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Vaginal irritation due to low pH - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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User :   Hello my question has to do with my vagina. I jus started useing a knew soap, its one of those soaps that washes the dead skin way. Just 3 days after useing that soap I can feel and see that I have an irratation on the outside of my vagina. I did take an oatmeal bath, but i did fell like it was working. I would like to know is there something esle I can do or if I should jus keep takeing oatmeal baths?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   May I know since when are you having this irritation?
Doctor :   Do you have discharge?
User :   3 day ago
User :   yes everything is the same but this irritation that i have on the lips of my vagain
User :   *vagaina
Doctor :   Do you have itching?
User :   no
User :   If I do get the icthing feeling what does that mean
Doctor :   A few of the soaps can contain irritants which can cause damage to the normal organisms in the genitalia.
Doctor :   They inturn can cause reduction in the vaginal ph.
User :   should i be usein exfolenatie soap on my vagaina
Doctor :   Which may be the cause for the irritation
Doctor :   This can inturn lead to infections.
User :   is there anything i can do to fix this
Doctor :   Hence I would suggest you to get a physical examination done to confirm if you have signs of infections.
User :   well my doctor wont see me until october.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   they said that because of insurance reason... so is there something i can do until then
Doctor :   I shall suggest you few measures then.
User :   ok
Doctor :   1. There are vaginal Ph detection kit available which can be used to detect the ph.
User :   what is ph
Doctor :   Ph is a marker.
User :   for whay
User :   *what
Doctor :   A reduced pH indicates acidic nature which is normally seen.
Doctor :   A high pH value indicates basic nature which can inturn lead to infections.
User :   ok where could i buy this and after i do this what should i do
Doctor :   get this test done.
Doctor :   You can get this at any pharmacy.
User :   what is it called
Doctor :   They come in the name of vaginal pH strips.
User :   and what should i have a reduced ph
User :   and after i do this test what should i do
Doctor :   Yes, the method of performing the test and the method of reading the test is also printed on the test kit.
Doctor :   You can follow it.
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