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Cause?: Certainly ice nearly always helps but prevention is key as well as identifying cause. If friction is to blame lubricants may help, however it could also be due to sensitivity to applied products such as lubricants, spermicidal agents or latex allergy/sensitivity. Anti-inflammatories may also help. Make sure std is not to blame & use appropriate precautions. Positions & specific sexual activities? ...Read more
Is it ok to remove hair by Brazilian wax in labia minora and da border between labia majora n labia minora?
Itchy pubic area directly above clitoris. Clitoral hood has a weird blister or raw lesion. Rawness between labia minora and majora. No STDs or stis?
You need an exam: Your symptoms are suggestive of a herpes simplex infection (sexually transmitted), but yeast (not sexually transmitted) may cause similar symptoms of rawness and itching. If you also have a white, cottage cheese-like discharge, it is more likely to be yeast. The bottom line is that you need to have an exam done by a health professional. And no sex until you find out! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy/trauma?: Determining the cause is an important clue to treatment. In addition, a true allergy to topical creams, lotions, lubricants or even latex may cause itching. Inadequate lubrication with excessive trauma may also cause shear injury with itching. Please also consider the possibility of stds. Discuss with your gynecologist. ...Read more
Sounds like: Infection that calls for a doctor visit and full evaluation. ...Read more
Tiny, painless, skin colored bumps on inner thigh outside of labia majora. Noticed 5 days ago/no change since. Shave area 3x/week. Tender when rubbed?
Check it out: Possible ingrown hairs. Check it out.Get a more detailed answer ›
Determine cause: It is important to first determine the cause of the inflammation: creams, soap, shaving, waxing, trauma, friction, Infection, etc. If you cannot identify, discuss with your primary care physician or gynecologist. Once the cause is identified, a treatment plan can be arranged,, ...Read more
Found sore on labia minora next to where I apply Aldara (imiquimod) on labia majora. Labia majora is not irritated however.Possible side effect or something else?
Typical side effect: This is a common side effect of imiquimod (Aldara) when it contacts healthy skin, especially thin moist skin or mucous membranes, like the labia minor. That's probably what's going on. But be aware that herpes is also a common cause of genital ulceration. If any doubt, check with the doctor who prescribed your treatment. ...Read more