scared possible S.T.D?

on Feb 22, 2008 @ 08:25 am

I have some redness on the outer lips (labia majora) not sure if that's it but its on the lips where hair grows. It's just red, no bumps no sores. It seems to get worse when I shower with real hot water, so I stopped and it totally started to go away but then came back. I'm not sure if its just irrated from the soap I use or what. I'm just so nervous and I need some advice :( Let me know if I should add some more info thanks

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Ali de Bold
Doctor on Feb 22, 2008 @ 08:50 am

Ouch, that does not sound like fun. Sorry to hear you are going through this. I think you should definitely go to the Doctor. Have you recently changed laundry detergents or bodywashes, etc? A new brand of condoms? I did a little research and this kind of thing could be as simple as a change in laundry detergent or body wash that is irritating the area. It could also be crabs or another of several treatable conditions. If you have unusual discharge it could be something bacterial. The most important thing is not to diagnose yourself. Make an appointment to see your Doctor right away and they can set your mind at ease and help with your symptoms.

I hope you feel better soon!

whip out those grannies! on Feb 22, 2008 @ 03:08 pm

I 100% agree with MissChickie - you should go to the doctor asap!

In the meantime, use the mildest soap you have (baby soap is a good choice) to keep that area nice and clean. Wear only 100% cotton undies to provide a breathable barrier, not too tight and skip the panty liner if you use one regularly. hopefully that will give you some ease of symptoms until the doc can tell you what is wrong.

Feisty Redhead
agreed on Feb 22, 2008 @ 03:31 pm

I agree, a trip to the doctor ASAP is in order! The only way to know for sure either way is to see the doctor, the sooner the better.

yes yes.... on Feb 22, 2008 @ 08:28 pm

get to a doctor ASAP. There is no point in guessing at what it could be! Get to a doctor as soon as you can.

so far so good.... on Feb 24, 2008 @ 07:26 am

I tried everything mamluv suggested and it is getting way better... Regardless I have a doctor's appointment as soon as I return to U.S.A. I will keep everyone posted thank you....

Scents Of Peace
Femine products on Apr 14, 2008 @ 01:54 am

Another possible irritant could be your choice of monthly hygiene product. Myself, I am highly sensitive and will have a reaction very quickly. If you haven't changed your bathing soap, shampoo etc, be sure to evaluate your laundry routine to see if that could contribute. If it worsens and you are on your cycle, try using cloth as an alternative to disposable products - such as Glad Rags, or make your own.

Hope you're doing better . . .

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