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Hi. I am Dr. Susan. Can you explain what alum is?
Alum can be found in the grocery store in the spice section, its used to crisp pickles....
I have not heard of it before. But it sounds like you might have a chemical burn. Are you having any pain, itching, odor or discharge?
No pain, itching....none. My vagina is white no longer pink and it feels rough and dry.
How long ago did you do this?
It's been approx. 28 hrs.
OK..So it is pretty recent. I would suggest you see your gyn doctor to evaluate you. She can make sure there is no evidence of any serious damage and to check for any possible infection, etc. Additionally, for my patients that have had chemical burns and injury to the vaginal tissue for various reasons, I have given estrogen cream to apply which usually helps to revitalize the tissue. I doubt there is serious permanent damage. The vaginal tissue has a lot of blood flow and can heal easily from injury. I would not be too embarrassed to see your gyn doctor. We see things like this all the time.
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