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A 50-year-old member asked:

I've got a very painful and swollen labia after shaving. is there a cream i can use for this?

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Dr. Jill Nicholson
Specializes in Family Medicine
Neosporin, but....: The symptoms may be caused by local irritation from shaving, but if worsening or lasting more than a few hours, evaluation is advised. Infection could be present. In meantime, if you have no allergy to neosporin, it is ok to use a pea-sized amount to the area. This may soothe irritation, but if infected you will need other treatment.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Please help! i'm having painful and swollen labia after shaving?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Don't shave labia.: The labial/ vulvar tissue is very delicate - you may have razor burn or you may be sensitize or allergic to product used in that area. Try a sitz bath. Try to limit any pubic shaving to bikini lines. Avoid the soft, tender pink tissue.
A 36-year-old member asked:

I am experiencing a painful swollen labia?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Many potential ...: More details are necessary but the most common causes are trauma from sex/birth but other possibilities such as infection, allergy, bleeding, hernia, varicocoele and more.

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Last updated Apr 20, 2014

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