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I have been having this really bad itch in my private area.

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I have been having this really bad itch in my private area. What can I do to stop it.?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  robertfernando replied 4 years ago.
Hello,
Welcome to justanswer and thank you for your question

Have you noticed bumps/blisters in your genitalia?
Do you have history of unprotected sex with multiple partners?
Any past significant medical issue?
How long has this been going on?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
It feels kinda like little bumps like u would get from a rash.
No to all the other questions. I have only had sex with one person.
Expert:  robertfernando replied 4 years ago.
This seems to be a case of vaginal folliculitis.
A vaginal swab test should be done for diagnosis. It can check for yeast infection. Folliculitis will cause bumps and itching in vagina. A clinical examination is necessary for diagnosis.
Treatment is warm compresses, antibiotics.

You can use following tips-
• Keep your genital area clean and dry. Use plain, unscented soap.
• Avoid colored or perfumed toilet tissue and bubble bath.
• Wear cotton panties or pantyhose with a cotton crotch. Avoid panties made from synthetic materials. For infants and toddlers, change diapers often.
• Change out of wet clothing, especially wet bathing suits or exercise clothing, as soon as possible.
• Avoid feminine hygiene sprays and douches.
• Eat yogurt with live cultures or take lactobacillus acidophilus tablets when using antibiotics. Check with your doctor.
• Cleanse by wiping or washing from front to back (vagina to anus) after urinating or having a bowel movement

Please make an appointment with Gynecologist for management of this issue.

Good luck and take care.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
How did I come about getting this? Is it caused by sex?
Expert:  robertfernando replied 4 years ago.
It develops due to friction from clothing, blockage of the follicle or shaving. Also in majority of the cases it has been seen that the damaged follicles get infected with the bacteria staphylococcus aureus.
A clinical examination and vaginal swab test has to be done for diagnosis.

Please make an appointment with Gynecologist for management of this issue.

Good luck and take care.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
How does one get that bacteria?
Expert:  robertfernando replied 4 years ago.
One may get it from hot tub or whirlpool. Also unhygienic or unhealthy conditions, sex can lead to such infection.
Good luck and take care.

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