Eventually, lichen planus can affect underlying as well as surface tissues and produce scarring that alters the vulva's shape, sometimes leading to the virtual disappearance of the labia minora. It is one of the most common causes of vulvar irritation. It may not say it on the package, but I recommend calling the customer service hotline to make sure yours doesn't. He had a specialised cream made for me and I use corticosteroid ointment as well as taking a steroid tablet during a flare up. If it attacks the outer skin that surrounds the vagina then the skin will have red , dry, itchy , crust bumps. Consult a medical professional if additional features such as scaling or hardened leathery skin are present, if the condition does not respond to treatment, or if psoriasis is suspected see below for description.
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I discussed it as a possibility even though it was pretty unlikely, from growing up in the 90's sex scare era in the US and my gynecologist said the lab did smears, etc. It is a very common infection, but fortunately it is very treatable. For example, psoriasis anywhere on the body raises the risk of a vulvar condition known as lichen sclerosus. Your doctor might perform blood or urine tests as well. I Have had the itch, scratch, burn syndrome for 9 years off and on with sometimes scabby areas. Most women will get a vaginal yeast infection at least once in their life. In most areas of the body, lichen planus causes itchy purple bumps sometimes streaked with white.
Eczema or skin reaction at the vagina?? - Dermatology - MedHelp
You may have wheat sensitivity. I too have had Betnovate and this is what helps me every time. Hugs to all you beautiful ladies who suffer from this and don't give up! Stress makes my symptoms flare.
Managing common vulvar skin conditions
Description: These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. I am having irritation in my privates which I personally believe is eczema. It's often what you've done day after day, year after year, that causes the problem. These include the following:.