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Sensitive and Itchy Vagina

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 22, 2008
  • 01:17 AM

Hi there,
I am a 21 year old female and am having a problem. I have had a sensitive and itchy area around my vagina for about 3 weeks now. I have tried a bunch of different things baby powder, diaper rash cream and am now using a hydrocortosone cream. There is no discharge it is kinda like a rash and now with this current cream it almost feels as if its peeling/drying out my skin. And I have now developed small red bumps right where my legs meet my vagina. It is very sore and I haven't had a chance to see my doctor as I have been on vacation out of the country. If you have any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your time and help :)

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  • yeah, herpes 2...you'll need a blood test for it..and an antiviral might help after your test results come back..
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • September 23, 2008
    • 01:10 AM
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  • This sounds like an allergic reaction. Have you been using different detergent/soaps? Take benedryl (pill) and see if it goes away - it may make you tired so take at night or if you're at home. If it does go away, it's an allergic reaction for sure. Try detergent/soap that is free of dyes and perfumes if you don't already, esp. on your pants and underwear.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 30, 2008
    • 03:39 PM
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  • herpes goes away....and then it comes back...get real...
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • October 1, 2008
    • 01:51 AM
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  • Excuse me? I've had the same problem for 2 months which was wrongly diagnosed as a bacterial infection and treated as one with no results and it ended up being an allergic reaction to Tide detergent. Why does everyone always jump to STDs? There are other explanations too.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 1, 2008
    • 04:09 AM
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  • herpes goes away....and then it comes back...get real... It could be just an allergic reaction!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 20, 2009
    • 02:13 PM
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  • Excuse me? I've had the same problem for 2 months which was wrongly diagnosed as a bacterial infection and treated as one with no results and it ended up being an allergic reaction to Tide detergent. Why does everyone always jump to STDs? There are other explanations too. Because most people are sexually active and a lot of those people have sex with people who don't know they have herpes or who have had a funny symptom, ignored it, and blew it off as jock itch. Because a herpes blood test is not standard when people come to a doctor with a problem. Once it becomes a part of a routine STD screening, then people won't have to go in and ask or spread it to someone else before finding out that the original condition they went to the doctor for help with months ago, was actually something that could have been diagnosed and treated originally. Because this is called "Wrong Diagnosis" and not "Right Diagnosis".
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • October 21, 2009
    • 03:29 AM
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  • hello ! If you want to seek advices about any STD infections and preventive measures, better confer it with a concerned health professional to find out your risk factors. They can give you up date about STD such as Chlamydia and gonorrhea, syphilis and other contagious diseases. If you are one of those sexually active people with multiple partners, STD Testing is something you should not ignore. Its benefits is hundred percent sure to help you.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 17, 2009
    • 06:57 AM
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  • Excuse me? I've had the same problem for 2 months which was wrongly diagnosed as a bacterial infection and treated as one with no results and it ended up being an allergic reaction to Tide detergent. Why does everyone always jump to STDs? There are other explanations too.True, it may be something as simple as an alergic reaction to something but it may be more serious. I'm sure where ever you are you can find a doctor. I would stop making excuses and get it looked at right away.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 27, 2009
    • 07:57 PM
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  • Hi there,I am a 21 year old female and am having a problem. I have had a sensitive and itchy area around my vagina for about 3 weeks now. I have tried a bunch of different things baby powder, diaper rash cream and am now using a hydrocortosone cream. There is no discharge it is kinda like a rash and now with this current cream it almost feels as if its peeling/drying out my skin. And I have now developed small red bumps right where my legs meet my vagina. It is very sore and I haven't had a chance to see my doctor as I have been on vacation out of the country. If you have any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.Thanks for your time and help :)This actually happened to me a few weeks back. I had a rash form near my vagina, of course I was freaked out and rushed to the gyno. While I was telling her when the itching started I soon realized I had bought scented panty liners because of a sale around the same time..(lol) hence that had to be the problem. She examined me anyway, and agreed the rash was a symptom of the yeast infection, and wrote me a prescription for 7 day cream, and using it on the itchy parts when needed.
    Opal1912 1 Replies
    • January 3, 2010
    • 05:29 AM
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  • Hi there,I am a 21 year old female and am having a problem. I have had a sensitive and itchy area around my vagina for about 3 weeks now. I have tried a bunch of different things baby powder, diaper rash cream and am now using a hydrocortosone cream. There is no discharge it is kinda like a rash and now with this current cream it almost feels as if its peeling/drying out my skin. And I have now developed small red bumps right where my legs meet my vagina. It is very sore and I haven't had a chance to see my doctor as I have been on vacation out of the country. If you have any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.Thanks for your time and help :)Hi,While it's not impossible that you've contracted Herpes or another STI, your signs & symptoms don't really support a STI diagnosis. Sounds more like an inflammatory skin condition...irritative or contact dermatitis, perhaps.Before becoming overly alarmed, I'd recommend exemplary peri hygiene...both cleansing AND rinsing. Avoid shaving for a bit...if the rash/bumps are within your usual peri shaving area. It's also not a bad idea to change to either cotton panties or cotton-crotch panties...this can promote a bit better "aeration" and drying of a generally moist area.Best,John<
    JonMac 165 Replies
    • January 3, 2010
    • 07:49 PM
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