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A 22-year-old female asked:

I have a vaginal yeast infection and i scratched now i have cuts is there anything i can use to heal the cuts that doesn't burn? like neosporin?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Yeast fissures: Yeast itself can result in superficial fissures ("cuts"), which can start with trauma from scratching. But the problem is the yeast itself, not an infection that would respond to neosporin or any other cream. Just continue your yeast treatment; they will heal quickly. But ask your doctor or clinic about alternate treatment if all yeast symptoms aren't clearing up after 5-6 days.
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Cuts: Make sure your yeast infection is treated. A barrier cream may help. Short nails and don't touch. Zinc Oxide...all the best!
Last updated Jan 6, 2021

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