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QuEsTiOnGuRL
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On Monday me and my boyfriend engaged in sexual activities(always using a condom), and on Tuesday my labia majora began to itch. I was thinking it was either the fabreeze i sprayed on the sheets or the spermicide from the condom. I put some hydrocortisone on the area this evening, and i was just wondering what else it could be and what i should do.

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Gumdrop Girl
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Was the hydrocortisone prescribed for use on your genitals? i ask because cortisones can damage delicate skin (like the kind on your labia). if your itching was caused by chemicals, first off, wash off with water. you can use soap if and only if you don't get it in your vaginal canal. dry thoroughly afterwards. then get condoms and lube without spermicide and wash your sheets. delicate skin does react with chemical exposure. so do your best to prevent exposure whenever possible.

Keep an eye out for other things like discharges or spreading of itching. If you get any odd discharge, that can indicate infection, in which case, it's a good idea to seek medical treatment.

and one last thing, abstain from sexual contact till the itching is gone.

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totallydazed01
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i have a question... umm like 3 days ago i had sex i used a condom i have had sex with him b/f hes been my boyfriend for 5 months now.. BUT that next day after haveing sex with him my vagina started itching. I was wondering what it could be from is it from maybe a diff type of condom or is it maybe a yeast infection, i really havent been having much discharge but i have been peeing quite frequently. the only thing im worried about is why its itching down there?
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kythryne
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If you used a different sort of condom than you usually use, it could certainly be an allergic reaction. Was it a condom with spermicide? Spermicide is bad stuff, and many people are irritated by it.

Give your genitals a break for a few days, and if the itching doesn't go away on its own, head over to your doctor to make sure it isn't something like a yeast infection. And when you to return to sexual activity, make sure you only use plain condoms and plenty of waterbased lube -- no spermicide, please!


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totallydazed01
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Thanks, I dont think they have spermicide on it they were trojans my boyfriend went and bought them like a few days before we did,but we had been using different ones the other times we had sex, we had sex saturday and again on sunday, ON monday is when it started to itch and pee more frequently but nothing else different has been going on.
but i dont think it had spermicide but if it didnt wouldnt i be allerigic to all the other latex condoms too not just the Trojans?
Thanks a ton!

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I found out that the condoms were Spermicide so i told him that and he said he would get differnt ones.. so that is prolly what the itching is from then huh? i dont think we have ever used them before
thanks~ im not scared ne more LOL
but is there n ething i can do besides just letting it be and not having sexual contact for awhile?
ITs not doing it as bad n e more tho so thats good!

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Spermicide sounds like the problem. And you're absolutely right, spermicide free condoms and lube will prevent this from happening again.

No sex and general care of your vulva (no scented products, loose cotton clothes, etc.) will speed up the healing. Aloe may also make you feel better for the time being; test it on the inside of your elbow before putting it on your labia though -- some people have poor reactions to it. No sense in making things worse.


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