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External Vaginal Sores

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 18, 2006
  • 07:14 PM

My sister is concerned about a reoccuring sore that she gets outside of the vagina on the labial majora. The sore is about the diamtere of a dime and is itchy, red and inflamed and last for about 5 days. Eventually, the area drys up, scabs over, lightely, and goes aways only to reoccur sporadically 2 or 3 times a year. The sore always occurs in the same spot. She has no health insurance so has been negligent to see a doctor. What is this sore and how might she remedy it? Might there be an over the counter product she can use to heal the area when inflamed?
Thank You,
Christina

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  • HERPEES:eek:
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 19, 2006
    • 07:52 AM
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  • This is not necessarily Herpees. There are a number of things, other viruses or blocked ducts etc that could be causing this. I know it can be expensive to see the doctor but it is very important in this case.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 10, 2006
    • 07:57 PM
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  • Sounds like herpes (that's exactly what happens to a herpes sore) I have it and have done excessive research on it. There are many vitamins and such that claim to help (but none have been too helpful so far) but I can tell you what they are. . . . LysineOils to put on sores : lemon and geranium mixture and eucalyptus and bergamot mixtureTrue rose oil and melissa oilA daily multi-vitaminAvoid stressOther signs of herpes are swollen lymph nodes (she'd notice a sore spot under the skin seen as a lump between her inner thigh and below hip on the right and under her arm on the right also) headaches, and sore muscles.She doesn't need to see a doctor necessarily treatment is only for a person's convience to stop or lessen the outbreaks and lessen the spread. She only needs to avoid sexual contact (or be very very precatious) though because as she can see it is not a fun process to get herpes and I'm sure she wouldn't want to do that to someone else.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 15, 2006
    • 03:49 AM
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  • It does sound like herpes...but the diameter of a dime seems VERY large for a sore. There are clinics that are pretty inexpensive where she can at least get tested and find out exactly what is going on. If it is something more serious than Herpes...she really needs to find out ASAP - it could cause her health problems in the future if she doesnt.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 30, 2006
    • 03:53 PM
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  • My sister is concerned about a reoccuring sore that she gets outside of the vagina on the labial majora. The sore is about the diamtere of a dime and is itchy, red and inflamed and last for about 5 days. Eventually, the area drys up, scabs over, lightely, and goes aways only to reoccur sporadically 2 or 3 times a year. The sore always occurs in the same spot. She has no health insurance so has been negligent to see a doctor. What is this sore and how might she remedy it? Might there be an over the counter product she can use to heal the area when inflamed?Thank You,ChristinaI have the same thign adn can't fiquer out what it is? Did you find anything out?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 12, 2006
    • 06:05 PM
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  • Most people jump to conclusions and right away think HERPES. My daughter got this at age 15 and was not sexually active. It was diagnosed as Bechets. That is not necessarily what your sister's is, only that there are different possible diagnoses. She probably should see a doctor. If the herpes test is negative, she might want to see a rheumatologist.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 8, 2007
    • 06:30 PM
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  • its very cheap to see a doctor at planned parenthood. they do cheap STD testing, pregnancy testings, gynocological needs, etc. check it out. they base it all on your income, regardless of insurance.
    kels01 15 Replies
    • January 10, 2007
    • 08:47 AM
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  • It reminds me of herpes too.....herpes always scabs in the end...and reoccurs...can be itchy and painful..usually is painful
    KnowSUMthings 153 Replies
    • January 10, 2007
    • 02:25 PM
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  • My sister is concerned about a reoccuring sore that she gets outside of the vagina on the labial majora. The sore is about the diamtere of a dime and is itchy, red and inflamed and last for about 5 days. Eventually, the area drys up, scabs over, lightely, and goes aways only to reoccur sporadically 2 or 3 times a year. The sore always occurs in the same spot. She has no health insurance so has been negligent to see a doctor. What is this sore and how might she remedy it? Might there be an over the counter product she can use to heal the area when inflamed?Thank You,Christina contact 4 info guillermog2020@yahoo.com
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 13, 2007
    • 06:59 AM
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  • HOw did they diagnose her? My daughter is having the same thing and she's 12. She gets the sores with a fever and headache which they tell us aren't related, but this morning she told me that it's so annoying everytime she gets sick she get the sore(s).Most people jump to conclusions and right away think HERPES. My daughter got this at age 15 and was not sexually active. It was diagnosed as Bechets. That is not necessarily what your sister's is, only that there are different possible diagnoses. She probably should see a doctor. If the herpes test is negative, she might want to see a rheumatologist.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • HOw did they diagnose her? My daughter is having the same thing and she's 12. She gets the sores with a fever and headache which they tell us aren't related, but this morning she told me that it's so annoying everytime she gets sick she get the sore(s).Hi, I reckon that breakouts usually appear when the immune system is down, your doctor should certainly be checked by dermatologist even if the bumps are not present. You should talk to the doc about all the symptoms and what they look like when they appear along with the fever and headache.
    KnowSUMthings 153 Replies Flag this Response
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  • I have the same issue from time to time and I'm a virgin. Never had sex or done any sexual acts. I was still tested for Herpes and AIDS (for the doctor's suspicions) and all were negative. I finally went to a new gyno who stated that sores/patches of white inflammed bumps can be caused by some yeast infections. I received cream and tablets which did the trick. I was very painful and it hurt to walk.
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  • It does sound like herpes my daughter caught it when she was only 15 and was too scared to tell me, when I eventually got her to a doctor she had got a secondary infection on top of the the herpes as she had been trying to treat it herself. She couldn't even pass urine and had too sit in a warm bath just to pee. By the way this does help the symptoms and then pat the area dry with unperfumed talc seems to help speed up recovery from an attack.
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  • It's herpes. One in five have it. Have her and you other gals get a blood test for herpes 2. They usually don't do it at STD clinics. Go figure????:confused:
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • Get on an anti-viral, most likely cause is herpes 2. Get a blood test for herpes 2 and stop guessing.
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  • One single large sore reacting in that exact way is also a symptom of syphilis- which can kill and deform you if untreated, but GOES AWAY if you go to a doctor and get some pills! aaa! GO!
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  • this is so embarrassing. i have like these papercuts down their and some sores. its a very small sore, like a bumb with a small amout of skin missing. before this happoned i was taking my nails and scratching my area so much because i had a yeast infection. can these sores and cuts possibliy be from scratching to much???
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 17, 2008
    • 09:29 PM
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  • What do you think? Get a blood test for herpes 2 and syphils and then you'll know.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • September 18, 2008
    • 00:51 AM
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  • it could be a vaginal boil...calm down people...boils do the same thing and when they go away they scab..its because bacteria is infecting your pubic hairs..what can cause this is if you wipe upwards which hopefully you dont, shaving, periods (not sure), and unsanitary behavior
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