year ago.


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Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 year ago.


I'm so sorry, but at this point there isn't anything you can do or buy over the counter that is going to help. Your local provider can prescribe an oral antifungal if this is a yeast infection. A yeast infection typically is itchy and irritated with a white odorless discharge that looks like cottage cheese. Another possibility is that it is bacterial vaginosis which is a bacterial infection rather than a fungal infection. It requires antibiotics. The discharge from BV is typically smelly. BV isn't an STD either. It occurs when the normal baterial balance of the vagina is disturbed, which can also happen after someone has taken broad spectrum antibiotics.

Please let me know what additional questions you have about this.

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