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How come my vulva keep becoming irritated?

How come my vulva keep becoming irritated?

Irritated vulva: The only way to tell for sure what is going on is to have the area examined by a gynecologist. But at age 49, one of the common reasons is dropping estrogen levels as menopause approaches. There may also be various skin conditions or infections as well. ...Read more

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The external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, ...Read more


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Why is my vulva irritated and stinging and burning ? && I have non odor discharge just white & thick

Why is my vulva irritated and stinging and burning ? && I have non odor discharge just white & thick

Yeast Infection: Stop the hydrocortisone. That is perhaps the worst thing you can put on an infection. You have a common yeast or fungal infection. Your mom can show you where to get the medication to help you get better. They are available at all drug and grocery stores where you live. ...Read more

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I washed my irritated vulva with a bar of soap now it hurts what can I put to stop the pain?

I washed  my irritated vulva with a bar of soap now it hurts what can I put to stop the pain?

Hydrocortisone: Hydrocortisone cream will most likely help for the here and now. But, the question is, what caused the irritation to begin with? You need to follow-up with your gyn. ...Read more

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My vulva is red and gets irritated. Does vulvodynia usually make the vulva red? It doesn't hurt to have sex. Although it sometimes hurts in the front

My vulva is red and gets irritated. Does vulvodynia usually make the vulva red? It doesn't hurt to have sex. Although it sometimes hurts in the front

GET IT CHECKED: Vulvodynia causes pain in vulva without any rash or redness.Your redness and irritation may be just redness in the skin, due to skin condition, contact dermatitis, infection etc.So get it checked to be sure from your doctor or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Irritated / itchy vulva with no discharge or odor. What might it be?

Irritated / itchy vulva with no discharge or odor. What might it be?

Sounds like yeast: This sounds like a classic care of a vaginal yeast infection. There are many over the counter vaginal yeast medications that you can try. If this does not solve the problem then i would schedule a visit for testing. ...Read more

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I have irritated vulva skin, not inside vagina. I have tried vaseline. It has not helped much. will aquaphor help? How good is this to use on vulva

I have irritated vulva skin, not inside vagina.  I have tried vaseline. It has not helped much.  will aquaphor help?  How good is this to use on vulva

Test first: I would suggest seeing a gynecologists. Sometimes over irritation can manifest as other more serious disease states. If the testing shows nothing then Aquaphor may help. In general with any creams you have to be careful to not irritate the inside linings of the mucous membranes-for example inside your mouth., inside the vagina skin linings ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a lot of white vaginal discharge and your skin is red and irritated around my vulva?

What does it mean when you have a lot of white vaginal discharge and your skin is red and irritated around my vulva?

Infection: You may have a vaginal infection. See a doctor, you need treatment. ...Read more

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I've had a very irritated vulva with itching & swelling. I sprayed a perfume on my underwear could this be the cause of it or something more serious?

I've had a very irritated vulva with itching & swelling. I sprayed a perfume on my underwear could this be the cause of it or something more serious?

I would say: It was probably the perfume. This is called a contact dermatitis. Tou could try Hydrocortisone cream twice daily until you see improvement. If it worsens or not improving then get seen. Good luck. ...Read more

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