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Itching near clitoris, water bump. Can it be treated at home?

I was using the bathroom and i realized that i had a itching sensation near my clitoris. I took a shower shortly after and the itch slowly turned into pain. When i finished bathing i decided to take a look and it seem like a water bump on my clitoris. Going to the doctor is not a viable option for me. By any chance can you tell me what it is or what it sounds like and how i can treat it at home? By the way, i m a virgin so i believe i can rule out an std .
Tue, 30 Oct 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Hi there Jade.

I note that you say you are virginal. So STD's are out. Herpes simplex however may present as described & if you have in the past had 'cold sores' on the lips, it is possible to have seeded it through direct contact.

Alternatively, the vaginal region & clitoral area is rich with a number of glands. Any one of these may have got infected & present as a cystic swelling of the nature you describe esp. with the pain.

It is rarer but one cannot rule out an insect bite reaction that could begin with an itch & then turn painful albeit ants in your pants may not be an issue with you....but then again..if one was a frequent visitor of jellystone park..:) just kidding.

On a serious note, if you cant visit a doctor, then you are best taking symptomatic treatment & i recommend an antihistamine & antiinflammatory agent (fexofenadine 180 & ibuprofen 400mg) the former being a single does & the latter three times/day after meals.

You may alternatively get in touch privately with one of us using the premier 'ask-a-specialist' portal & directly get in touch with me.

Cheers & Good Luck!
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
Dermatologist, Cosmetologist, Venereologist
Vikram Hospital, Bangalore, India
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