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Can't seem to diagnose?!

May 28, 2001

Ten years ago I had a nurse practioner tell me she thought I had herpes. I tested negative with a culture and a blood test only showed antibodies for herpes type 1. Now I have been experiencing burning and redness in the vulva without any blisters. After two more negative cultures I was prescribed Triamcinolone cream for 3 weeks (for dermatitis?) which seemed to help. It all came back when I stopped the cream. What would this medication do (if anything) if this is herpes?

Response from Mr. Kull

Triamcinolone is a medication that is used to treat fungal infections, not herpes. The medication you used helps to relieve irritation, redness, and swelling of affected areas.

Please remember, I am not a substitute for your medical provider. If you are unclear as to why your doctor prescribed this medication, it is important that you get clarification directly from her mouth.


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