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Treating Friction Burns
Need lubrication: The friction burns, or abrasions, come from rubbing of the shaft of your penis against the vaginal wall of your partner. Be sure there is sufficent lubrication, either from foreplay or a water-soluble lubricant (e.g., KY jelly). Also, be sure you are gentle enough. Finally, if you have signficant abrasions; you might refrain from activity until you are fully healed. ...Read more
Vulva area burning from bacterial infection (being treated with antibiotics) what can I use to soothe vulva skin while antibiotics kick in?
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Recovering from vaginal yeast infection. Have chaffing & little inflammation thats all. Vagisil & Mobistat burn. Can I use desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) to prevent chafing?
Suffering from vaginal yeast infection. Does washing the genital area with dettol antiseptic help reduce the itching?
No.: Please do not wash your genitals with dettol. This is a household cleaning products and isn't made for use on the human body. For relief of the itching from yeast, you can use on over the counter yeast medication. In a pinch cold plain yogurt or cold packs can be used for instant comfort until medications have time to work. ...Read more
Same as any burn. : Chemical burns need to be cleaned out. This is the first order of business. If the chemical is still on the skin the burns will continue to get worse. If quite severe needs major medical care, maybe debridement and possible antibiotics. See your doctor for definitive care. ...Read more
Second-degree burns: ..., such as an abrasion or "road rash, " will heal on their own, given good wound care and good nutrition. Burns on the face should be gooped up with antibiotic ointment several times a day; no dressings are necessary. Burn wounds elsewhere can have antibiotic ointment or silver sulfadiazine (silvadene) applied and then dressed with dressing changes daily in conjunction with a bath/shower. ...Read more
Second degree burn: Skin that is red and painful and that swells up and blisters may mean that deep skin layers and nerve endings have been damaged (second-degree burn). Apply soothing lotions that contain aloe vera to sunburned areas. Chamomile may help as well.Over the counter- Topical steroids (such as 1% hydrocortisone cream) may also help with sunburn pain and swelling. Do not "pop" the blisters yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nair Skin burn: It could help to keep skin moisturized. Options – use washcloth soaked in cold water or even ice water as a compress x 15 minutes. No not apply ice directly to skin. Petroleum based lubricants/ jellies/ lotions (aquaphor ointment, vaseline) can help to maintain moisture. Hydrocortisone cream can be applied for significant inflammation. For blistering – consult with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Maybe: Is the burn recent? Then use vaseline or Aquaphor. If it is fully healed but still red, the steroid may be useful. ...Read more
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
Yes, may sting but: Try it. Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin s/p shaving. ...Read more