A 26-year-old female asked:
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i've got a non-std ulcer on the inside of my labia minora. doctor prescribed timodine cream but it stings like crazy. is it safe to use on mucosa?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Timodine: Timodine cream has four active ingredients, hydrocortisone, nystatin, benzalkonium chloride and dimeticone. It is doubtful that this will have a beneficial effect on labial ulcers which are most probably herpetic. It may help to reduce inflammation, but if it is painful you might not want to do this. If this is herpes it should clear up in 7-10 days and topical treatment will seldom be effective.
Answered on May 23, 2017
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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: Is this new or recurrent? If new, go to be checked so to know what it may be for right care. How to put all related things for good care together correctly? Follow instructions described in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Thereby you gain insight & confidence on how to work well with doc. If recurrent, you likely know how it may resolve. Painful, stop its use.
Answered on May 24, 2017

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