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A 24-year-old female asked:

I am experiencing vaginal burning and vaginal itching. the following also describes me: skin redness or irritation. what should i do?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin O'neil
Urogynecology 29 years experience
OTC meds or Dr visit: If this just started, you could try OTC meds for vaginal irritation. If those don't work, you should see your doctor to get tested for an infection like yeast or bacterial vaginosis. Avoiding perfumey soaps, body wash, bubble bath and wearing loose fitting, cotton underwear can help.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Great answer! Also, in the last couple of years, I have seen some severe dermatitis due to generic feminine hygiene products: esp. pads or panty liners.
Jun 6, 2017
Last updated Jun 6, 2017

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