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I have been sick with cough and cold. Coughing so hard I

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I have been sick with cough and cold. Coughing so hard I have had stress incontinence. I now have what appears to be canker sores around my vaginal/urethral area. Could this be from the stress incont.?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr S.A.Alam replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question, are you sexually active ?

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

These sores can be due to the recent infection you had.

Stress from the infection can activate the immune system which can attack the skin lining causing sores.

Another possibility can be the viral infection like herpes simplex type 1 or 2.

This can be confirmed by a clinical evaluation.

Bacterial infection is another possibility as well.

You should see your doctor for further evaluation if not improving.

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Expert:  Dr S.A.Alam replied 1 year ago.

If you are sexually active then these ulcers can be due to viral infection,

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

These sores can be due to the recent infection you had.

Stress from the infection can activate the immune system which can attack the skin lining causing sores.

Another possibility can be the viral infection like herpes simplex type 1 or 2.

This can be confirmed by a clinical evaluation.

Bacterial infection is another possibility as well.

You can try over the counter triple antibiotic and hydrocortisone ointments together twice daily.

You should see your doctor for further evaluation if not improving in 2-3 days.

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Hello

What you describe is herpes until proven otherwise.

Have it swabbed now, to make sure.

If you wait, it can go away, and that is not an optimal diagnostic situation.

This is Dr. Thomas, a double board certified US clinical doctor of over twenty years.

I would never recommend that a patient "wait" on ulcers in this area.

Get it diagnosed.

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

These sores can be due to the recent infection you had.

Stress from the infection can activate the immune system which can attack the skin lining causing sores.

Another possibility can be the viral infection like herpes simplex type 1 or 2.

This can be confirmed by a clinical evaluation.

Bacterial infection is another possibility as well.

You can try over the counter triple antibiotic and hydrocortisone ointments together twice daily.

You should see your doctor for further evaluation if not improving in 2-3 days.

Best wishes,

Oral valacyclovir can be used 1 gram 3 times daily along with a stronger steroid triamcinolone ointment to help with the cure.

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Hello

In terms of using over the counter bacterial creams.

They are not effective or reliably effective against staph bacteria, which would be the common bacteria involved.

For this, mupiricin, a prescription, would be needed.

We do NOT replace a needed doctors visit on the site. We answer questions. We do not diagnose or treat.

With the possibilities of herpes and MRSA, both of which can give this picture, you need to have a doctor look at this in person.

I would be glad to look at pictures as well.

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