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Have itching and burning inside labia. Had shaved pubic hair. Remedy?

A few days ago i shaved my pubic hair area. A couple of days later, the area inside my labia began to itch and burn . I checked with a mirror and saw that the area was red/irritated. Could this be due to shaving, even though I don t shave between the labia themselves? Is there a cream or lotion that you would recommend?
Asked On : Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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hi ...Thanks for your query
Labia and around are one of the most sensitive areas in human body.You may be having an allergic reaction to the foam/ cream used while shaving or due to the shaving process itself.
You can start application of a mild steroid in the area e.g. Hydrocortisone cream once daily for about 5 days.Orally have anti-histaminic tab like Allegra once daily to relieve the itch and discomfort.
Do not use soap /synthetic cleansers in the area .you can use medicated cleansers like Cetaphil Sensitive skin cleanser to keep the area clean.Also apply medicated moisturizers like Cetaphil cream to prevent dryness.
Hope this is helpful.Take care!
Answered: Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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