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Suggest treatment for severely painful swelling and yellow skin around labia

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Posted on Sat, 23 May 2015
Question: On Thursday I had sex, afterwards I was hurting and aching, the next day it felt like a cut on my right vaginal lip. I thought it would get better, but now I'm in agony with swelling and the whole entrance is yellow, hurts to urinate and discharge from uretha and vagina. Could this be an infection from the cut? I was screened a few weeks ago and came back all clear. Obvious I need to see my doctor but as its bank holiday weekend I can't get there until Tuesday. If so, is there anything I can get over the counter to help with the infection until I can get antibiotics?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Measures to be taken, explained

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Based on your description , its most likely an infection. An internal exam/evaluation along with a vaginal swab should be done before initiating treatment. Adequate lubrication should be insured once the hurt area heals. Intercourse should be avoided in the meantime & local hygiene should be maintained. If the problem recurs or has been recurring then dryness due to excessive soap or cleanser use on the area then these should be avoided. Estrogen creams can be advised if the local exam findings indicate so. Cold ice packs and cool Sitz bath can be used as measures at home to have pain relief. Local hot fomentation is also useful in pain relief and increasing blood flow to the wound/cut. Local triple antibiotic ointments commonly used as part of first aid can be obtained over the counter and applied on the area to prevent / treat any infection.

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action

Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Dr. M.S. Khalil
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Suggest treatment for severely painful swelling and yellow skin around labia

Brief Answer: Measures to be taken, explained Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern Based on your description , its most likely an infection. An internal exam/evaluation along with a vaginal swab should be done before initiating treatment. Adequate lubrication should be insured once the hurt area heals. Intercourse should be avoided in the meantime & local hygiene should be maintained. If the problem recurs or has been recurring then dryness due to excessive soap or cleanser use on the area then these should be avoided. Estrogen creams can be advised if the local exam findings indicate so. Cold ice packs and cool Sitz bath can be used as measures at home to have pain relief. Local hot fomentation is also useful in pain relief and increasing blood flow to the wound/cut. Local triple antibiotic ointments commonly used as part of first aid can be obtained over the counter and applied on the area to prevent / treat any infection. Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action Wishing you best of health Thanks Dr. M.S. Khalil