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HealthWiki > A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities > How to use the green pages > Problem list

This is a list of health problems discussed in this book that can be treated with medicines. The problems are listed in order of the alphabet in the left column. The middle column has the numbers of the pages where you can read about each problem before taking any medicine. The right column has medicines that can be used to treat each problem on the left. To learn more about a medicine, look it up in the “Tables of medicines.” If you are not sure about which medicines to take, or if the medicine you take does not seem to work, talk with an experienced health worker or pharmacist. They can help you find out if other medicines that may work better are available in your community.

Problem See medicines
allergic shock epinephrine, dexamethasone
arthritis aspirin, ibuprofen
bacterial vaginosis metronidazole, clindamycin
bleeding from the vagina
after childbirth ergometrine
chancroid azithromycin, ciprofloxacin, erythromycin
chlamydia amoxicillin, azithromycin, doxycycline, erythromycin, tetracycline
dysreflexia lidocaine gel, nifedipine
emergency family planning low-dose birth control pills, emergency pills
after childbirth ampicillin, ciprofloxacin, clindamycin, doxycycline, metronidazole
during labor ampicillin, metronidazole, procaine penicillin
fungal infection
mouth (thrush) clotrimazole, gentian violet, nystatin
skin clotrimazole, gentian violet, miconazole, nystatin
vagina gentian violet, clotrimazole, miconazole, nystatin, vinegar
gonorrhea cefixime, doxycycline
herpes sores acyclovir
infection (prevention)
for people with HIV cotrimoxazole
infection (treatment)
bladder amoxicillin, cotrimoxazole, nitrofurantoin
breast dicloxacillin, erythromycin
after childbirth ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, metronidazole, tetracycline
eye erythromycin eye ointment,tetracycline eye ointment
kidney amoxicillin, cefixime, ciprofloxacin, cotrimoxazole, norfloxacin
skin ampicillin, dicloxacillin, doxycycline, erythromycin, penicillin, tetracycline
newborn eye care erythromycin eye ointment, tetracycline eye ointment
pain, fever, and swelling
mild to moderate aspirin, paracetamol, ibuprofen
pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) amoxicillin, azithromycin, cefixime, clindamycin, doxycycline, erythromycin, metronidazole, tetracycline
pneumonia prevention, for people with AIDS cotrimoxazole
sores, infected dicloxacillin, doxycycline, erythromycin
on the genitals azithromycin, benzathine penicillin, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, erythromycin, tetracycline
syphilis benzathine penicillin, doxycycline, erythromycin, tetracycline
tetanus in newborn benzylpenicillin
toxemia/seizures diazepam
trichomonas clindamycin, metronidazole
warts on the genitals podophyllin, trichloroacetic acid
womb infection amoxicillin, ampicillin, doxycycline, metronidazole, penicillin, procaine penicillin, tetracycline
yeast, thrush clotrimazole, gentian violet, miconazole, nystatin, vinegar