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I spoke to you not that long ago about the anti-biotics Metronidazole.
Yes I remember
Does she have some sores inside the vagina?
I mean are they painful?
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.
yes they are common with BV but can also happen with a fungal infection such as a thrush as well.
Do you have any whitish or curd-like discharge that would suggest a yeast infection as well?
Not whitish or curd-like, it's yellow and watery and doesn't have a very pleasant odour.
Thats what would usually happen with a BV.
The itchiness is almost unbearable im really hoping that the anti-biotics will help with this soon
however quite often both these infections co-exists in which case a combination of both antifungal treatment with BV is given.
I didn't think spots/boils (I'm not entirely sure what they are) was common with bv/was one of the symptoms
So I would recommend that you should also use OTC vaginal creams that contain an antifungal such as miconazole
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
Do you know how long the anti-biotics will take to kick in?
It will take up to twelve hours to twenty four hours to take full effect.
Ok so am I not likely to notice any change within hours of taking the antibiotics?
You may noticed changes in an hour, but it can take 'up to' twelve to twenty four hours.
In my experience it starts to take effect in an hour.
Ok is there anything that I could do in the meantime for the itchnyess?
You can try using OTC lignocaine gels that are available.
That will numb your inside of vagina and reduce itchiness.
Plus you can try using OTC antihistamines like benadryl.
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Where would I get OTC lignocaine gel from? Could I get that over a chemist?
ask for lignocaine gel.
or topical lignocaine.
Ok and can I put that inside my vagina as the spots/sores are all on the lips of the vagina
Yes you can put it inside and outside the vagina.
Ok and it wont irritate it even more if I put it inside the vagina?
This is becoming a real problem for me as it is very very itchy
No it will not irritate it
Ok thank you I am about to take my Metronidazole anti biotics now
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ok thank you, my main problem is the itchiness that this infection is causing
It will be cured with metronidazole. It does seem like BV.
I really hope so and thank you
Do you reckon the itchiness will stop straight away when ive taken these anti-biotics?
Yes, it should stop gradually in a matter of hours.
I am taking the Metronidazole tablets whole is that ok?
As I don't think you are meant to split them in half
Yes thats ok
No I did not mean that
Ok and what didn't you mean sorry?
As I don't think you are meant to split them in halfI did not mean to split them in half.
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