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Question: sore on vagina hair line


 ski blue - Sat Sep 10, 2005 9:55 am

I am a 26year old female and i have recently noticed 4 red sores on my vagina hair line. They don't hurt me at all but I know that they are there. I have only had sex with one guy. I have always shaved down there but recently I can't shave at the opening of my lip. Can you please help me figure out what they are because I can't afford to go see a doctor. Will they ever go away?
 Dr. L. Chu Go - Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:25 am

Hello Ski blue,

From the message in your post, two things came to my mind: shaving and sexual intercourse which could either be causing an allergic reaction (the former) or infection (the latter). As for infection, i trust that your partner though sexually active, is "clean" (i.e. practice safe sex, etc)
As for allergy, are these sores itchy? are these sores fluid- or pus-filled? In the meantime, as this might just be an allergic reaction, it is advisable to use hypoallergenic soap (a baby soap will do just fine) or a feminine wash which contains lactic acid. Skip on shaving for a few days (5-7days) as this can further irritate your skin in the vaginal area. Lastly, wear or use cotton underwear and not synthetic ones which could irritate sensitive skin.

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