I'm 17 and my labia minors has swelled. It's slightly painful and looks a little shiny and smooth. It's not hard and is soft.
This has happened previously when I was about 12 or 13 and a few other times. The first time it happened my labia minors swelled to the size of a lemon. My GP gave me steroid cream which didn't help. I went to a GYN and he said I have an elastane allergy, possibly latex. My labia never went back to normal so when I was 16 I had a labiaplasty. My GYN performed the procedure and actually used latex gloves because he's an idiot so there wasn't much point to the surgery and I have become insecure and now have to see a psychologist. Anyway, my labia minors has swollen again, not nearly as worse as before but I want to know how to make it go down. Quickly. I've tried putting ice on the area, which was uncomfortable. Its been 9 hours since I've noticed it. I have slept in this period, without panties and I'm wearing cotton now.PLEASE HELP ME!!!! I hate this allergy.
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If allergic cause is suspected, you should consider getting allergen patch testing done to confirm the cause for the allergy. This will help to identify and avoid the causative agent in future. Use of antihistamines also would help to control your symptoms. If the symptoms have persisted for more than 10-12 hours, you should consider visiting your doctor/dermatologist for further evaluation and assistance with controlling your symptoms. Treatment as appropriate (based on the examination findings and investigation results) would be started to help you. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/dermatologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest.
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