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My left labia is inflamed,it hurts when My legs are close together n sometimes itchy on the side,I haven't had sex in about a week n it just started irritating me now I have been with my partner for 8years and I don't know what's going on?? Someone help =[

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replied April 6th, 2011
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A21612

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Inflammed left labia can be due to rough intercourse,infection,allergy,vulvitis(inf lammation of vulva and vaginal area).Do not scratch at all as it might spread the infection.Apply Calamine lotion to control itching.Use hot and cold compresses.Wash the area with Tea Tree Oil mixed with water.Wear loose cotton undies.Avoid intercourse for sometime.Have a healthy nutritious diet.
If the symptoms persist/worsen consider visiting a gynaecologist for examination.You might require prescription medications.

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