San Jose, CA
A 23-year-old female asked:
Red,bit itchy, sore & swollen left labia majora after shaving. happens repeatedly sometimes after periods. is it yeast infection? how to treat it at home & how to avoid it later? can i use antiseptic foaming solution (cytal) without dr prescription?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
General Practice 40 years experience
Exam!: It's not a good idea to self-treat this type of problem. You could have a bacterial infection or trichomoniasis. There are other possible causes of your problem such as a cyst, allergies & sex without enough lubrication. You must be properly evaluated at a medical clinic to be treated appropriately for your problem. So please get a medical exam as soon as possible. I wish you well!
68 viewsAnswered Jun 17, 2020
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Labia problems: Don't shave labia - that is a great way to get nicks and cuts which can then be a portal for infections. Yeast probably wouldn't cause unilatera swelling and is often accompanied by a non-odorous, clumpy white discharge. You might try soaking with epsom salts. If this is not resolving then medical evaluation would be prudent. DON'T shave labia.
67 viewsReviewed Jun 22, 2020
Last updated Jun 22, 2020
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