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Suggest treatment for itchy red bumps in the groin area

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Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra

OBGYN, Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Practicing since :2006

Answered : 1572 Questions

Posted on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 in Women's Health
Question: I have a burning/itching sensation in my genital area with red bumps. urinating makes it burn more. I'm a celibate woman so therefore I haven't had any sexual contact
Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Need more details

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear!
I understand your health issue but to determine the proper diagnosis I need more details.
Is the first time you have these problem?
Red bumps where like a vesicle ?
Have you used over the counter creams?
Do you have cheese like vaginal discharge?

If you can please upload a picture of your genitals and I will try to help you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 2 hours later

I very seldom get these types of symptoms.
not sure what a vesicle is, but they are large red lesions on the outer area of my vagina. I have a severe burning/itching sensation, but no odor or cheese like discharge. Yes, I used a vaginal cream but it hasn't relieved my symptoms.

I've sent some photos
Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 13 hours later
Brief Answer:
They are genital ulcers

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear again.
All these lesions you have are genital ulcers.
To relive your symptoms and to accelerate the process of healing you should try these advice:
1.Sitz baths with warm water adding polividone XXXXXXX ( 1 liter of water with 2 table spoon of p.j)3 to 4 times in a day
2.keep them dry
3.Take over the counter creams that contain corticosteroide(you can use 2 to 3 times for 3-5 days)
4.Use much more water to make your urine more diluted ,and take a genital bath after every going to bathroom.
If you symptoms will persist or will going bad then contact with a doctor.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 37 hours later
What causes them?
Where can I get polividone XXXXXXX and what is it?
Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Explanation is given below....

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear again!
There are many reasons except STI(herpes,syphilis )that can cause genital ulcers and these are called non -sexually acquired genital ulcers(NSGU)
The most common reasons of of NSGU are:
Epstein Bar virus
Behcet syndrome
Genital Chron disease
or unknown origin.
If they will heal by using local corticosteroid cream and they will not repeat another time there is nothing to worry about ,but if they will repeat you should contact with a gynecologist.

Povidone-iodine is Betadine,a disinfectant solution.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng

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