A 36-year-old female asked:
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i have gone to see a doctor about discomfort (itching) outside the vagina. she prescribed a vaginal cream and some antibiotic. it's been a week now and the itching is still there?

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Dr. Michael Traub
19 years experience Fertility Medicine
Re-exam: This is actually a common problem. Sometimes the correct infection is diagnosed and the treatment just takes longer to have an effect. Sometimes a stronger treatment is needed. And sometimes the problem may be different and require a separate treatment. Especially in this situation different infections or irritations can look similar but be treated in different ways
Answered on Jul 31, 2018
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
What was the Dr's diagnosis? You forgot to identify the cream and the antibiotic. What are they? It is not common to prescribe an antibiotic for itch. Metronidazole? Why a vaginal cream if itch is outside? Start over and supply useful information in order to have a chance for a useful answer.
Jul 31, 2018

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