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What are treatments for vulvar vestibulitis?

What are treatments for vulvar vestibulitis?

Vulvar pain: The new terminology for vulvar vestibulitis is localized provoked vulvodynia. It is characterized by severe pain incited by focal touch or pressure of the vulva. Most patients with localized provoked pain are referred for physical therapy to the pelvic floor with biofeedback. It is most useful for patients who also have vaginismus, back pain, or muscle spasms. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Vulvitis (Definition)

Vulvitis is inflammation of the external genital organs of the female , the vulva. The vulva includes the labia, clitoris, and entrance to the vagina .Vulvitis, like vaginitis, may be caused by a number of different infections occasionally other sources of irritation. Because the vulva is also often inflamed when there is inflammation of the vagina, it ...Read more


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Treatments for sporiasis artritis?

Treatments for sporiasis artritis?

See rheum : Psoriatic arthritis. A rheumatologist. An evaluate you best and determine your treatment. ...Read more

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Treatments for eczema?

Treatments for eczema?

Steroid creams: Eczema is an inflammatory condition of the skin that is in the allergy-family of reactions. Most commonly, eczema is treated with topical steroid creams or ointments, starting at the milder strengths and working our way up as needed. See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and to discuss a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Recommendations for natural or home treatments for interstitial cystitis?

Recommendations for natural or home treatments for interstitial cystitis?

Varied: Physical therapy with pelvic floor relaxation offers improvement for some patients. You need to find a therapist with experience to truly get benefit. Some patients claim improvement with avoiding artificial sweetners, acidic foods-orange juice, lemons, and spicy foods. Every patient is a little different. Look up the irritable bowel diet recs and there is overlap with inter. Cystitis diets. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

None that I'm aware: Orchitis is either a viral or bacterial infection of the testicle. If bacterial you need antibiotics. If you are sexually active get checked for a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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What are OTC treatment for yeast infection for males?

What are OTC treatment for yeast infection for males?

Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream: For yeast infections on skin, Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream is effective; if there is itching or burning pain, use hydrocortisone cream as well. Use each cream sparingly twice daily; usually the infection will clear in 3-4 days. ...Read more

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What treatments are available for vulvodynia pain?

What treatments are available for vulvodynia pain?

Difficult problem: This is a tough problem to treat i generally start with a potent steroid cream and twice daily baths. Please see a gynecologist who specializes in vulvodynia if your physician is unable to help you. Check out http://www.Nva.Org for more information. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for seborrheic dermatitis?

What are treatment options for  seborrheic dermatitis?

Seb Derm: A yeast (fungus) called malassezia. This fungus is one of the normal microscopic life forms that grow, along with certain bacteria, in your skin's oily secretion (sebum). Creams, foams or lotions containing an antifungal agent, such as ketoconazole (ketozole, extina), often help reduce flare-ups, supporting the idea that this yeast is a contributing factor. This codition is not contagious. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for dermatitis?

What are treatment options for dermatitis?

Not specific enough: "dermatitis" just means "inflammation of the skin". In other words, pretty much every rash is a "dermatitis". Without a more specific idea of what is going on, it is impossible to recommend treatment. Even if you are using "dermatitis" as a synonym for "eczema" (as some do), the possibilities are still too broad, since there are so many different kinds of eczema. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for perioral dermatitis?

What are  treatment options for perioral dermatitis?

What meds r u using: Perioral dermatitis is frequently caused by usage of topical steroid preparations on the face. If u are putting any lotions or creams on your face, check that they don't contain a steroid and stop using them! see a dermatologist who can prescribe Protopic for example, which can decrease the pod without worsening it after you stop the med. ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for lichen sclerosus?

What are your treatment options for lichen sclerosus?

Lichen Sclerosis: Corticosteroid ointments, Immune-modulating agents such as Tacrolimus, Ultraviolet Light Therapy, Circumcision in males in resistant cases. ...Read more

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What is an alternative treatment for HPV for males besides condylox (podofilox)?

What is an alternative treatment for HPV for males besides condylox (podofilox)?

You mean warts ?: The HPV warts can self clear over a period of 2 years or so. You can destroy them with caustic material like the podofilox, freeze them (liquid nitrogen, nitrous oxide cryopen), cut them off (avoid) or burn them off with laser treatments. There is a possibility for them to re-appear, since the germ can hibernate in other skin locations. A dermatologist or urologist would likely have a preference ...Read more

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What are treatments for a continuous yeast infections?

Vaginal yeast infect: Diflucan (fluconazole) taken by mouth seems to work very well. Vaginal suppositiories are also available. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for vaginal yeast infection?

What are some treatments for vaginal yeast infection?

Most are rx: Oral or topical anti candidal medications.Most are prescripttion. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for stasis dermatitis?

What are  treatment options for stasis dermatitis?

Stasis: The overall mainstay of treatment has always been aimed at lessening the clinical impact of the underlying venous insufficiency, which is typically accomplished with compression therapy. Assessing the patient's peripheral arterial circulation (clinically or with a doppler study) before recommending compression therapy is important. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for diabetic foot infections?

What are alternative treatments for diabetic foot infections?

Diabetic Foot Treat: Do not try to treat a diabetic foot infection with home remedies without at least having a professional observing as the consequences of an unsuccessful treatment can mean hospitalization, amputation or overwhelming sepsis and death. There are over 4000+ wound care products that are available so even among professionals, opinions vary. Attention to underlying causes of the ulceration are paramount. ...Read more

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Treatment for recurrent vaginitis and balanitis?

Treatment for recurrent vaginitis and balanitis?

Depends on organism: If you have recurrent vaginitis with candida and your partner has recurrent balanitis with same organism, one of you might have diabetes. Have it checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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What are good treatments for menopausal skin irritation?

What are good treatments for menopausal skin irritation?

Menopausal changes: The changes that come with menopause can include almost any organ system, including skin and hair. As your skin ages and with menopause there is a normal loss of collagen and elasticity which creates sags, wrinkles and it also becomes more dry and flaky. Hormones play an important role. One thought is to talk with your doctor about hormones, such as low dose birth control pills during this change. ...Read more

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Desperate for any info on chronic vulvitis cures?

Desperate for any info on chronic vulvitis cures?

Several treatments: Chronic vulvitis, especially if there is a painful component and chronic itching will respond to several treatments for most women. These include topical anesthesia such as Emla cream, estrogen and testosterone cream, desyrel, (trazodone) Neurontin and moderate to strong topical steroid creams or ointments. Those that continue with discomfort may respond to surgery with simple vulvectomy. ...Read more

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Contact vulvitis vs infection symptoms?

Contact vulvitis vs infection symptoms?

See your doctor: Contact vulvitis (or dermatitis in general) is an irritant dermatitis; it mainly has red skin, maybe something tender but more itchy than anything. Should only have scant, if any, discharge. A cellulitis, which is an infection, is red and usually very tender/painful, and may be associated with a pus-like discharge. I would talk your doctor about it. ...Read more

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What causes vulvitis?

What causes vulvitis?

Inflammation: Inflammation of the "vulva" is usually caused by an infection usually yeast but can also be bacterial. It would be best to have your doctor find out. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vulvitis?

What is the definition or description of: vulvitis?

Inflamed vulva: Vulvitis is inflammation of the external genital organs of the female , the vulva. The vulva includes the labia, clitoris, and entrance to the vagina .Vulvitis, like vaginitis, may be caused by a number of different infections occasionally other sources of irritation. Because the vulva is also often inflamed when there is inflammation of the vagina, it can be called vulvagitinitis. ...Read more

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How do I ease pain from vaginal vulvitis?

How do I ease pain from vaginal vulvitis?

Find the cause: There may be many causes for the veil iris that may range from infectious, to inflammatory to muscular, etc. Treatment of the cause will likely ease the pain. ...Read more

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What's the difference between vulvitis and herpes?

What's the difference between vulvitis and herpes?

Vulvitis/ Herpes: Vulvitis is inflammation of the vulva whereas herpes simplex is a virus which can cause small blisters that coalese & the tops may break off. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between zoons vulvitis and linkin scleroses?

Not connected: Plasma cell vulvitis and lichen sclerosus do not seem to be connected. www.ranzcog.edu.au/doc/rcog-vulval-skin-disorders.html ...Read more

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Q on hygiene--is hibiclens or iodine better for bad vulvitis?

Neither: These are both almost the same thing. Won't treat chronic vulvitis though. That usually takes a topical steroid. ...Read more

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What type of disease do they call candida vulvitis, and what causes it?

Candida: Is a yeast and infect the mucosa of the mouth , throat a and vulva and vagina . It sometimes invade the blood stream and causes serious infection . In your case the yeast is infecting the outer portion of your vagina . This is a very common and mild infection that can be eliminated by taking a single antifungal pill or couple of days of vaginal pills. ...Read more

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How can I relieve the burning from vulvitis I've tried vagisil ice Monistat and baby powder. It hurts really badlyi haven't slept in days?

How can I relieve the burning from vulvitis I've tried vagisil ice Monistat and baby powder. It hurts really badlyi haven't slept in days?

Need a diagnosis: Since you are not responding to yeast medication then the cause may not be yeast. You need a proper diagnosis to find out what medication can relieve your symptoms. Our office is close to you and we would be happy to see you and help fix this problem. ...Read more

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Thought I had genital warts. GYN did biopsy & it’s mild chronic vulvitis w/focal features of evolving lichen simplex chronicus. So not genital warts? And how to treat it?

Thought I had genital warts. GYN did biopsy & it’s mild chronic vulvitis w/focal features of evolving lichen simplex chronicus. So not genital warts? And how to treat it?

Hydrocortisone: Your diagnosis translates to chronic itch or rubbing. Try your best not to rub the area. In addition, use hydrocortisone ointment twice daily. If you find you have to scratch the area, place an ice pack which will help alleviate your desire to scratch or rub the area ...Read more

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Contact vulvitis, vaginitis or yeast infection?

Contact vulvitis, vaginitis or yeast infection?

Neither: Contact vulvitis infers an allergic reaction to something involving the vulva. Usually treated with topical steroids. ...Read more

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Will going back on my Premarin (conjugated estrogens) help cure my chronic vulvitis?

Will going back on my Premarin (conjugated estrogens) help cure my chronic vulvitis?

Likely: You can use topical vaginal Premarin (conjugated estrogens) or estrogen cream to help with menopausal atrophic vaginitis. It often helps with re-balancing the vaginal ph, re-colonizing with the proper bacteria, and decreasing infections. But not all vulvitis is caused by atrophy and bacterial imbalance. Some dermatologic conditions may require other treatments. See your gyn to be sure. ...Read more

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Vulvar swelling causing friction burn of the labia minora. Diagnosed with vulvitis. Clobetasol works when I use it but swelling returns when i stop.

Vulvar swelling causing friction burn of the labia minora. Diagnosed with vulvitis. Clobetasol works when I use it but swelling returns when i stop.

Need exam: It would help to know what is causing the inflammation of the vulva - whether infection or a irritation reaction or a skin issue. Clobetasol is a steroid cream and decreases inflammation, but if the swelling keeps coming back then you haven't yet found the cause. Clobetasol is just treating the symptoms. See your doc. ...Read more