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Labia swelling after using hair removal cream

Hii , i used Veet on my pubic area today, and accidentally some of the Veet cream got spread on the inside area of the vagina.. i did try to clean it the moment it started itching a bit, but after i washed off the cream after 5 minutes my labia since then has become very sensitive and has been swollen since then... when i try to splash water on it , it stings.. What should i do. Its doesn t burn normally but is very sensitive.. What should i do... plzz help
Mon, 16 May 2011
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Pediatrician 's  Response
hello,
it seems to be an allergic reaction to cream.you can take a 5mg levocetrizine tab .
it will subside by tomorrow. if it aggrevates consult a gynecologist for further management.
take care
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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
Hi!,
Welcome To HealthcareMagic forum,

What you have developed is called IRRITANT DERMATITIS due to veet cream.What is needed here is combination cream of topical steroid and an antibiotic ,which reduce your stinging sensation and swelling in two days.Along with this you can take any anti histaminic tablet like cetrizine.If there is any erosion developed over the site then you need an oral antibiotic coverage also.

regards,
Dr.chawda
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  User's Response
hiiii,
Genital area is very much sensitive than normal skin specially vagina and labia.
So dont give any chemical agent like hair removal cream inside the vagina.
Itching and swelling are due to effect of hypersensitive reaction of veet.
Proper wash with cold ice water.
Keep the area dry gently.
It will heal automatically. You can apply water based jelly to smoothing the area.
All the best.

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