Vulvitis is inflammation of the outer female genitalia -LRB- vulva -RRB- . The vulva . It includes the " lips " or folds of skin -LRB- labia -RRB- , clitoris , and the openings to the urethra and vagina .
The following symptoms affect the skin in the vulva area : Burning or itchingPossible small cracks in the skinPossible vaginal dischargeRedness and swellingThickening of the skin
Stopping using any products that may cause irritation . Apply an over - the - counter cortisone ointment two or three times a day on the affected area for up to 1 week . If these methods do not relieve symptoms , see your health care provider.Vaginal infections will be treated as appropriate . Cortisone ointment may be used to decrease vulvar itching.If treatment does not work , biopsy of the skin of the vulva may be done to rule out vulvar dystrophy or vulvar dysplasia , a precancerous condition . A biopsy may also be necessary if any skin lesions are present .
Vulvitis can be caused by a number of conditions , including : Allergies , particularly to soaps , colored toilet paper , vaginal sprays , laundry detergents , bubble baths , or fragrancesLong - term dermatitis , seborrhea or eczemaInfections such as fungal and bacterial infections , pediculosis , or scabiesVulvitis can affect women of all ages . You might also be allergic to the toilet paper if it is scented or colored or to your laundry soap. The condition may be due to low estrogen levels in young girls and women who have reached menopause .
A pelvic examination often reveals redness and thickening and may reveal cracks or skin lesions on the vulva.If there is any vaginal discharge , a wet prep test may show that an infection -LRB- such as vulvovaginitis or vaginitis -RRB- is the cause .
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Itching may be hard to control , but after the cause is identified and treated , it should go away in several weeks . But my question is can soap or something cause a break out?
Daily cleansing with mild soap , adequate rinsing , and thorough drying of the genital area can be helpful.Avoid using feminine hygiene sprays , fragrances , or powders in the genital area.Avoid wearing extremely tight - fitting pants or shorts , which may cause irritation by constantly rubbing against the skin and reducing air flow . I think it might just be a real bad irritation from rubbing on clothing or soap. softener, using baby soap on my body (or not using any soap in the genital area, just simply rinsing), ABSOLUTELY avoid fragranced items used in genital area including douches, sprays etc Wear cotton underwear or cotton - crotch pantyhose . Avoid underwear made of silk or nylon , because these materials are not very absorbant and restrict air flow . This can increase sweating in the genital area , which can cause irritation and may provide a more welcoming environment for infectious organisms.Do not wear sweaty exercise clothing for prolonged periods.Infections that may spread by intimate or sexual contact may be prevented or reduced by avoiding sexual activities or using safer sexual behaviors .
Itching of the vulva may be a sign of genital warts -LRB- HPV - human papilloma virus -RRB- , vulvar dystrophy , or precancerous or cancerous conditions of the vulva . Sexually transmitted diseases -LRB- STDs -RRB- , which can cause vulvitis , may lead to other problems such as infertily . STDs should be treated appropriately .
Call for an appointment with your health care provider if symptoms occur and do not respond to self care measures , or if vaginal discharge accompanies the symptoms . Also call if you see sores on the vulva .

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soap use bar dove antibacterial black face detergent shower gentle liquid
I also didn't use soap as I couldn't find a soap that was non-perfumed, do you have any suggestions on what type of soap to use?
Which soap is drying you out-the African black soap or the Auromere?
If you use soap in the shower, use unscented soap (like Ivory).
Then she thought it was an allergic reaction to something (laundry detergent or soap.)
Actually, herpes is a virus, so antibacterial soap won't affect it any more than any other soap; but herpes is very sensitive to soap and is killed easily.

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OK .. get off soap box Sally ....
As for the vulva (the outside parts), that can be washed with soap and water, if you don't have any soap or perfume sensitivities.
And use a mild soap when you do wash, like Dove soap or bodywash.
If you want something more sudsy then use the bar soap of cetaphil.
I quit using Dial soap to wash with.