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I have a few tiny cuts on my perineum and it itches and only stings when I use the toilet or while wiping. The cuts seemed to have appeared after having intercourse with my significant other and it's been several weeks and they haven't gone away. I'm not

I have a few tiny cuts on my perineum and it itches and only stings when I use the toilet or while wiping. The cuts seemed to have appeared after having intercourse with my significant other and it's been several weeks and they haven't gone away. I'm not

Yeast?: A yeast infection is the best bet for symptoms like these. You could safely try one of the many OTC vaginal yeast treatments, anything with active ingredient ending in "azole" (clotrimazole, miconazole, etc). All are equally effective; you can choose the least expensive. Use the cream both in the vagina and on the irritated external area. If no response after a few days, see your doctor. ...Read more

Perineum (Definition)

Ther perineum is the area between the anus and the scrotum in men and the vulva in women. It generally refers to the surface anatomy, from the pubic symphysis to the coccyx. Perineal tears and episiotomy can occur in this region during childbirth. The anogenital distance is a measure of the distance between the anus and the base of the penis or vagina & used in the ...Read more


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What can cause a rash to the perineum & vulva itching?

What can cause a rash to the perineum & vulva itching?

Vaginal itch: Vaginal itching without discharge can indicate infections like yeast or stis like herpes. It can indicate an allergic reaction to household products like certain soaps and laundry detergents. There are also some skin conditions liked lichen sclerosis which can cause vaginal itching. ...Read more

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I have a 1st degree perineum cut, been using epsom salt to bath and vasiline, its itching now? Does it mean its healing and what else can I use

I have a 1st degree perineum cut, been using epsom salt to bath and vasiline, its itching now? Does it mean its healing and what else can I use

Benzocaine spray: It is normal to have a little itching as the tissue heals. Usually your doctor or midwife repairs the tear with an absorbable suture and this can cause a small itching reaction. You can use an over the counter spray called Dermoplast or any anesthetic spray with benzocaine. If it isn't getting better see your doctor. ...Read more

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I get a tiny cut on my perineum semi often. Blood test for herpes negative. No itching, stings faintly if I keep touching it. No sex for a long time.?

I get a tiny cut on my perineum semi often. Blood test for herpes negative. No itching, stings faintly if I keep touching it. No sex for a long time.?

Perineum: Simple cut in the perineum possibly related to shaving but no obvious infection redness or drainage therefore no need for further workup or antibiotics unless it worsens over the next few weeks ...Read more

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Lots of itching, burning & redness in perineum for several months. Ideas? Use moisturizer, triamcinolone. Clobetasol works. Skin is very sensitive.

Lots of itching, burning & redness in perineum for several months. Ideas? Use moisturizer, triamcinolone. Clobetasol works. Skin is very sensitive.

Overuse?: May have used the steroids for too long. Time to get an examination by a physician to direct further care. Sooner than later to prevent further injury. ...Read more

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What could cause intense itching in the perenium area? It doesn't really come and go. Its just always there.

What could cause intense itching in the perenium area? It doesn't really come and go. Its just always there.

Itching in perineum: Three common lichens can cause itching in area of perineum and genitals: lichen simplex chronicus, a result of chronic rubbing or scratching, lichen sclerosus (lsa) and lichen planus (lp), inflammatory skin conditions that can cause redness, violaceous discoloration and scarring, making pap smears and sex difficult and painful. Lsa can also look like white patches. These need close followup. ...Read more

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I have perinium itching and small smooth rash. Dr. said it didn't look like warts. It's lasted a few weeks. It's not herpes.

I have perinium itching and small smooth rash. Dr. said it didn't look like warts. It's lasted a few weeks. It's not herpes.

Genital skin rash: There are many causes of genital area rash. Most are not STDs. Some are problems that occur primarily in the genital area, and others can occur anywhere and happen to involve the genital area. Since your doctor apparently doesn't know, see a dermatologist. You can also google "genital skin rash images" for photos to compare with your rash. A "smooth" patch might be lichen planus. ...Read more

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It’s just one sore and it’s on my perinium I think it’s as a result of wiping and the itching isn’t severe and there’s no unusual or smelly discharge?

It’s just one sore and it’s on my perinium I think it’s as a result of wiping and the itching isn’t severe and there’s no unusual or smelly discharge?

Genital sores: What should I do?

You need to see your personal physician who will talk to you, examine you and order studies to figure out what is going on. Cannot do this in only 400 spaces. ...Read more

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Apparently had a couple genital warts around perenium, used apple cider vinegar on area, now itching?

Apparently had a couple genital warts around perenium, used apple cider vinegar on area, now itching?

Self help failure: How about a visit to the GYN MD as apparently the home remedy has produced complications with itching and you still don't know if the warts are gone or not. ...Read more

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Butt itches bad?

Butt itches bad?

Anal Itching?: I am assuming your anus itches. Several causes. Partial rectal prolapse can cause this. Mucous glands on the outside and wet and not meant to be there. Causes poor hygiene. Pin worms can cause this. Hemorrhoids can cause this. Yeast and other fungan and bacterial infecitons can cause this. Use baby wipes, balneol or other rectal cleanser. Check for pin worms. Get anoscopic exam by md. ...Read more

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Butt hole itches. What could this be?

Butt hole itches. What could this be?

Various causes: Hemorrhoids, pinworm, anal fissure, anal/rectal cancer, certain foods/drinks (eg with caffeine), psoriasis, stds, localized allergic reaction, others, can cause anal pruritus (itching). Symptoms that persist beyond a few days would benefit from evaluation. ...Read more

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Should I be alarmed if my earlobes itches a lot?

Should I be alarmed if my earlobes itches a lot?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why does my head itches?

Itching of scalp: It is possible you have very dry scalp or dandruff- have your family doctor examine you, . ...Read more

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My vaginal area itches why?

My vaginal area itches why?

Yeast infection: You most likely have a common problem known as a yeast infection. Anti-fungal medications are readily available. ...Read more

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Can one use pain relief medicine for itches?

Can one use pain relief medicine for itches?

Itches: Not usually. Using pain medications for an itch may blunt the itch feeling but you will still itch. You have to find out why you have the itch. Topical creams may help. ...Read more

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My skin itches all the time what could it be?

My skin itches all the time what could it be?

Dry skin?: Common cause of all over itching is dry skin, but many other possibilities. Could you be more specific? ...Read more

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Head itches before I shower. What could this be?

Head itches before I shower. What could this be?

Multiple causes: Dry hair, scalp, dandruff, seborrhea of the scalp, folliculitis, reaction to soaps, shampoo or condition. Please seek a medical exam. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my head itches like crazy?

Several possibilitie: Itches like crazy sounds pretty darn serious. You might have someone check for hair lice or other offending agents. Less intense itching might be related to your shampoo, hair products, including reaction to dyes, etc. Less intense itching could also be related to a fungus infection of the scalp, which would need some anti-fungal treatments. ...Read more

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After I take a shower, my body skin itches so much?

After I take a shower, my body skin itches so much?

Most likely...: ...You are allergic to the soap you are using, or you are showering too frequently and washing the protective oils off your skin. Try showering less, with a different (and mild) soap. If that doesn't work see your doctor, because it could be something unusual -- for example, the classic presentation of a rare disease called polycythemia vera is itching after bathing. ...Read more

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My skin itches when been in sun and feels lumpy why?

Polymorphic light: Eruption, which is condition that occurs in reaction to sunlight on the skin, a rash happens and it's itchy, it's not dangerous though, you need to protect your skin by wearing sun-screen, long sleeves and hat, avoid direct sun exposure, Hydrocortisone cream OTC can help with the itching, see a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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My skin itches and I don't know what to do! Can you help?

Yes: There are 2 ways to relieve itching-external topical treatment and internal medications. Applying cold compresses or taking cool shower will give some immediate temporary relief. Anti-itch creams such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) calamine, lanacaine and hdrocortisone will give more long lasting relief. Oral antihistamines will provide the most effective relief. If needed topical treatments can be use while taking oral agent. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

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