Hi, I am 16 and for about 6 days my vagina has all of a sudden swollen up inbetween my labia and around the opening...
Its very red, and constantly itches and I have to avoid scratching or it hurts, I have trouble going to the bathroom because my urine stings the inflamed area.
This happened after I used a new brand of soap/lotion, that made my vagina sting slightly right after usage. Could that be the reason? If so will it stop without having to see a doctor?
I have not been sexually active for more than a year and I take care of that area properly. x_x
I don't think it is a major infection... I just want it to stop.. It has gotten to the point where I am near crying because it hurts so much...
I believe I know what you are talking about... and there is a wonderful site I will post once I track it back down. I get this every so often and its like my life has to come to a stand still because its like walking with a golf ball (that's exaggerated) between my legs. It's a beeyatch. I got this the first time when i was 16 and had never been sexually active. I think it has a lot to do with hormones though. And definitely a sensitivity to certain lotions.
I read that its like a pimple in the respect that it needs to drain. Do NOT try to pop it. Soak in a warm bath without any ANY anything in it except plain clean water. A white-ish snotty secretion will slowly come out over time and that is good. but you do not want it to dry or harden on the inflamed area as it will cause massive itching. DO NOT itch or pick at it. Take a warm bath as often as possible. Put a pillow between your legs at night to keep em apart. Air, limited motion or walking, clean after peeing but keep from touching it as much as possible -- just relax and let it mellow out on its own. Usually this is a 4 day deal and then its over..... it sucks big time. Since i was 16, and now am 27, this has happened a good 8 time. Now that I just leave it alone it really gets better faster. I have 2 toddlers i gotta chase after -- life is too busy for this to happen. But it does. Remember to smile through it and chin up