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Bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection

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i use a screen kit from rite aid said either yeast infection or bv so i got 6 day bv treatment but my stomache hurt lil bit right side so i use monstiat cream on outside it itch lil bit can i treat both at same time get like a three day yeast infection med use one in day bv at nite or wat use bv med first til all gone then use yeast infectionmed or stop bv med start yeast

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Hello,

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Yes, you can treat both at the same time. However it not required most of the cases as a diagnosis can be made from the symptoms. May I know what kind of symptoms do you have ?

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Patient replied :

itch lil bit but i dont have sex so plus i always get yeast infectionor bvso should i just keep finishing the bv treatment an do a three day monistat or one day day time monistat


Hello,

Since you started you continue the BV treatment. When it is completed and if there is no resolution of symptoms you should consider - 3 days Monistat.

Bacterial vaginosis occurs due to over growth of bacteria, while yeast infection occurs due to naturally existing fungus(candida albicans) in our body which multiplies due to decreased immunity. For uncomplicated yeast infections topical treatment is effective. If your symptoms persist even after using topical treatment for a week, then oral antifungals can be suggested. But for bacterial vaginosis you need to take a course of antibacterials like metronidazole.

So I recommend a GP consultation and further tests if the symptoms recurs. It is NOT normal for these infections to recur (as in your case). You should also get a basic blood test done as screening.

Hope this helps
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Thank you


Patient replied :

ok ima finish bv med an then if i still itch i do monistat three day thank u xo much cuz i dont c my doc to tenth


Yes that should be fine. Please get back if the symptoms don't resolve or you have any follow-up queries.


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
Experience: 
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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