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Severe reaction to vagisil - help!

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LadyVampire Mon 09-Jan-17 11:09:08

I used vagisil cream to treat an itch I had. A couple of days later my vulva is covered in whilte blisters, it hurts to use the toilet and I ccan't walk it hurts so much.

OOH GP has given me some medication to help but was wondering if any home remedies might help to help the swelling and blisters as cream takes time. Feel miserable sad

GobblersKnob Mon 09-Jan-17 11:19:12

Ouch ! Poor you, that sounds horrible. I used to freeze pads to help with pain and swelling from birth and stitches, that might help you? Lots of instructions and tips - here

I would suggest not using any additives though, just plain water, and possibly having pants between you and the pad iyswim.

Good luck, hope you get some relief soon.

LadyVampire Thu 12-Jan-17 12:19:59

Thank you. DR gave me some antihistamines and steroid cream on Sunday which I used for three days. Went to GP a couple of days ago and they are checking it isn't an infection instead so I'm worried now.

CatsCantFlyFast Thu 12-Jan-17 12:21:02

I was going to say it sounds more like an infection to me. Did they swab?

LadyVampire Thu 12-Jan-17 12:25:13

Yes they did swab.

pinkieandperkie Thu 12-Jan-17 12:34:42

You poor thing. Not wanting to worry you but my friend had an itchy fanjo then a couple of days later lots of white blisters had appeared and it turned out to be herpes. She was quite poorly with it and it hurt her to wee and walking caused discomfort.

LadyVampire Thu 12-Jan-17 13:41:49

This is what is worrying me that it may be herpes. I'm really freaking out about it.

pinkieandperkie Thu 12-Jan-17 16:15:25

How long do you have to wait for the results?

LadyVampire Thu 12-Jan-17 16:39:11

Appt next week but results should be in by tomorrow. Been with DH 4 years both have had previous partners. Developed blisters within 1-2 days of using vagisil. So not sure what result I could get.

LadyVampire Fri 13-Jan-17 11:33:10

Called for results and receptionist says that results are marked to be discussed in next week's appt.

I explained that I understood but have meds given on the basis it's positive and I only have enough to last me until tomorrow so not sure if I need new meds? Receptionist said they will discuss rresults and follow up on Tuesday.

I know that there are certain reasons they may not be allowed to give results but now have to wait until Tuesday and am really worried sad

myoriginal3 Fri 13-Jan-17 11:36:57

I hate bloody waiting. Why do they do this

LadyVampire Fri 13-Jan-17 11:37:49

GP wants to discuss with me so don't know if this means it is something more serious now.

myoriginal3 Fri 13-Jan-17 11:40:04

Well hopefully it's something easily treated

RB68 Fri 13-Jan-17 11:40:52

Ask if its possible to have a phone discussion with gp

LadyVampire Fri 13-Jan-17 12:14:37

I was initially in OOH for severe allergic reaction, GP just wants to rule out virus. I was already showing signs of getting better before being given anti virals but wasn't completely there.

pinkieandperkie Fri 13-Jan-17 14:00:36

I would phone the surgery and ask if the doctor could call you.

LadyVampire Fri 13-Jan-17 19:32:41

Thanks for advice, have been with baby. Too scared to call back. Just stressed about all this.

LadyVampire Fri 13-Jan-17 22:07:32

Just wondering if they have my result in why make me wait 4 days to hear it, especially if it is positive? Why can't a DR ring me on the day?

BubbleWrapQueen Fri 13-Jan-17 22:15:12

OP I had similar a few years ago. And it turned out to be herpes. In my case, it was HSV1 but transmitted to the gentials, which is apparently unusual. Hsv2 can lay dormant for many years, it isn't an indication of adultery.

My GP would not allow my results to be given other than by him. He wanted to speak me through it, check I was ok, tell me protocol on future attacks, on partners, on telling previous partners , safe sex etc. It was a horrible, scary, emotional, time.

But I can honestly say three years on (and a handful of further attacks) that it is ok. If it is herpes, it is not the end of the world. It is liveable, it is manageable, it is ok.

Yours may be a reaction, it may be an allergy. But I remember those horrible days of waiting for the swabs, and wanted to give you a hand hold. My thread was on here back then, but tbh it may have been on a 30 day chat deletion.

What has DH said?

LadyVampire Fri 13-Jan-17 22:20:05

DH has said he still loves me and will stick by me. He said he thinks it probably is an allergic reaction given it happened the day after using vagisil for the first time. I told him I feel I'd be holding him back if I do have this and it isn't fair to him.

I don't know why if it is positive GP couldn't have phoned me or arranged an urgent appointment and I'm left in limbo over the next few days, especially as my meds run out tomorrow. I haven't been asked about any further issues that may require more meds.

BubbleWrapQueen Fri 13-Jan-17 22:24:44

My case followed vagisil and antibiotics for a urine infection. I've since learnt that in my case, thrush and UTI usually come 24-48 hours before an outbreak. But I didn't know that then.

It's brilliant DH is being supportive, but do not take blame for this. It's NOT your fault if it is hsv. In my case my GP was fairly certain it was DP who infected me unawares. This has made DP feel very guilty, but that's thrown a whole another dynamic on it all.

Your GP may not see it as urgent if you've had some antivirals and are on the mend. How many days worth did you have? Does your GP work every day for instance? Maybe he's waiting on a second set of tests?

BubbleWrapQueen Fri 13-Jan-17 22:25:13

Hang on, just re read - why on earth would you be holdingDH back??

LadyVampire Fri 13-Jan-17 22:38:03

I feel like it would be unfair staying with DH if I have this because of the risk to him.

5 days worth of meds so last day tomorrow. GP doesn't know how I'm doing. Went like this:

Allergic reaction became severe Saturday so called OOH GP who booked me in Sunday morning.
OOH GP said because of what I said about using Vagisil most likely that and gave me meds, Said if no signs of improving by Weds go to GP for swabs.
Called GP on Monday for pain meds to help with going to the toilet. They booked me in Tues for swabs.
Tue - getting easier to use toilet but still painful. Swabs taken, antivirals perscribed.
Symptoms gone on Thursday (blisters and pain gone).

BubbleWrapQueen Fri 13-Jan-17 22:43:57

Ok, as comparison mine went (roughly)

Day 1 Sore, thrush symptoms - chemist for vagisil/caneston
Day 2 - out of hours GP as sores and peeing hurt, no examination but urine sample showed UTI, Antibis
Day 3 agony
Day 4 - emergency appts and swabs with gp, antivirals given and tests sent off
Day 6- results

Five days of antivirals is standard. 400mg 4 times a day I think? Or is it 250? So even with a positive, you wouldn't need more antivirals.

Unfair staying with DP? It may be something he's passed to you? And unfair? You practise safe sex. Which is literally a case of condoms around a break out. That's it. DP has no signs of infection from me. We have a very healthy sex life. It is not a life sentence for either of us. Please don't blame yourself and think you should separate over this if it IS hsv.

LadyVampire Fri 13-Jan-17 23:32:15

Thank you so much Bubblewrap for being so nice. DH says he doesn't want to leave and that we just be careful with contraception if it is positive and have both said it isn't fatal so not to panic too much. Just wish I wasn't left hanging until Tuesday as it is horrible waiting an extra 4 days to find out when they have the results.

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