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used some kind of powder and that made it worse!

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I started working out and I sweat a lot anyway to make a long story short I started itching down there and I used some kind of powder and that made it worse. Somedays I can go through a whole day fine but when I sweat or workout the itching comes back and I don't think that the powder helped I think it actually irritated me even more. When I take a shower and dry off my skin down there looks really dry and ashy almost...


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replied March 8th, 2011
Birth Control Answer A20553
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
Your symptoms could be due to vaginal or perineal dryness, skin infection, skin diseases, vaginal infection etc. Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist/dermatologist to have an examination done to find the exact cause. Get started on appropriate treatment. Avoid hot water or harsh soap to clean the area. Use olive oil or mild moisturizer after bath. Drink plenty of water. Change your clothes (especially undergarments) after your workout or have a quick bath soon after workouts. Do not rub the skin dry, use olive oil, or aloe vera/caladryl lotion to soothe the area while it is still moist and see if it works. Use loose cotton undergarments.
Take care.



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