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Dr. Emily Altman
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Vulvitis (Overview)

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.


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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

Dr. Emily Altman
33 doctors shared insights

Vulvitis (Overview)

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.


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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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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

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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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Do nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide treat vulvitis?

Fungal types: This medication is an antifungal and anti-inflammatory cream used to treat fungal type of vulvitis. In other words, to treat the yeast on the skin of the vulva. Many times this is used in conjunction with a vaginal yeast medication if yeast are both places. ...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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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