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Have been checked out, not thrush or BV or anything like that. It's just pretty sore and irritated down there, especially near my urethra. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas of what I could use to moisturise the area? Have already got some coconut oil coming.
Get some Cetraben from the chemist. It is a soothing cream, for excema or sensitive areas. It can be applied directly to the skin, or used as a wash. There is also a new non hormonal cream available, called Vagisan, for irritation or dryness. Hope this helps.
Definitely not menopausal, or at least I hope not, being 18! I've been examined, had urine tests and swabs and I'm all clear on that front. I have just come off the implant after three months of hellish continuous bleeding, so I suspect it's hopefully largely hormonal and will settle down. Thanks for the recommendations!
Shaving? I don't shave 'down there' with a razor anymore as it irritated so bad. You couldn't see anything but it was like I'd cut myself with my fingernails a million times. I use a beard trimmer now for any bits that might terrify others at the pool.
wow I was literally just about to post the same thing!
I've been in and out of doctors and hospitals for the past 7 months with the same thing! I keep getting told it's "probably thrush" - so I take pessaries, oral tablet, cream and nothing is making any difference.
I've seen 5 consultants and the last one said yep probably thrush, went back to my doctor yesterday and they said if canesten etc is not making any difference then its not thrush, gave me some etalium but hasn't made a blind bit of difference!
I've been swabbed for STD's 5 times and other vaginal infections but nope nothing
Had a menopause blood test and that was all fine (im early 30s!)
Pain is now radiating down into the very top of the back of my legs just where my buttock cheeks start! a very dull ache - I'm so uncomfortable I cant even sit down properly!
I'm red raw and sore down there aswell I'm thoroughly fed up!
Sorry no advice just wanted to say I'm in the same boat!
You are probably right about it being hormonal. Progestogen things can give you dryness problems.
I would wash with dermal 500 which is good fir skin conditions and may be enough on its own, and use some multigyn actigel or flora plus to help rebalance ( watch - it stings a bit ). Hopefully it should sort itself out as your hormones get back to normal.
Have you read up on vulvar vestibulitis and vulvodynia. I experienced a similar problem years ago, treated for thrush (wasn't that) saw endless doctors, was extremely sore. In the end I found relief coming off the contraceptive pill, I am sure this was causing it. Wear only cotton knickers, no more creams, leave well alone, pat dry, just use simple shower gel, white loo roll only, avoid jeans, drink lots of water. These things all gave some relief. I hope you get it sorted, totally understand how bad it gets.
I had this last summer, it went on for about three months. Doctors couldn't find anything and eventually was diagnosed as vulvodynia. It eventually just stopped and went away. It was very bizarre, like having the constant burning of a UTI but it didn't actually hurt to Perez