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Old 04-15-2009, 08:00 PM   #1
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Itching in perineum

Hi, I have itching on my perineal area (Labia minora) and just beginning of the vagina. It is almost for a year and half now. I am so frustrated. It started after delivery. My doc checked it and said it is probably ingrown hair and recommended to NOT SHAVE. I tried that, nothing changed. I tried OTC anti fungal cream...nothing changed...home remedies like eating yogurt, and keeping the area clean and dry, have all been tried. I am so frustrated. I dont think my doc understands what it is? ANY IDEAS? PLEASE? help me get over it.

 
Old 05-23-2009, 02:41 PM   #2
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Re: Itching in perineum

I have had these symptoms for 22 years along with pain and burning in the labia. My doctor has diagnosed me with Vulvodynia. I now take 60mg of Cymbalta. This has made a difference in the level and frequency of the pain. My pain still comes mostly after my period. Ask your doctor.

 
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:40 AM   #3
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Re: Itching in perineum

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I have had these symptoms for 22 years along with pain and burning in the labia. My doctor has diagnosed me with Vulvodynia. I now take 60mg of Cymbalta. This has made a difference in the level and frequency of the pain. My pain still comes mostly after my period. Ask your doctor.
Hi, thanks for the reply. I read a little about Vulvodynia after your post. I think the major sign of this is to have pain and I dont have any pain. ALL i have is CRAZY itch and I think when I scrath, I just make it worse, but I couldnt help. In fact, since last week, I am noticing myself scratching it even at night. It has affected our sexual life TOOOO much already. MY doc gave me hydrocort cream, it is a streroid, that may give a temporary relief but wouldnt cure it. I just want to get over it now. I hope someone can help

 
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Re: Itching in perineum

Just a few ideas from a non expert: an allergy to something in the detergent in which you wash your underwear? use of bleached sanitary napkins? Using any kind of scented shower gel or bubble bath when you shower or bathe? Have you tried using only natural soaps? Have you tired wearing cotton panties with no synthetic fibers in them?

Do you use any kind of harsh chemicals in that area, such as deoderants? or panty liners with deoderant or perfume in them?

It sound like an allergy to me, called contact dermatitis, so look into anything and everything that comes in contact with that area, and try using something perfectly natural. Early in my marriage I made the mistake of using vaseline as a lubricant (this is a no no!) and had a lot of vaginal irritation. Jellies made for that purpose are water soluble and thus better.

If your doctor is not helping you, try a different one. Sometimes they just do not listen or take us seriously.

Good luck.

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