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Hi, everytime i wear a pad, i feel like i get irritated, first i thought it was because of the pad but now im not so sure anymore. I have a lot of red bump, they\\\\\\\'re itchy and it get sore plus when i scratch it kind of peels, my vagina looks a little puffy, it because im irritated with pads or maybe i have herpes? Because it only happens when i wear pads

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replied October 1st, 2010
Sexual Health - Women Answer A16435
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There could be an allergic reaction to the material used in pads. Have you tried changing the brand of pads that you use to softer and sensitive skin ones? Try with changing the pads. If the problem still persists, then go ahead with examination and tests done by a gynecologist to see if you indeed have herpes. A blood test and local examination will help in identifying Herpes. Apply Caladryl lotion to soothe the affected area.
Take care.

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