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Irritaton of the vagina secondary to shaving.

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Hi there

Please help me out :(

I recently had unprotected sex on Saturday night.

On Monday my Vagina started feeling really irritated on my bikini line and now I am starting to freak out.

I don't know if it's because on the same night I shaved myself and it's just my hair frowning back or if i have contracted an std. I have suffered from vaginitis in the past and just need to be re assured. I have examined myself and inside my vagina I have no sores or cracks it's just really itchy wear my hair is on the skin. I have also been bloated and really tired and dizzy since.

Please help me.

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Thanks for posting your query at I can understand your concern.

From the history you have provided, it seems more to be a case of irritation due to shaving and some amount of friction.

It doesn't sound like a STD.

I would recommend that you mix and apply neosporin cream and cortisone cream twice a day.

Also you can take an anti histamine like claritin to relieve any itching if present.

This treatment would help to resolve your concern. Please let me know if you have any queries.

Take care

Patient replied :

Okay thank you.

I also found what I think is a pimple or an ingrown hair and I popped it and puss came out and it seems to be gone ? Does herpes usually hurt ? It didn't have any pain when I squeezed it just some hard puss came out and then it bled ? It was on the lower part of my lips in my hair ?

Thank you


Thanks for your reply.

This sounds more like a bacterial infection of hair called folliculitis. Herpes would be a cluster of fluid filled blisters. There is pain and irritation when lesions of herpes are present.

Please apply neosporin cream over the lesions.

Take care

Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar
Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
Diploma in Dermatology - Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Glasgow, UK , 2010
Residency - DNB, Dermatology -  K.J Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai, 2009
Medical School & Internship - MBBS - Dr. D . Y . Patil Medical College, Mumbai, 2004
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