Today i took a shower, and I washed myself as usual, and the 2nd time I washed i noticed my vagina area and clitoris were very sore. After the shower it hurt even to dry off. I noticed both areas were extremely red and irritated looking. My clitoris is so sore I cannot even touch it, or even panties rubbing against it causes excruciating pain. What can this be? and what can I use to help the pain, and how long will it take to go away if just an irritation to the soap? I am so uncomfortatle right now
Use an ice pack wrapped in a towel or other cloth to relieve the swelling.
You should not be washing inside your lips with soap. Your fingers and clean water is more than enough. Wash this way in all the folds and under your clitoris hood. And pat that area dry, do not rub it dry after shower.
Did you have sex, masturbated, ride horse or a bicycle recently? Do you use anything that can irritate your vulva? Did you spend time in a wet bathing suit? Tried a new style of panties? Use a new washing powder?
No the only thing I did differently is use ivory soap, I know I shouldnt use soap period, but i never feel clean enough. i had a yeast infection prior to this maybe last week, and I did have sex after my shower with ivory, so that didnt help at all. It made the irritation 10 times worse.