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i have viginal infection for the past 1 week.. yesterday i went to doctor and she said it is a viral infection and prescribed aciclovir tablet and cream, the pain is not comming down.. wht may be the reason for the infection and how long it will take to get cured?
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replied November 9th, 2012
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Viral infections are associated with severe pain and malaise. If the pain has been persistent, or increasing in intensity, report back to your treating doctor/gynecologist and request for medication for adequate pain relief and to rule out secondary bacterial or yeast infection. The symptoms should subside within few days of taking the antiviral prescribed. You may also consider taking warm Sitz bath or alternate hot and cold compresses to sooth the pain temporarily. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Avoid vaginal douching, or use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Avoid sweat accumulation and keep the area clean and dry. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, it is important get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment.
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