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Accidentally scratched vulva with long nails causing stinging pain. Any medicines?

I have long nails and accidentally scratched my vulva two days agao after going to the restroom. It is now very sore and a little painful (feels like a sting). Do I need to make an appointment with my doctor or just wait for it to heal? If I do not need an appointment with my doctor, is there any type of medication or anything you would recommend to releve the pain?
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Hi Melissam,
Thanks for writing your query.

You can take pain killer like Ibuprofen one tablet twice a day after meals along with an antacid.

You should keep the local area clean to prevent any secondary infection.

Local application of cream containing antibiotics like Neomycin, Polymyxin B and zinc will help in healing of the wound faster.

If the problem persists,you can get yourself examined clinically.
I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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