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labia is sore and irritated looks like little taste buds?

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My inner labia is sore and irritated(Inside of lips, not center region, that is still smooth). I have not had sex for almost a week. There are no sores but the skin looks more rigid almost like little taste buds. Could this be a yeast infection or different kind of UTI?

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replied February 3rd, 2012
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A31131

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out. These symptoms can be due to chafing skin and without investigations like a culture of the discharge, it is very hard to say whether it is due to a fungal infection.

You should wear cotton undergarments. Application of mild corticosteroid cream and oral antiinflammatories like ibuprofen/acetaminophen are also helpful. If the symptoms are severe then it will be best to consult a gynecologist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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