Posted by: an | 2004/03/04

Infection, now what

Hi There, I'm a 21 years old. I went for my first Papsmear last year. Then I had an infection (don't know why) I'm married and my whole life only had sex with my hubby only and he only with me) I also do not use any scented soap around my vagina

I now realise that I have an infection again. I'm on the pill but spotting and sometimes it itch. I also have very light pains every now and again, (almost like period pain)

What i want to know,

1. What cause it
2. What can I use for this infection? Is there medicine I can buy at the pharmacy? I don't want to go to the doctor yet since they always send me for alot of test for something small and then I have to pay a hell of alot of money for it for nothing.

any advice on how to prevent or to stop this infection will be much appreciated

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Our expert says:
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You need to find out what type of infection you have. Different infections require different treatments. If you have a thick white discharge which is very itchy, this would be thrush and can be treated with Canesten cream. Anything else needs to be seen by a doctor to make a diagnosis.

Best wishes

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