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Bun Bun
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So since last night, my labia have been a bit irritated, and when I went to masturbate, I had to stop because of this annoying stinging type pain. It was late, so I just went to sleep. This morning, I took a mirror to see what the problem is, and between my labia majora and labia minora, it's like there's a inch or so long scratch. Well, no so much a scratch, as it looks like the skin has split from drynes or something Which, really wouldn't surprise me. The area behind my ears tends to split, and I live in a really dry climate. Also, I haven't done any sexual activity for a week or so.

My question is, can I put polysporin on it? Or is it just best to leave it to heal by itself?

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Putting polysporin on it should be fine, and might actually help it heal faster. Also, it would probably be a good idea to wear breathable cotton panties if you aren't already, and to keep the area as clean as possible (just warm water is fine, soap might actually irritate it more). If you don't notice any improvement in a week or so, or if the scratch becomes red and inflamed, I would recommend you go see your health care provider since that would be a sign of infection.

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Thanks so much!
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