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Question: Extremely itch red swollen vulva


 Lkng4answs - Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:47 pm

Please help! Yesterday morning the upper portion (where the labia minora and majora meet) of my vulva became itchy. Not thinking much of it I itched it through my underwear a few times. Later on in the day it became much worse. My labia minora is quickly becoming increasingly, unbearably itchy and very swollen. I trimmed my pubic hair and cleansed with an antibacterial soap. I started applying Ozonol, which is all I could find at the time, and have been spaying the area (generously) with a first aid lidocaine spray in hopes of relieving some of the discomfort and getting some sleep. This morning I found some cortisone cream but there has been no improvement and I am going crazy. I have kept my underwear off and have been just laying in bed with a towel underneath me for about 40 hrs. I have no discharge and no odour. I am single and did not have intercourse in 4 1/2 years because I did not want anyone to come between myself and 2 young children. However, about 8 months ago an supposed friend did sexually assault me and I am wondering if an STD would take this long to present itself. What else could this be?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:29 am

User avatar Hello,Anogenital pruritus has many causes ranging from psycological causes like unexpressed guilt to thread worms.
Common causes would include an irritant contact reaction to douches and sprays.
Candidiasis ie yeast infections could also cause the itching.Dermatitis due to nylon,tampoons are other causes.
It is best not to apply steroids long term for it can cause skin atrophy.Lidocaine by itself cause hypersensitivity reactions.
Best to get treated for threadworms and also candidiasis.
The only sexually contacted problem could be trichomonas infections.
Do get examined and treated and you should be fine.Best wishes.

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