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What kind of infection of the can cause boils/spots

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What kind of infection of the vagina can cause boils/spots on the inside?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

JACUSTOMER-5j3ifhd6- :

Ok thank you

JACUSTOMER-5j3ifhd6- :

I spoke to you not that long ago about the anti-biotics Metronidazole.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes I remember

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Does she have some sores inside the vagina?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I mean are they painful?

JACUSTOMER-5j3ifhd6- :

Yes and I have been subscribed Metronidazole for possible BV. But I haven't heard that these sores/spots are common with BV? They are incredibly itchy and very sore.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

yes they are common with BV but can also happen with a fungal infection such as a thrush as well.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Do you have any whitish or curd-like discharge that would suggest a yeast infection as well?

JACUSTOMER-5j3ifhd6- :

Not whitish or curd-like, it's yellow and watery and doesn't have a very pleasant odour.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Thats what would usually happen with a BV.

JACUSTOMER-5j3ifhd6- :

The itchiness is almost unbearable im really hoping that the anti-biotics will help with this soon

Dr. Shahzad MD :

however quite often both these infections co-exists in which case a combination of both antifungal treatment with BV is given.

JACUSTOMER-5j3ifhd6- :

I didn't think spots/boils (I'm not entirely sure what they are) was common with bv/was one of the symptoms

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So I would recommend that you should also use OTC vaginal creams that contain an antifungal such as miconazole

JACUSTOMER-5j3ifhd6- :

I am also using a vaginal cream but it doesn't seem to be doing a lot. However I have only been using this for a day

JACUSTOMER-5j3ifhd6- :

Do you know how long the anti-biotics will take to kick in?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

It will take up to twelve hours to twenty four hours to take full effect.

JACUSTOMER-5j3ifhd6- :

Ok so am I not likely to notice any change within hours of taking the antibiotics?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You may noticed changes in an hour, but it can take 'up to' twelve to twenty four hours.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

In my experience it starts to take effect in an hour.

JACUSTOMER-5j3ifhd6- :

Ok is there anything that I could do in the meantime for the itchnyess?

JACUSTOMER-5j3ifhd6- :

*itchiness

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You can try using OTC lignocaine gels that are available.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

That will numb your inside of vagina and reduce itchiness.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Plus you can try using OTC antihistamines like benadryl.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

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Let me know if you have more questions.

JACUSTOMER-5j3ifhd6- :

Sorry yes I am here

JACUSTOMER-5j3ifhd6- :

Where would I get OTC lignocaine gel from? Could I get that over a chemist?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes

Dr. Shahzad MD :

ask for lignocaine gel.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

or topical lignocaine.

JACUSTOMER-5j3ifhd6- :

Ok and can I put that inside my vagina as the spots/sores are all on the lips of the vagina

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes you can put it inside and outside the vagina.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Anything else?

JACUSTOMER-5j3ifhd6- :

Ok and it wont irritate it even more if I put it inside the vagina?

JACUSTOMER-5j3ifhd6- :

This is becoming a real problem for me as it is very very itchy

Dr. Shahzad MD :

No it will not irritate it

JACUSTOMER-5j3ifhd6- :

Ok thank you I am about to take my Metronidazole anti biotics now

Dr. Shahzad MD :

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JACUSTOMER-5j3ifhd6- :

ok thank you, my main problem is the itchiness that this infection is causing

Dr. Shahzad MD :

It will be cured with metronidazole. It does seem like BV.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

welcome :)

JACUSTOMER-5j3ifhd6- :

I really hope so and thank you

JACUSTOMER-5j3ifhd6- :

Do you reckon the itchiness will stop straight away when ive taken these anti-biotics?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes, it should stop gradually in a matter of hours.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

anymore questions?

JACUSTOMER-5j3ifhd6- :

Really?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Anymore questions?

JACUSTOMER-5j3ifhd6- :

I am taking the Metronidazole tablets whole is that ok?

JACUSTOMER-5j3ifhd6- :

As I don't think you are meant to split them in half

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes thats ok

Dr. Shahzad MD :

No I did not mean that

JACUSTOMER-5j3ifhd6- :

Ok and what didn't you mean sorry?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

As I don't think you are meant to split them in half
I did not mean to split them in half.

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