i wonder if she got a solution, 3 yrs on lol. but i did get the same HORRIFFIC itching after shavin because i was doing it wrong. if u use a razor do so after a shower and use gentle soap like glycerine soap so make u dont shave dry. after use olive oil in the area. after exfoliate gently as u take ur showers and always use the olive oil works awesome. u might be sensitive to chemicals like fragrance so always use natural unscented products!
The tea tree oil works guys although I probably wouldnt place it inside your vagina as it would strip away ALL naturally occurring flora- here is a remedy that provides safe relief, immediate relief:
Fill a clean cup with warm water and add a few drops of tea tree oil.
Add a few cotton wool buds and soak them for half a minute.
Using clean hands, wring out one and place it on the most irritated region outside of your vagina.
Sigh in relief (optional)
Throw away and repeat using next warm cotton wool ball.
Try to avoid wiping excessively or scratching with the balls (I know it's tempting) as you may cause further damage to already irritated and sensitive skin.
I need help. I shaved my libia friday night and i used a new razor. It was a new brand and i did not use soap or shaving cream. Last night the itching started which feels like razor burn. I remember my hand slipping when I was shaving. I tried vasoline thinking I was hurting from having sex saturday. Normally it helps. Now I feel itchy like i have razor burn but can't find any relief. What should I do???
I use a product from Pure Romance called Coochy. It is a shave gel. Put it on your pubic region, wait about 30 seconds, then shave. This product is amazing!! It softens up the root of the hair for a nice close shave. After two days, when the itching starts, I use a product called Bikini Zone, you can get this product at your local stores, Walmart, Kmart, Shopko, Walgreens...combined, the two products work amazingly well for me. As for the yeast infection comments I have read, I have another amazing idea!! Get some plain yogurt, dip a tampon in it, and insert it into your vagina. Wait 15 mins and remove. The cold feeling of the yogurt will not only give you comfort, but the good bacteria in the yogurt will counter act the bad growing bacteria in your vagina causing the yeast infection. If you find this information helpful, please comment If your gonna comment just to be a jerk, dont bother. I Hope this has helped someone in need.
The original question was in regard to swelling and itching of the labia minora. There are a lot of great suggestions here. The main points are: (1) if you use something before shaving the inside of the labia majora, make sure it's fragrance free. Anything with fragrance can irritate the sensitive minora area. (2) use a new, clean razor. (3) although some people seem to be hesitant to use tea tree, it is completely safe to use on the external vaginal neat (without mixing it with anything). I agree with diluting it with water if you're going to douche with it, but you can apply it to the labia minora without any problems. It's gentle enough to use on children, animals, and even helps get rid of gum disease! It's a must have of essential oils (along with lavendar). It does have a warming effect when you first put it on, and it helps immensely with itching. Also, it recognizes the difference between beneficial and non-beneficial bacteria, so it will not strip away the bacteria you need. I hope you've found relieve after all this time has passed! I also hope this helps someone. This isn't really a topic doctors (especially male ones) know much about. Not their fault! We need to talk more! I'm a certified aromatherapist and herbalist, so I've had a little more experience than the average person and have monitored results on many people. I don't know everything, but tea tree IS one of my favorites! Have a great night, everyone!
I spoke with my gyno about the use of tea tree oil and she sternly explained that any amount of tea tree oil should never ever be used internally on or in any part of your body. It can cause minor burns, swelling, and other unsavory issues.
What I've found that works for me is to exfoliate before and after shaving. While shaving Use something to lubricated the skin. Gently warmed baby oil works quite well.
After you are done, wash the baby oil off so you don't end up with clogged pores. I use baby shampoo.
After toweling off, I put a little facial astringant/toner on a cotton ball and give the main external area a quick dab.
If all else fails, give waxing a try. I do it myself at home. 9.00 for a sally Hansen body waxing kit. Just be sure to follow the instructions.