Vaginal Pain And Itching After Menstruation?

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I want to ask, a few days after my period I shaved my pubic hair. But after that my vagina feels itchy, painful and has vaginal discharge.rnrnEven though I have changed pantyliners regularly. But now around the pubic hair, it is red and itchy. Why do you think that? And treated with what?rnrnThanks in advance.

1 Answer:

Hi Sasya,

Thank you for asking

Shaving pubic hair, as long as it's done in the right way, is actually good for keeping your intimate organs clean. However, sometimes, an inappropriate way of shaving pubic hair can cause various complaints that need special treatment.

After shaving pubic hair, the skin pores will open. If not balanced with good hygiene, these pores can become a gap for the entry of disease-causing microorganisms, such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, or parasites. In addition, if you use chemicals to treat your vagina (eg vaginal cleansing soap, pantyliner containing perfume), then your pubic skin can become irritated.

Some of the possible causes of itching, pain, red rash, and vaginal discharge as you are experiencing are:

tinea cruris

Cutaneous candidiasis
Genital herpes

Contact dermatitis, and so on

It's best not to use drugs to treat your complaints. Using the wrong medication has the potential to make your pain worse, making it more difficult to treat.

For now, try the following tips:

Clean your genitals after every bowel movement using clean and running water
Avoid excessive scratching of itchy genital skin
Use loose and soft pants
Take a shower
No need to use pantyliner, just change your clothes at least 2 times a day
During menstruation, choose sanitary napkins that do not contain perfume
Avoid free sex
Avoid stress

However, if the complaint does not improve with the steps above, you should immediately consult a skin and venereal specialist to get the right treatment.

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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