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Vaginal peeling - ?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 3, 2007
  • 11:02 PM

Lately my vagina (inside the lips) has basically been shedding layers of skin. I'm not dry, or itchy, and I don't have any discharge, so I have no idea what it could be. I've been on antibiotics, but I've been eating yogurt, but I don't know if this could have anything to do with it. The peeling started after I began the meds, but almost a week after so I don't know if it coincides. It's not every day, but a few times a week whole layers of skin are sloughing off. Please help if you can.

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  • i have the exact same problem! would be very interested to see some replies from people who may have some idea of what it is??
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  • Hi, i have this now and it's really annoying i think it is a yeast infection though because ihave strange discharge and it smells funny aswell and my inner lips are peeling and dry, its so uncomfortable. but the good news is i know what causes this. im allergic to sanetry towels and tampons like TAMPAX and ALLWAYS the bleach that they put in there towels and tampons irritates my bacteria in my vagina which causes me to get thrush or BV, so i have to buy organic tampons and sanetry towels from herbil wickerstores.i dont know if any of you have the same problem as i do but please message back if you have something simular.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 13, 2008
    • 05:40 PM
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  • Ohh girl I have the same exact thing! During my period it really hurt down there (I was using pads) and I kept looking and it was really red... then now I don't have my period anymore but it's still red and peeling... so weird! I'm 23 and It's never happened to me before so I can't imagine it being the pads I used (since I've used them for years)... I have no clue wut it cud be.... and it doesn't itch, it just hurts like it's sore!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 31, 2008
    • 01:24 PM
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  • Same thing.However, I did some research here a while a go and found that it could be because of the antibiotics. I was taking some for strep throat and it started up about a week after I began taking the pills. Apparently it takes about a week for the antibiotics to fully circulate through your system, which could be why it's just now appearing. In researching, however, I also found that it could be as simple as a yeast infection. If you haven't had one before I here the first time can be pretty scary, especially if you are, or were, sexually active since it can take up to a year for signs of an STD to appear - However, in your case I doubt that is the cause. Plain yogart and Vagisil is what I have been getting a lot of replies of. Some say that placing plain yogart to the area makes it feel better, some say garlic tampons work well, however if you eat plain yogart and use Vagisil regularly for about a weeks time it should do the trick. Cranberry juice also helps cleanse you if it is something internally.I still don't know what my cause is, since I just now am researching it, but I started taking Amoxicillin three times a day on Thursday, the 22nd, and stopped taking it about two days ago , and two days ago is when it began . I'm also on my period now, so I'll have to wait a bit longer before I can investigate my own issue. I'd say, eat lots of plain yogart, drink lots of plain cranberry juice, and invest in some Vagisil. Do this for a week, and if it does not get better go to your family doctor or the ER, if you don't have a doctor. Seriously, it's nothing to be embarassed about, especially since it's your health. It's better to be safe and shameless than have something seriously wrong.-Little Rock, AR, 19
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 30, 2009
    • 02:41 PM
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  • im having dat problem toothe inner skin of my my vagina is slowly peeling off and it annoying me im afraid to hv esex with my boyfriend before i have with him i have to take a shower before i have sex
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  • im having dat problem toothe inner skin of my my vagina is slowly peeling off and it annoying me im afraid to hv esex with my boyfriend before i have with him i have to take a shower before i have sexdoes it look like u have toilet paper coming out of there? i know it sounds weird but if u do trust me i have the same problem. its like this: if your hands are really dry and you rub them together what happens? the skin starts to peel off. just stop having sex for a while untill it stops it will stop like in about two week. just dont have any sex,untill all the "toilet paper skin" is out.lol.
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  • Could be a skin condition, or yeast.. But sounds like you need to make a second trip to the doctor.__________ Elite Escorts
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  • does it look like u have toilet paper coming out of there? i know it sounds weird but if u do trust me i have the same problem. its like this: if your hands are really dry and you rub them together what happens? the skin starts to peel off. just stop having sex for a while untill it stops it will stop like in about two week. just dont have any sex,untill all the "toilet paper skin" is out.lol.[/QUOTEThat made me laugh out loud. Toilet paper skin. I was thinking when I first saw it that my Charmin was all of a sudden no longer lint free. I just got done taking a weeks worth of amox/augmentin following the removal of my IUD. I am definitely "peeling". Seems to be a common theme on the internet.
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  • I am having same issue. I dont have periods anymore due to hysto almost 15 years ago so it is not related to any period. I am diabetic and have frequent yeast infections but nothing like this. The skin is coming off so bad that it itches so bad that I scratch it until it is bleeding. I havent had sex in over a year so it cant be a STD but I want to know what is going on it is driving me bonkers..
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  • Hi, I seem to have a very similar problem to you all, but mine occurs when i stop taking the pill for my break every month. Like normal, my period comes, but then the skin on the lips and just behind the lips gets really red and sore. Then after a few days it goes dry and peels. It smells something awful so I'm afraid to go out during the week or so it takes to settle down. It normally stops a few days after i start taking the pill again. I'm not sure if its pill related or due to the pads im using, but the pads are the same ones that ive been using since i was 15. The brand that makes my panti liners recently changed its packaging and its liners, so im wondering if maybe that could be it? But please, does anyone else have these symptoms related to the pill?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 3, 2011
    • 05:14 PM
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  • does it look like u have toilet paper coming out of there? i know it sounds weird but if u do trust me i have the same problem. its like this: if your hands are really dry and you rub them together what happens? the skin starts to peel off. just stop having sex for a while untill it stops it will stop like in about two week. just dont have any sex,untill all the "toilet paper skin" is out.lol.That's ONE of My Symptoms , The Others Are Itching , Bumps ( like a Rash ) and 2nights ago my ***t was 2 times its Size . i Haven't Had Sex in 5 weeks So i DOUBT its an STD or Something . i know it Sounds Weird But i Had Put Lime on My vagina to see if it'll Get Lighter about a week ago i think this is happening Because the Lime Made My Vagina VERY Dry , also i Got My Period 4 days ago and i Used Pads and it Became VEERRRYYYY Itchy and Red . it has a sort of dry blood smell though , i would like to know what i can do to stop all this ... please Help :-/
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 27, 2011
    • 06:47 PM
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  • You put lime juice on your labia and vagina??? Don't do that. It is going to take some time for your genitals to recover from the acid burn. New rule for you: if you wouldn't put it in your eyes, don't put it in or on your va-jay-jay!! Mucous membrane tissue is very sensitive. The peeling is due to the healing process. You have signs of inflammation. If it also does not cause a burning sensation, you can try some Vagisil to numb it so you quit itching. Avoid things that will make it worse: detergents, tight pants or underwear (wear cotton undies). Keep the area clean and dry, but avoid rubbing. You can also take ibuprofen to help cut the pain (read the label for dosage). If there are also signs of infection (pus), bad smell (ie. fishy) go to a doctor and get treatment.
    blueempress 28 Replies
    • January 28, 2011
    • 09:38 PM
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  • hey, do any of you use OB tampons?I have this problem too, it is really strange.I am asking if you use them because as some of us girls have noticed, they have not been in stores for a few months. I'm starting to think that they recalled them and something was wrong with the tampons.Could this have cause this weird Vaginal peeling we are experiencing?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 3, 2011
    • 05:34 AM
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  • does it look like u have toilet paper coming out of there? i know it sounds weird but if u do trust me i have the same problem. its like this: if your hands are really dry and you rub them together what happens? the skin starts to peel off. just stop having sex for a while untill it stops it will stop like in about two week. just dont have any sex,untill all the "toilet paper skin" is out.lol.Did that actually work? cause I have the same thing you describe. I havent been on any medication except for my bc pills but I've been on them almost a year with no effects like this. I have had "toilet paper skin" for a few weeks and it wont go away.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 4, 2011
    • 01:05 AM
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  • I have the same problem. I was taking antibiotics and started to get peeling and itching. If i scratched too much i got swelling. Also there was slight bleeding from the skin peeling off. The peeling skin was not dry or flaky it was just like skin rolling off when i wiped but my vagina as a whole was dryer then normal. I checked many websites and basically found that many people had this happen after taking antibiotics. However no one said when this would stop which was very frustrating. I just finished day 3 of monistat3 last night and i have no itching or irritation at all but i'm still peeling. I really wish i would know when the peeling with stop. Any additional information would be really appreciated since some posts on here are saying that they've had this problem for months.
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  • im having dat problem toothe inner skin of my my vagina is slowly peeling off and it annoying me im afraid to hv esex with my boyfriend before i have with him i have to take a shower before i have sexomg i have the same thing.. an i always take a shower too lol. thats all can think too do. its embarrassin to me
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  • Lately my vagina (inside the lips) has basically been shedding layers of skin. I'm not dry, or itchy, and I don't have any discharge, so I have no idea what it could be. I've been on antibiotics, but I've been eating yogurt, but I don't know if this could have anything to do with it. The peeling started after I began the meds, but almost a week after so I don't know if it coincides. It's not every day, but a few times a week whole layers of skin are sloughing off. Please help if you can.Im 28 and never had this same issue before till I started using Always Infinity pads, Ive been a big fan of Always but these new pads they make really messed me up. My labia felt like beef jerky, I was all red and itchy and now im pealing all over the outside of my vagina. I'm blaming the new pads and the excessive moister removal as the cause of the over drying.
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  • hey ladies. i discovered last night that i am 'peeling' layers of skin away from the inside area of my vagina. i had mostly light pink color skin. but also some white. all of which seemed to be coming from just inside the vagina. i do feel much better in knowing i am not the only woman with these symptoms however it is still unnerving as like with many of you i have never experienced these types of symptoms. i am concerned that it may be to do with the tampon switch i made. changing from one brand to another. and my body just not liking the unfamiliarity or something. also this time around i had a very long period, 10 - 14 days, almost unbearable. i have the contraceptive implant in the left arm, preventing pregnancies for three years. now that i have stopped i am finding when swabbing with damp cottons balls there are amounts of what appears to be skin having left the cervix or perhaps even the womb walls. it could be that because this period was so heavy my body is finding its own way of getting rid of the excess womb wall lining. im no doctor so i could be completely wrong. i know i am clean std and sti wise as i had a full examination 12 months ago, coveringthe most common sti and stds, through to an HIV test and all results were negative. i am currently visiting family in georgia atlanta usa, home land being the uk, and it is an embarrassing subject to bring up with my aunt, but i am concerned about my well being, and so must face the fear of having a bit of an awkward conversation. i am flying back to the uk in two weeks. when i return i will see the doctor and get the fullest of full sexual health screening, tests and examinations that are available to me. whatever the outcome i can overcome it, just as you too can.ps i am twenty years of age
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  • Ohh girl I have the same exact thing! During my period it really hurt down there (I was using pads) and I kept looking and it was really red... then now I don't have my period anymore but it's still red and peeling... so weird! I'm 23 and It's never happened to me before so I can't imagine it being the pads I used (since I've used them for years)... I have no clue wut it cud be.... and it doesn't itch, it just hurts like it's sore!hi there, i am 20 and i have the exact same thing, its itchy its swollen really bad, but now it went down it gets dry and peeling, and when i wear a pad for my period i get really bad itching and i thought i was allergic to the pad but i changed pads and still had same problem so i went to doctor yesterday and she said it was uti urinary tract infection , yeast infection ! so i have pills and will start them tommoro so i hope it works, i know the pain it sucks
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 11, 2011
    • 06:47 PM
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  • ive also been having the same problem. mine just itches at certain times but doesnt burn. its kinda like the person talking about the "toilet paper crotch", its just a few dead layers of skin that is wanting to come off. i was talking cephalexin an antibiotic, vistaril, and prednisone and a few days later i noticed it. as soon as i noticed it was happening i automatically assumed it was my medicine so i stopped taking all 3 of them just to be safe. its been over a week now and my symptoms are still there. i have barely been able to have sex because it hurts when i do, kinda burns. my husband has also been wondering whats going on and is getting super impatient. i thought it was a yeast infection so i have been on a 7 day treatment for that. the vagisil helps the itching and thats about it. i have not seen anymore changes. i dont know what this issue is but its very annoying and i have never seen anything like this or heard of it til i got on here. its good to know im not alone!!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 13, 2011
    • 05:22 PM
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