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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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I am 53 and in the stages of menopause, but my vulva feels irritated, no bumps or rash, just a feeling, should i worry about this?

Dr. Wayne Ingram
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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I am 53 and in the stages of menopause, but my vulva feels irritated, no bumps or rash, just a feeling, should i worry about this?

Lowering estrogen: Your estrogen levels are falling during this menopausal stage and as such your vulva is dependent upon the hormone for its; "wellbeing". Have your GYN MD evaluate the vulva to be certain there are no lesions or other infection causes for the irritation. If that is negative and you desire some form of relief from the irritation, ask your MD about topical medication for the same. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Lydia Collins
Board Certified, Gynecology
31 years in practice
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How come my vulva keep becoming irritated?

Dr. Lydia Collins
Board Certified, Gynecology
31 years in practice
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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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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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Why is my vulva irritated and stinging and burning ? && I have non odor discharge just white & thick

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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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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Dr. David Barrere
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
4 years in practice
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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?

Dr. David Barrere
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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?

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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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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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

Dr. Yash Khanna
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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

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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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Can you put pertraeluem jelly on your vulva area if its irritated from washing to hard.

Dr. Wayne Ingram
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Can you put pertraeluem  jelly on your vulva area if its irritated from washing to hard.

No petroleum jelly: Oil based lubricants can trap bacteria against the vulva and make worse an irritated situation. The cause of the vulvar irritation is overly aggressive vulvar cleansing- so stop it!. Use an over the counter hydrocortisone cream on the area after washing very gently with Dove, Caress or Ivory soaps which are very mild and not likely to irritate the vulva. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Dorsey
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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My vulva area has been red and a little irritated for 3 months now. What do you suggest?

Dr. Robert Dorsey
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My vulva area has been red and a little irritated for 3 months now. What do you suggest?

Go see: Your OB gyn doctor and get things checked out. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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Irritated / itchy vulva with no discharge or odor. What might it be?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Dr. Ali Saberi
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
15 years in practice
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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

Dr. Ali Saberi
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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

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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Dr. James Lin
Board Certified, Urology
46 years in practice
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Itchy and irritated vulva on and off for months. Have been diagnosed with hpv a few years ago .What could it be? Not sexualy active

Dr. James Lin
Board Certified, Urology
46 years in practice
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Itchy and irritated vulva on and off for months.  Have been diagnosed with hpv a few years ago .What could it be? Not sexualy active

Here are some...: To affirm a Dx for itchy irritated vulva needs a detailed review on the history of onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, resolution, recurrence, etc. + a direct look at the moment of recurrence. To get things done correctly, follow instructions in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work with doc for reaching right Dx for right Rx... ...Read more

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