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How To Treat A Swollen Irritated Clitoris
Swollen foreskin: Does the area itch and is it flaky? If so see a dermatologist or a urologist. Are you able to urinate without problem? I would refrain from having sex until this is better. If you use condoms i wonder if you could be allergic to it? If you do use condoms i would definitely see a dermatologist to find out if you are allergic to the one you were using. ...Read more
Swelling: Can be due to trauma infection inflammation gout arthritis etc the first thing is the term in the cars and then treatment becomes apparent ice is good in general as are nsaids trauma needs perhaps x-rays to rule out fracture. The extent of swelling and duration are important factors too. A hand surgeon can help ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hot sitz bath: If the swelling is due to bruising after intercourse, cycling, or other physical activity sitting in a warm bathtub will decrease the pain and swelling. If the swelling is one sided(labia) then it may be a swollen bartholin gland cyst/infection. If the sitz bath doesn't relieve the swelling see your md, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RICE: You should start with rice as a home treatment. After 48-72 hours you may switch to heat (instead of ice). As your pain starts to subside you may add stretching as tolerated, and massage. Once pain is gone, then gently return to activity as your strength and flexibility may need time to recovery after the injury. If these symptoms worsen or persist see your orthopedic physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time: You have to wait 10-14 days for the infection to heal. ...Read more
The toe next to my big to is red swollen and painful to touch? How can I tell infection from a jammed toe?
INFECTION SIGNS: Jamming your toe frequently impacts the nail into the skin. Pain (but, a broken toe will be painful too), redness, and drainage are seen with an infection. You should see a podiatrist to determine if an infection is present, maybe an x-ray to check for a break. Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your doctor: You may need antibiotics if the foreskin is infected. Foreskin may be swollen because of phimosis (tight ; will not retract easily) ; irritating smegma underneath. Paraphimosis is where a tight foreskin has been pulled over the glans and can not be pushed back. This would be an emergency ; should be taken care of asap. Temporarily apply Bacitracin ointment, if inflammed, until you see your dr. ...Read more
Can long term BV cause the skin to be inflamed, irritated? Its like I have a swollen taste bud on my clitoris, will it go away if BV is treated?
Red swollen piercing: A pierced ear can get infected easily. It can easily react to the metal of the ear ring. Using hydrogen peroxide or other similar products to clean the site may be all you need. But, sometimes taking out of the earring is necessary to get your skin to get back to normal. ...Read more
Swollen inner foreskin, Red, tender, feeling of needing to urinate maybe to much pressure. possibly from rough long masturbation. how to treat?
See Your Doctor Now: Your description suggests inflammation and/or infection of the foreskin. The urinary symptoms suggest possible urethritis. More information about your medical history and symptoms is needed however you do require evaluation to determine presence of infection which must be treated with antibiotics. See your doctor now for correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Infected??: Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have what seems to be a tiny open sore on my perineum which is painful to touch. It's hard to wipe. Is it safe to use antibiotic ointment there?
Could be infected: If there is severe enough swelling to close the eye shut and if it is tender / painful, there could be an infection in the skin (cellulitis) which may need treatment with oral antibiotics. Ice can help reduce swelling, but it is probably not safe to use topical creams for burns near the eye without being seen by a doctor. What was the cause of the burn? ...Read more
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