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Contact Dermititis Of Vulva
Unusual: Unless your scalp is exposed to chemicals or solvents , it is not likely an irritant dermatitis. If your scalp itches, then it is more likely a contact allergy. I would consider changing shampoo (Free & Clear) and condition. A short course of topical cortisone scalp solution may help calm the scalp down to prevent you from scratching it. Hair dye is a potential contact allergen also ...Read more
General v. localized: Atopic dermatitis is a chronic condition that is generalized over the entire skin surface, but usually most obvious in the "flexor" areas (crooks of elbows & knees, neck, underarms). Contact dermatitis is localized to the area of contact, and is often streaky in appearance due to the effect of the contact brushing against the skin surface. Atopy also tends to be symmetrical; contact is not. ...Read more
What causes the itch: Atopic dermatitis is an itch that rashes. Contact dermatitis is a rash that itches. Ad is caused by an internal itch that becomes a rash only after you scratch the skin over and over again. Cd is caused by an external chemical that soaks into the skin and your immune system sends an army of cells to kill all the skin cells that are contaminated with that chemical. That irritates nerves and itches. ...Read more
No: You must first be allergic to something which will make you itch. That cannot be transferred by sexual contact. ...Read more
Sometimes: It takes very little time for sperm to start moving up the vagina and each drop contains about 20 million sperm per drop. wiping off or removing some of the semen does remove some or most of the sperm, but very unlikely to remove all of it. Time for condoms and birth control. ...Read more
Many: Yeast infections are a common cause. Any vaginal discharge or leakage of urine can irritate the vulva. Scratching can cause tissue irritation and is counterproductive. Contact dermatitis is also very common on the vulva.Best to see a specialist for evaluation. On occasion a biopsy is necessary to determine the cause and best treatment. ...Read more
What can cause external burning on vagina and around anus. No yeast/BV/STDs. Use hypoallergenic soap and detergent?
Contact dermatitis: if the contactant is not identified , it can recur . there are barrier creams available from your dermatologist as well as anti inflammatory medications and patch tests to help determine what is causing this. ...Read more
Could contact dermatitis cause red burning vulva pain, only on labia minors only. There is no rash on outside labia. Thanks?
Yes: Spermacide, new dtergents, etc. Might try some Hydrocortisone cream and topical anesthetic if it's really bothering u and keel an eye out for ulcers or a yeast infection. If a contact dermatitis it is generally a broader location but whatever is occurring it it generally self limited. Good luck. ...Read more
Dry & flaky skin on penis head and shaft after unprotected vaginal sex. Irritation or maybe STI or fungal infection? Suggested treatment if fungal?
I am experiencing thigh rash, genital itching and genital rash. The following also describe me: Skin rash and Skin redness or irritation. What sho...
Herpes: It is still contagious even after the lesions have healed and they don't look like they are there, although when there are vesicles with fluid in them it is more contagious any kind of skin to skin contact can spread herpes. Asymptomatic people infected with hsv1 or hsv2 can still transmit the virus. The virus replicates on mucocutaneous surfaces and infects sensory nerve terminals and nucl. ...Read more