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A 52-year-old female asked:

Is being dry in the vulva area the same as dry vagina? only dry in the vulvar area inside seems to be wet....what is the problem?

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Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Vulval dryness : Vagina is usually more moist than the vulva give me to eat to use a a cream or moisturizer to the vulval area to give you more moisture
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A 19-year-old female asked:

How is the inside of my vagina is wet, but the vulva(outside) is very dry? What can I do to cure this?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Sounds normal: From what you say - except the word "very" - this sounds normal and healthy - no cure is needed. If you really wish a moister vulva, i might suppose that a gentle facial moisturizer could be applied - or a bit of baby oil. If you actually have flaking or dry cracks, see your doctor for dermatitis tx.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Not sexually active since january however start experiencing a burnish sensation outside vagina ...on vulva area..what could cause this?
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Vulvitis?: Take Sitzbath bath with just plain water, no soaps, and dry off. Hopefully it will pass in just 2-3 days. If not, go to your OB-GYN.
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A female asked:
Is it ok to use lots of soap inside your anus n vagina n around vulva when washing? I wash in that area twice over and get burning feeling in vagina
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
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Last updated Nov 27, 2016

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