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I have redness and severe itch on the sides of my vagina had it for 2 months what is it and how do I treat it?

I have redness and severe itch on the sides of my vagina had it for 2 months what is it and how do I treat it?

Dermatitis: Could be hives or contact dermatitis. I would see a dermatologist or you could try some over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills or lotion (not in the vagina) to see if it helps. If so, you might have your answer. A dermatologist would know best. ...Read more

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Being treated for bacterial infection of vagina. Vulva area is red, and burns. What can I safely use on area to soothe the skin?

Being treated for bacterial infection of vagina. Vulva area is red, and burns. What can I safely use on area to soothe the skin?

Think diaper rash!: If the vulva and perirectal area are this irritated, you might want to approach it like you would a diaper rash. For example, a&d ointment, zinc oxide, or dessitin are great "water-proofers." they may help protect the area while you have a chance to heal. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Should i get checked out? I have redness around my vagina area and has pain sometimes is it a rash or is it something I should get checked out?

Should i get checked out? I have redness around my vagina area and has pain sometimes is it a rash or is it something I should get checked out?

Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose your symptoms. I don't know the reason for your vaginal redness and pain. Is there any burning with urination? Is there a vaginal odor? Is there any vaginal discharge? One possibility could be decreased vaginal secretions if you are an older woman. If you are younger and sexually active, if you are not adequately aroused prior to sexual activity, you may not be well enough lubricated and develop a rash due to friction. If this problem has been there for a while it would be worth being evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Single red bump on outer vagina for months, seemed to go away after a vaginosis treatment, now it's back. Should i be concerned?

Single red bump on outer vagina for months, seemed to go away after a vaginosis treatment, now it's back. Should i be concerned?

Yes: Vaginosis doesn't cause bumps, so itcould be an infection or other irritation. See your gyn again for different treatment and possible biopsy of the spot. ...Read more

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I'm having small red, dry, itchy bumps that look just like razor burn but aren't around my vagina and inner thighs, what could be the cause and cure?

I'm having small red, dry, itchy bumps that look just like razor burn but aren't around my vagina and inner thighs, what could be the cause and cure?

Need to examined: If it was not traumatized by a razor, then number of things including localized cellulitis, folloculitis, contact dermatitis are possibilities. Hard to tell by your description. Have a clinician or a dermatologist take a closer look if it's persistent. ...Read more

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I have little red bumps near my vagina they don't hurt or itch they are just there how can I get rid of them?

I have little red bumps near my vagina they don't hurt or itch they are just there how can I get rid of them?

Needs evaluation: There are so many things that could cause this. The next step if to schedule a visit for an evaluation to determine what the bumps are and decide what to do about them. ...Read more

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After I shave my vagina I get red pimple-like/ ingrown hairs. It hurts to shave it and the bumps hurt. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

After I shave my vagina I get red pimple-like/ ingrown hairs. It hurts to shave it and the bumps hurt. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

Various: At times, these hair follicles may get infected. This is folliculitis. If folliculitis is mild, topical over-the-counter antibiotic will work (polysporin, neosporin or bacitracin) 2-3 times/day. Topical Hydrocortisone will also help. If very tender, you may need brief oral antibiotics, and let it heal before shaving again. Always shave with the direction of hair growth, & try aloe vera after. ...Read more

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What to do if I have redness around vagina, itching, sore feeling?

What to do if I have redness around vagina, itching, sore feeling?

Need medication: Hello, The symptoms that you describe can be caused by a number of things. If is important to know what you are treating. A doctor would be able to identify the cause of your symptoms and prescribe the appropriate medication. ...Read more