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Chicken pox, Irritation in female parts, swollen labia minora, ibuprophen and antihistamines

hi. 25 yr old female. i came down with the chicken pox about 5 days ago. starting either 2 or 3 days ago i noticed my female parts were irritated and it was difficult to sit comfortably. yesterday i took a closer look and found that my labia minora is swollen and visible. i think i may have bumps on the outer hood or on the labia itself, but it s hard to tell. is this chicken pox related and what should i do? i havent had intercourse, abnormal medications or chemical contact. it s very uncomfortable. taking ibuprophen and antihistamines for the pox already.
Asked On : Wed, 25 Apr 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response
May 2013
Chicken pox is viral infection caused by varicella zoster virus.
According to the symptoms told by you there are two possibilities,
1. as chicken pox involves the mucocutaneous membrane it will affect the external genitalia also,
2. because of itching due to blisters you may scratched that area leading to cellulitis.
I suppose along with above tablets you may also taking antiviral drugs.
Now you have to visit your doctor again and get examined. If super-added bacterial infection is there they will prescribe antibiotics also.
If not they can make out the actual cause by examination.
take care
Answered: Wed, 25 Apr 2012
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