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Medicine For Vulvitis
Vulvitis is inflammation of the external genital organs of the female , the vulva. The vulva includes the labia, clitoris, and entrance to the vagina .Vulvitis, like vaginitis, may be caused by a number of different infections occasionally other sources of irritation. Because the vulva is also often inflamed when there is inflammation of the vagina, it ...Read more
Several treatments: Chronic vulvitis, especially if there is a painful component and chronic itching will respond to several treatments for most women. These include topical anesthesia such as Emla cream, estrogen and testosterone cream, desyrel, (trazodone) Neurontin and moderate to strong topical steroid creams or ointments. Those that continue with discomfort may respond to surgery with simple vulvectomy. ...Read more
Inflamed vulva: Vulvitis is inflammation of the external genital organs of the female , the vulva. The vulva includes the labia, clitoris, and entrance to the vagina .Vulvitis, like vaginitis, may be caused by a number of different infections occasionally other sources of irritation. Because the vulva is also often inflamed when there is inflammation of the vagina, it can be called vulvagitinitis. ...Read more
Vulvitis: Ob/gyn exam is first step.Get a more detailed answer ›
They are not : They are not connected or related.Get a more detailed answer ›
See your doctor: Contact vulvitis (or dermatitis in general) is an irritant dermatitis; it mainly has red skin, maybe something tender but more itchy than anything. Should only have scant, if any, discharge. A cellulitis, which is an infection, is red and usually very tender/painful, and may be associated with a pus-like discharge. I would talk your doctor about it. ...Read more
Candida: Is a yeast and infect the mucosa of the mouth , throat a and vulva and vagina . It sometimes invade the blood stream and causes serious infection . In your case the yeast is infecting the outer portion of your vagina . This is a very common and mild infection that can be eliminated by taking a single antifungal pill or couple of days of vaginal pills. ...Read more
Thought I had genital warts. GYN did biopsy & it’s mild chronic vulvitis w/focal features of evolving lichen simplex chronicus. So not genital warts? And how to treat it?
How can I relieve the burning from vulvitis I've tried vagisil ice Monistat and baby powder. It hurts really badlyi haven't slept in days?
Likely: You can use topical vaginal Premarin (conjugated estrogens) or estrogen cream to help with menopausal atrophic vaginitis. It often helps with re-balancing the vaginal ph, re-colonizing with the proper bacteria, and decreasing infections. But not all vulvitis is caused by atrophy and bacterial imbalance. Some dermatologic conditions may require other treatments. See your gyn to be sure. ...Read more
Vulvar swelling causing friction burn of the labia minora. Diagnosed with vulvitis. Clobetasol works when I use it but swelling returns when i stop.
Need exam: It would help to know what is causing the inflammation of the vulva - whether infection or a irritation reaction or a skin issue. Clobetasol is a steroid cream and decreases inflammation, but if the swelling keeps coming back then you haven't yet found the cause. Clobetasol is just treating the symptoms. See your doc. ...Read more