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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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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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Is vulvitus and herpes vulvitus the same thing?

Is vulvitus and herpes vulvitus the same thing?

General vs. Specific: Vulvitis is the general term for inflammation of the vulva, whereas, herpes vulvitis is inflammation of the vulva secondary to herpes. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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

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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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Right inside of my vagina hole burns and is really sore right inside and also under both of my flaps are really red and they burn to, I have no std's, 1 doctor says its vulvodynia and 1 says its vulvitis so im confused which one is right : (please tell me

Right inside of my vagina hole burns and is really sore right inside and also under both of my flaps are really red and they burn to, I have no std's, 1 doctor says its vulvodynia and 1 says its vulvitis so im confused which one is right : (please tell me

Vulvitis: When the area of the vulva is red adn painful, it's vulvitis. Vulvodynia is when it hurts to touch it, but there isn't anything infectious provoking it. Obviously, there's soemthing going on, yeast comes first to mind, with your vulva if it's that red and irritated. Bottom line, you likely need treatment. Even if no perceptible infection, you could benefit from a medication to help with pain. ...Read more

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Right inside of my vagina hole where you would put a penis that hole burns and is really sore right inside and also under both of my flaps are really red and they burn to, I have no std's, 1 doctor says its vulvodynia and 1 says its vulvitis so im confuse

Right inside of my vagina hole where you would put a penis that hole burns and is really sore right inside and also under both of my flaps are really red and they burn to, I have no std's, 1 doctor says its vulvodynia and 1 says its vulvitis so im confuse

Vulvodynia: If there is no infection and you have some redness and pain at time of penetration you most likely have provoked vulvodynia. Try avoiding fabric fofteners, bleach, use avenoo or neutrogena soap for your prsonal hygiene, shower not bathe, use dreft detergents, no femenine perfumes, no douche, use white all cotton underwear and white nonscented toilet paper. After urination poor water and apply oil. ...Read more

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Right inside of my vagina hole where you would put a penis that hole burns and is really sore right inside and also under both of my flaps are really red and they burn to, I have no std's, 1 doctor says its vulvodynia and 1 says its vulvitis! She gave me

Vulvodynia: Vulvar vestibulitis syndrome is pain in the vestibule. This is the entrance to the vagina. Often a burning sensation, this type of vulvar pain comes on only after touch or pressure, such as during intercourse. The cause is not known although there are many theories. ...Read more

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Herpes on peni, s what will make it go away?

Herpes on peni, s what will make it go away?

See your doctor: There are treatments for herpes, but there is no cure for herpes it is forever. ...Read more

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What are the effects of s.T.D.S, herpes, and aids?

What are the effects of s.T.D.S, herpes, and aids?

Multiple: Too numerous to discus here. Best is to search the cdc website. Most have neurologic side effects with opportunistic infections ultimately causing death after overwhelming the immune system. ...Read more

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Is oral herpes is an s.T.I or not? If not what are other causes?

Is oral herpes is an s.T.I or not? If not what are other causes?

Herpes virus: Oral herpes (hsv1) is most often from physical contact with an infected individual. Genital herpes (hsv2) is most often always contracted from sexual contact, and few cases have been shown of hsv1 coming from oral-genital contact, but the two are all but indistinguishable from each other. Maby the answer to your question is can you get herpes by not having sex, answer is yes. Just contact. ...Read more

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Is herpes serious?

Is herpes serious?

It depends: Herpes simplex infections in healthy people are usually localized to the area of infection. In people with weakened immune systems herpes can be serious, causing not only skin infections but also potentially infecting other organs.

Herpes infections in newborn babies can be very serious and have lifelong consequences or even causing death. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more