Itchy genital and redness inside of it

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After i took antibiotic for uti, a few days after my vagina started itching and it became red and i also notice red spots inside of the vagina

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    Sounds like a yeast infection (candida). I always get a yeast infection when I take antibiotics. I now take fluconazole tablets and pre and probiotics when I have to use antibiotics. 
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    How do you treat it
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      Like Polly says the best way is with an oral fluconazole tablet from the chemist. A single dose should be enough but you can take another 3 days later if you do not see any improvement in that time. If the external area is irritated, sore or very itchy (do not scratch or rub the skin - it can become fragile with a yeast infection Andy rubbing it can make it split) you can use canestan cream, also available from the chemist. Unfortunately antibiotics kill off the good bacteria as well as the bad bacteria and we need those good bacteria to maintain the balance between bacteria and yeasts in our bodies. If you kill off the good bacteria the yeast takes over and causes thrush. A thrush infection can also occur when the Ph value of the vagina becomes favourable for yeast, for example if you wash with or lubricate with products that are not of the same ph as your vagina. Scented products can also produce favourable conditions for the yeast the flourish. You should only wash your intimate area with water; even products that are supposedly designed to be used for washing that area contain perfume and other chemical nasties.
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    In UK? Go to chemist and buy fluconazole single oral tablet. Can be £10 but less in independent chemists. Will be better in 2 days. Ideally see Doc first but if no time can buy OTC.

     

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