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like skin tore in little spots on my vagina.

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I am in need of serious insight. The day before Christmas I went to the Doc's and got antibiotics for Bronchitis. Upon taking my last dose I had unprotected sex with my partner and a day after noticed I had a yeast infection. Upon doing some research I bought Monostat 1 which made me swell up pretty bad and made things worse. After a couple days, after New Years I think I called the Doc and she had me pick up two doses of Difucan. The swelling went down but my discharge went from thick to thin and excessively watery. Really watery! I also see small open sore almost as if my skin was so moist the skin tore in little spots on my vagina. They are flesh sore almost like the delicate skin under a scab but seem to be getting a little better. My glands in my groin are also swollen on and off. I am paranoid I have herpes and can't get an appointment for another week. Also upon realizing my antibiotics lowered the effectiveness of my birth control I used my pills as EC 120 hours after. PLZ HELP

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replied January 8th, 2013
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A41438
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Use of antibiotic can affect the efficacy of your birth control pills (the effect of antibiotics can stay in your system for atleast 10 days). If you had been sexually active without protection, chances of pregnancy could be possible. However if you still had vaginal infection, it might also affect the cervical mucus that will prevent sperms from traveling upwards. Persistence or recurrence of symptoms even after medication use could suggest possibility of opportunistic infection that could have started due to prior medication use (due to elimination of the natural bacteria/flora as well as infective ones leading to opportunistic infections), or due to re-infection. Do not delay in visiting your doctor/gynecologist for examination and vaginal swab/smear test to identify the causative agent. Get started on treatment as appropriate (based on examination and investigations results) to help you control the symptoms. Consider requesting for prescription of a Probiotic (to be taken after you finish with taking the other medications) to restore the normal vaginal flora to minimize re-infection/repeat infections. 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. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Avoid sweat accumulation in the area. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, it is important to get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse/sexual contact while being on treatment.
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