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scare17
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Okay so i use Nair to get rid off my pubic hair done there ( i know your not suppose to but i still do and am learning my lesson now) but i got some Nair around my clitrois now i have a burning sensation am guessing the Nair burned me. How can i make it better. Do i need a doctor? Is it safe to have sex or wait till it goes away?

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Sexual contact with a chemical burn will likely hurt like hell, honestly. And your genitals also probably don't need any more irritating.

How bad is the burn? If it's blistered, then I'd see a doctor. If not, then just putting some neosporin or other topical antibiotic until it looks and feels better should do the trick. And be gentle with your body in the next few days: loose clothing, cotton undies (no tight thongs, if you have those in your repetoire), no harsh washing, etc.

And for sure, from here on out, keep that stuff away from your genitals. You know that already, I hope, but just in case: don't. Safer and smarter? Leaving the hair alone (especially the hair right near and around your clitoris, vagina and anus, rather than on your mons or thighs), trimming, only shaving or waxing yourself far away from the tender spots or having a professional wax for you.

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It only burns when i touch it obliviously when i use the bathroom and wipe myself other than that it doesn't hurt as much.

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Okay. So, probably no need for a doctor unless it gets infected. To prevent that, skip out on any sexual contact for sure, for a few days, use a topical antibiotic, so all the rest of the basic self-care stuff I talked about up there.

And if it starts to get more sore, or looks or smells infected at any point, then get yourself in for some healthcare.

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And i asked about the sex because i read that it could cause an infection.. true?

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When there is damage to the skin (anywhere on your body, but especially sensitive skin on the vulva) any kind of friction or close contact with something can cause more irritation. Sometimes, severely irritated areas can become infected, yes. This is also why Heather suggested loose-fitting cotton underwear and clothes until the area has healed.

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Thank you much and definitely lesson learned!

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