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What causes vaginal itch after using hair removal cream?

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Posted on Tue, 19 May 2015
Question: I used XXXXXXX along my vagina (not in it) for the first time a few days ago. I had sex with a condom. 2 days later I developed a slight itch around the vagina. There are no sores, no ulcers, no redness. There is no discharge, no odor, no burning...Just an itch. Please tell me possible causes and treatment.
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Answered by Dr. S Patra (38 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Due to effect of condom or hair removal cream.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

Vaginal itch may be due to irritation of condom or effect of hair removal cream. You need to maintain genital hygiene properly.

Use vaginal moisturizer cream like RepHresh pH gel or VAGISIL cream to avoid irritation and maintain vaginal pH.

Wear only cotton clothes. Don't wear any tight fitting clothes/ underwear to avoid repeated friction/ irritation.

Avoid chemical cosmetics, perfume or scented bath products around genital area. Keep the area mostly dry. You also AVOID unprotected sexual intercourse with chemical lubricant until problem is resolved.

Hope, it helps for your information. Kindly, close the discussion if you don't have any other query.

Wish your good health and take care yourself.

Regards,
Dr S Patra

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What causes vaginal itch after using hair removal cream?

Brief Answer: Due to effect of condom or hair removal cream. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for writing to us. Vaginal itch may be due to irritation of condom or effect of hair removal cream. You need to maintain genital hygiene properly. Use vaginal moisturizer cream like RepHresh pH gel or VAGISIL cream to avoid irritation and maintain vaginal pH. Wear only cotton clothes. Don't wear any tight fitting clothes/ underwear to avoid repeated friction/ irritation. Avoid chemical cosmetics, perfume or scented bath products around genital area. Keep the area mostly dry. You also AVOID unprotected sexual intercourse with chemical lubricant until problem is resolved. Hope, it helps for your information. Kindly, close the discussion if you don't have any other query. Wish your good health and take care yourself. Regards, Dr S Patra For future query, you can directly approach me through http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=63326