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What can relieve itching and swelling in the labia minor?

What can relieve itching and swelling in the labia minor?

Depends on the cause: A yeast infection is pretty likely, in which case there are a lot of over the counter treatments that may help. However, there are many more options. Sex that is too dry, too long, too rough, penis too big, vagina too small, sex under water, infections, jock itch, allergy to condoms/spermicide etc. If the problem does not resolve, it is time to call your family doctor. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What can I do to relieve itching and swelling in my labia minor area?

What can I do to relieve itching and swelling in my labia minor area?

Depends on the cause: A yeast infection is pretty likely, in which case there are a lot of over the counter treatments that may help. However, there are many more options. Sex that is too dry, too long, too rough, penis too big, vagina too small, sex under water, infections, jock itch, allergy to condoms/spermicide etc. If the problem does not resolve, it is time to call your family doctor. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin from waxing how can I relieve the itching and swelling?

I have itchy skin from waxing how can I relieve the itching and swelling?

Skin irritation: Probably what is call contact dermatitis. This means skin irritation form contact. The wax could have caused this. Swelling is due to the the pulling. You should use a Shea butter based skin lotion and see if that works. If not try a 1% hydrocortisone cream, like Aveno for itch. If the swelling worsens, please see a doctor ...Read more

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Moderate itching and swelling on the labia minora. Was diagnosed w/bacterial vaginosis. Day 2 on antibiotics and it still itches and is swollen. Relief?

Moderate itching and swelling on the labia minora. Was diagnosed w/bacterial vaginosis. Day 2 on antibiotics and it still itches and is swollen. Relief?

Tips: This is a good article describing some simple home remedies for relief of vaginal itching. Some of them may sound weird to you - like applying yogurt TO the vagina (not eating it) but it's all based on the science of balance between good germs/bad germs. Make sure your family notifies your MD as you may also need some oral medication for yeast treatment.
http://www. Simple-remedies. Com/womens-health/home-remedies-for-vaginal-itching. Html ...Read more

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What kind of bug bite is hard, swelling, itches and oozes clear liquid?

What kind of bug bite is hard, swelling, itches and oozes clear liquid?

Rash: People often want to assume it is a bug bite when that is not always the case. A rash is best evaluated in person by a doctor who can truly determine if a biopsy or specific treatment is needed. Many insect bites/stings can lead to the reaction you describe but it would be best to have your doctor look at it. ...Read more

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Legs, ankles swelling but ankles have a red rash and itches badly.?

Legs, ankles swelling but ankles have a red rash and itches badly.?

Stasis dermatitis: Some people who have chronic swelling of their legs and feet due to edema may eventually developed a type of rash called stasis dermatitis. This is associated with redness and sometimes there can even be clear fluid seeping from the area. Sometimes compression stockings can help but consider a visit with your doctor to clarify why you're having so much swelling and what therapy can be used to reduce it ...Read more

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I have small bumps on the whole right side of my scalp and it itches and is swelling and painful?

I have small bumps on the whole right side of my scalp and it itches and is swelling and painful?

... Shingles. ..: 39 y/o female says I have small bumps on the whole right side of my scalp and it itches and is swelling and painful? If one has had Chicken Pox in younger years, Shingles will be the first to consider. Because the Eye on the same side could be affected, even if it was a different infection, best to see the PCP to be sure & to get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I am having rashes in my inner thighs. ..it itches some swelling circles...these area has become black. Kindly help.

I am having rashes in my inner thighs. ..it itches some swelling circles...these area has become black. Kindly help.

Thigh irritation: I suspect skin irritation of your thighs may be related to such things as continual friction and/or sweating and? Yeast infection Perhaps wearing tight jeans plays a role, also. Avoid tight clothing, keep the thighs clean and dry once the rash clears. In the meantime try applying an antiyeast anti-inflammatory ointment like mycolog. If no improvement, consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatm ...Read more

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I am having rashes in my inner thighs. ..it itches some swelling circles are also there....area has become black kindly help.

I am having rashes in my inner thighs. ..it itches some swelling circles are also there....area has become black kindly help.

Fungal?: Have the rashes persisted for days? It is always very difficult to comment on potential causes of rash without an exam. Fungal rash (tinea corporis or versicolor), intertrigo (irritation from chafing maybe complicated by infection) or erythrasma (bacterial infection) are associated with round itchy/scaly persistent rash in this region. ...Read more

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I pricked myself on a knockout rose bush last friday. The swelling has gone down some, but it still hurts/itches in two spots. Is it infected?

I pricked myself on a knockout rose bush last friday. The swelling has gone down some, but it still hurts/itches in two spots. Is it infected?

Possibly: Without the ability to examine you and to take a more extensive history it is impossible to tell over the internet, but a particular fungus called sporothrix schenckii is responsible for "rose garden fever". Should you develop a raised area at the site of the thorn prick, or any other conditions suggesting inflammation, see a doctor asap. Hope this will not be necessary. ...Read more

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I was bitten by a tick about 3 months ago, there was no swelling or redness but the site still itches quite often. What should I do?

I was bitten by a tick about 3 months ago, there was no swelling or redness but the site still itches quite often. What should I do?

Scar tissue?: The area of the bite may have formed some scar tissue or a piece of the tick may still be in the skin and the body is trying to digest it. Take a little massage oil each day and work the area of skin gently to promote healing. Topical 1% hydrocortisone twice a day may also help. Good luck!

http://www. Drugs. Com/cg/tick-bite-aftercare-instructions. Html ...Read more

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Rash-like at the end of my left eyebrow? Itches and swelling.

Rash-like at the end of my left eyebrow? Itches and swelling.

Insect bite: If it is a round area that looks like a single hive, the most common cause is a bug bite. Applying anti-itch cream or cool wash cloth can be helpful. ...Read more

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Hi, I have had the swelling on the back of hand not palm for 3 days now, and it itches occasionally?

Hi, I have had the swelling on the back of hand not palm for 3 days now, and it itches occasionally?

Hand swelling: Hand swelling not due to injury or an insect bite and with associated itching suggests angioedema which is an allergic reaction. However this type of swelling generally subsides after 24 hours or so. For this reason I feel an insect bite is more likely in your case. If the hand swelling persists, becomes painful or develops redness, have a physician examine you for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My breasts have started swelling recently & now my vagina is starting to swell. It hurts & itches at the same time. What is wrong?

My breasts have started swelling recently & now my vagina is starting to swell. It hurts & itches at the same time. What is wrong?

Maybe you need to: Check for pregnancy. If first test negative, then check again in 1 week. It is always good to assume that you may be pregnant, since breast tenderness is one of the first signs of pregnancy. Make sure you do not have a lump in your breast that is sore. The new findings regarding vaginal swelling may indicate some infection, so get it checked by healthcare provider. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite behind my knee. It constantly itches and is swelling. The pain has gotten so severe that I cannot extend my leg. What do I do?

I have a bug bite behind my knee. It constantly itches and is swelling. The pain has gotten so severe that I cannot extend my leg. What do I do?

Infected?: If it is red and hot it may be infected. If you think that is possible then see a doctor as soon as you can. Infections can become more serious if left untreated. If it is not red and hot try some cool compresses and hydrocortisone cream to try do decrease the itching until it resolves. ...Read more

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I was stung by a wasp thur. The redness and swelling went away fast. It got red and swollen yesterday and now itches and is hot. Is this normal?

I was stung by a wasp thur. The redness and swelling went away fast. It got red and swollen yesterday and now itches and is hot. Is this normal?

Not unexpected: The venom of insect often sensitizes people so that most end up becoming allergic to it. Your initial response was to the chemicals present in the venom and the late response was likely from the allergic response to it. Try antihistamine and topical cortisone. ...Read more

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Lasting one year I have had a reddish rash on the front ankles. No swelling. Skin can appear dry and rarely itches. Doesn't go away. 350 lbs 6ft tall.

Lasting one year I have had a reddish rash on the front ankles. No swelling. Skin can appear dry and rarely itches. Doesn't go away. 350 lbs 6ft tall.

Fungus: I would try an over the counter antifungal as sometimes I have seen redness develop with out itching. Follow the directions on the medication and if this does not show improvement in 4 to 6 weeks let your Podiatrist see it and give you a better idea of what is going on. ...Read more

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I have small line of white bumps on middle of bottom lip with swelling and it itches?

I have small line of white bumps on middle of bottom lip with swelling and it itches?

Folliculitis?: It could be also herpes, hive, eczema. Hard to tell. Medical History helps in making a diagnosis. Can you send a picture of the bottom lip affected area? ...Read more

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Reoccuring swollen&discomfort upper labia minora. No discharge or odor. Itches a little a couple days before the swelling.

Reoccuring swollen&discomfort upper labia minora. No discharge or odor. Itches a little a couple days before the swelling.

Probably: An allergic reaction to something which contacted to your genital area. It could be toilet paper, paper towel, detergents used to wash your clothes, shampoo, soap or feminine hygiene products. ...Read more

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Un diagnosed swelling since 4 years below right eye. Soft Swelling, varies but is persistent. Itches very rarely. Please Help?

Get it checked: Have a healthcare personnel look at the swelling to determine the nature of it. Your primary care provider or a skin doctor will be of great help. ...Read more

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Live in mid-fl. In yard clearing brush when bit on back of neck. After 24 hrs, swelling as big as silver dollar, still itches. Am anaphylaxic?

Live in mid-fl. In yard clearing brush when bit on back of neck. After 24 hrs, swelling as big as silver dollar, still itches. Am anaphylaxic?

Likely not: It looks like you have local reaction to some insect bites. I don't see you mention about problems breathing, diffused rashes or hives, and abdominal pain other GI symptoms so you don't have anaphylaxis. The bite site can last for a few days. Try warm compress. If it get worse, you might have cellulitis and need to be seen by a physician. ...Read more

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Red swelling of right side of penis occurred, likely from sex and Nuvaring contact. Itches slightly, continues to after abstaining from sex. Advice?

Reasons for Redness: Redness on the penis after sexual activity is fairly common and can occur from Nuvaring contact. Hydrocortisone can alleviate both the redness and the swelling. Altering sexual position may reduce contact with the Ring. If the redness does not resolve, you should visit with a urologist. Here is a link that may be helpful: http://www. Healthgrades. Com/symptoms/penile-itch ...Read more

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Tick bite still itches after months and now having some pain and swelling in knee. Have been tested for Lyme and it was negative? Now what?

What does the DR say: There are numerous reasons why you may have trouble with your knee. Have you seen a rheumatologist or orthopedic specialist? Itching is not a sign of Lyme disease. What does your DR say? ...Read more

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Pt has white bump with redness around it in a ring shape. States that it itches only in center. There is minimal swelling and area is not scaled. Started itching yesterday thought it was mosquito bite. Noticed red ring today. Pt is working at a camp so

Pt has white bump with redness around it in a ring shape. States that it itches only in center. There is minimal swelling and area is not scaled. Started itching yesterday thought it was mosquito bite. Noticed red ring today. Pt is working at a camp so

Need more info: Your question got truncated so I'll answer the best I can. In short, without more info it is hard to advise. It sounds like a bite of some kind but the cause is often impossible to determine. The treatment, if any, is often determined by what is possible in the area/season where it occurred. This time of year in the US, tick-born illness should be considered. ...Read more

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Swelling and puffy under left eye only. Happens every month or so. Doesn't hurt, only itches. No redness in eye. Occasional swelling in eye?

Swelling and puffy under left eye only. Happens every month or so. Doesn't hurt, only itches. No redness in eye. Occasional swelling in eye?

Allergy: Sounds like allergic, most likely contact related since only on one side. Such as you sleep on your left side and every month you use the same laundry detergent or something of the sort. ...Read more

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Saturday AM, shaved vaginal area, and had rash with redness and swelling by lunch time, itches and burns when touch just on 1 side of labia, what?

Saturday AM, shaved vaginal area, and had rash with redness and swelling by lunch time, itches and burns when touch just on 1 side of labia, what?

Razor "burn": When a close shave of any area on the body is done with a dull razor or without shaving cream, skin cells are exfoliated and injury to the underlying dermis causes a red itchy rash. Unfortunately, this has occurred to your labia and because you are dominant with either your left or right hand, the opposite labia in your non dominant hand got the brunt of the "injury". ...Read more

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I am having white pimple type rashes on my hands as well as extreme swelling. It itches and is spreading up my forearm. Is this bad?

I am having white pimple type rashes on my hands as well as extreme swelling. It itches and is spreading up my forearm. Is this bad?

Allergic Reaction?: Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) right way. If there is red streak and pain with or without Fevers then there may be a component of Infection. This needs Examination immediately. ...Read more

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I have a swelling at the crown of my head between my skull and scalp, when preasure is greatest my scalp itches and weeps. Headaches and nausea?

I have a swelling at the crown of my head between my skull and scalp, when preasure is greatest my scalp itches and weeps. Headaches and nausea?

May be dermatitis: The symptoms you talk looks like an ulceration and dermatitis. Mya use Hydrocortsone cream2% may relieve symptoms. Use the cream twice a day morning after shower and night at bed time ...Read more

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Should I see a rheumatologist? I have really swelling in my hands that comes and goes. Recently I have a bump on my one knuckle that burns and itches.

Angioedema: Description sounds like angioedema that typically occurs in association with hives (in some cases). Let your primary care physician know about this, or see an Allergist or Dermatologist. This is sometimes caused by an environmental trigger. Treatment starts with a long-acting antihistamine. ...Read more

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For 3 yrs I have had 1 hard swollen gland that itches on the r side where the jaw \ neck meet, swelling comes and goes \ear ringing. What is it?

For 3 yrs I have had 1 hard swollen gland that itches on the r side where the jaw \ neck meet, swelling comes and goes \ear ringing. What is it?

Likely it's a benign: Lymph node condition. If it's persistent ask ur dr if he would consider doing a biopsy. Do u answer a lot of phone calls? It may be contributing to d ringing. I personally experience d same. ;#40;joke! ;#41;see ur dr for any concerns. Take care! Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=94274. http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-tinnitus-basics. ...Read more

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For 3 yrs I have had 1 hard swollen gland that itches on the r side where the jaw \ neck meet, swelling comes and goes \ear ringing. What is it?

Needs to be seen: If you have had a lymph node (gland) that has been enlarged for more than three months, you should have it evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Anal swelling really bad around & itches really bad at night most very sore to sit on I do have last stage hidrandenitis? Keep abdominal discomfort?

Anal swelling really bad around & itches really bad at night most very sore to sit on I do have last stage hidrandenitis? Keep abdominal discomfort?

Itchy Butt; Caffeine: Is the most common cause of anal itching not hemorrhoids as stated win the ads. Pinworms can be another cause usually in children after playing in the dirt. But cokes, coffee, tea, chocolate, and energy drinks like red bull have lots of caffeine leading to severe itching and bleeding, even waking you from your sleep at night clawing at your bottom. Stop the caffeine! ...Read more

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Severe itch to my r breast no swelling, no heat, no discoloration, no leakage from nipple just itches like crazy any ideas why?

Eczema?: Usually a localized itch (that rashes) is referred to as eczema --- treat with a topical steroid as otc Hydrocortisone 1% cream. However if no better, visit a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have random, very strong itching and swelling behind my left knee, it is not every day, but scratching does not relieve the itch.

I have random, very strong itching and swelling behind my left knee, it is not every day, but scratching does not relieve the itch.

See MD: Please see your doctor as the itching and swelling may be associated with an infection or maybe even simple eczema. Stop scratching, as this can be associated with causing an infection. ...Read more

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Visited a friend they had bed bugs have bites all over my body that are swelling and itching uncontrollably I tried a cortisone cream still no relief?

Visited a friend they had bed bugs have bites all over my body that are swelling and itching uncontrollably I tried a cortisone cream still no relief?

BEDBUG BITES: OVER THE COUNTER CORTISONE CREAM WILL NOT HELP.
A TEMPORARY MEASURE BEFORE YOU SEE THE DOCTOR, IS TO WASH YOUR ENTIRE BODY WITH MILD SOAP, GET UP A GOOD SOAPY LATHER, RUB THE LATHER OVER ALL THE AFFECTED AREAS, LEAVE IT ON, DO NOT RINSE!!!! LET THE SOAP DRY ON THE AREAS WHERE THE BITES ARE.
SEE YOUR DERMATOLOGIST OR YOUR REGULAR DOCTOR. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

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