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Being treated for bacterial infection of vagina. Vulva area is red, and burns. What can I safely use on area to soothe the skin?

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Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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