well my vagina burns. i had a look (i know it sounds gross but its painful) and its red both sides just inside.
i have no idea why it is. Im not sexually active and havent had anyone do anything down there.
what could it be and what should i do? but please dont tell me to go to the doctors/gyn.
NakedFaery answered Tuesday April 25 2006, 5:32 pm: I'd personally recommend AGAINST any kind of vaginal douche or wash. They can be very damaging to the pH balance of your vagina.
Avoid any kind of harsh activity which will cause friction to your vulva or vagina. Make sure you don't use any perfumed soaps or gels when you wash your vulva. Never put any cleansing products inside your vagina, especially vaginal deodorants. Your vagina is not supposed to be dry! If you feel the need to wash, use only cool water, or if you really must use something that foams, use a soap free foaming cleanser. Avoid nylon underwear or tight fitting clothes for a while.
An odd, but normally effective home remedy, is to cover your vulva with natural yoghurt (the sort that has live bacteria in it). This will put the yeast balance in your vulva and vagina back to normal, and ease any itching or burning. You don't say how old you are, but if you are old enough, try buying a thrush cream or one dose pill over the counter. If you are too young, you will need a doctor to prescribe this.
I know you don't want to see a doctor, but if you get any vaginal bleeding, pain when you urinate or discharge, then you really should, as you could have a more serious infection.
If you take all the measures above, then the symptoms should clear up in a few days, if it last more than 5-7 days and you don't feel the problem is improving, you really must see a doctor. If you feel uncomfortable, for instance if you are too young, then try going to somewhere like a free GU clinic, where everything should be kept confidential. [ NakedFaery's advice column | Ask NakedFaery A Question ]
Elcee answered Tuesday April 25 2006, 1:07 pm: It is possible that you have something called thrush. It is not an infectious disease. It is advisable to go and see your GP or talk to a pharmicist at your chemist. They can prescribe an anti-fungal cream or tablet that will help get rid of these painful symptoms. There is no need to be embarrassed as all doctors will have seen these symptoms many thousands of times. Every woman at one time or another will have suffered with this and it is easily got rid of. Please don't put up with this any longer. Good luck and best wishes. [ Elcee's advice column | Ask Elcee A Question ]
scarletr0se answered Tuesday April 25 2006, 11:41 am: i tell you what.. go get vaginal wash from a pharmacy first. it's gentle and it kills bacteria.
try doin that too.. and maybe get an anti-fungi cream or something. all of that can be purchased over the counter. i think you have yeast infection or something...
but goin to the doctor is still better. :) it's not embarrassing at all cos the doctor seen EVERYTHING.
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