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Does anyone know how vaginal friction burns can happen?

Does anyone know how vaginal friction burns can happen?

Inadeq lubrication: If vaginal lubrication is not adequate, the delicate skin at the opening of the vagina and in the vagina itself can be traumatized, causing pain. If there is not enough natural lubrication, an over-the-counter lubricant (particularly a liquid one rather than a gel) can be helpful. ...Read more

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How long does it take a vaginal friction burn to heal?

How long does it take a vaginal friction burn to heal?

Quick: The vagina is a place that received a lot of blood circulation and so cuts tend to heal very quickly, but I would give it a week before any insertion or consider using a lot of lube when trying again to decrease the risk of these friction burns. ...Read more

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Very painful friction burn just inside my vaginal opening. What can I do to heal it and dull the pain?

Very painful friction burn just inside my vaginal opening.  What can I do to heal it and dull the pain?

Tincture of time: First, this is what NOT to do. Do not continue intercourse or other vaginal stimulation until it heals. Do not place oil based ointments, lubricants, pads, or commercial products on the area. DO see a MD who can provide a safe Rx specific for treating the area if it is a "friction burn". Many time these issues will heal on their own if left to Mother Nature over time. ...Read more

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Very painful sores on inner vaginal lips and lower part is swollen. Could I be allergic to the condom-Trojan, friction burn, etc? 100% not herpes

Very painful sores on inner vaginal lips and lower part is swollen. Could I be allergic to the condom-Trojan, friction burn, etc? 100% not herpes

Herpes still likely: Latex allergy (i.e. condom) usually causes itching but not "painful sores" -- possible but unlikely. Why so certain it isn't herpes? That's by far the most common cause such symptoms, and most herpes is from partners they are "sure" don't have it. Don't put your head in the sand: see a doctor familiar with STDs and herpes and get tested. Also have your partner(s) checked for HSV. ...Read more