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Vaginal rash (vaginal infections)

Vaginal rash is actually appearance of red, itching and painful vaginal pimples or blisters. Vaginal rash is most disturbing and embarrassing condition which can create several psychological and medical problems. Commonly genital rash is triggered by sexually transmitted infections such as genital herpes, syphilis, and human papillomavirus (HPV). But sometimes it appeared because of allergy, dermatitis or contact with chemicals.

Vaginal rash treatment should be organized as soon as possible. Not treated genital rash can cause serious complication including infertility, secondary skin infection, secondary or tertiary syphilis and spread of infection to family members and sexual partners. Sometimes genital rashes can be accompanied by serious and life threatening conditions. This why the main cause should be identified and adequate treatment should be provided.

Vaginal rash causes

Main causes of vaginal pimples and blasters can be infectious or non-infectious. Most infections are transmitted sexually. Here are main infections which can cause different types of vaginal rash:

Vaginal rash

Vaginal rash

Sometimes non-infectious diseases and specific substances can cause vaginal reash:

  • Allergic reactions,
  • Atopic dermatitis or eczema,
  • Lichen simplex chronicus,
  • Psoriasis,
  • Contact dermatitis,
  • Chemical irritants (soaps, hygiene products, perfumes, lubricants, douches, intimate creams).

Vaginal rash combined with other symptoms

In most cases vaginal rash is just a symptom of serious diseases and this is why it is very important to identify accompanied symptoms which can be different depending on main cause of disease. Evaluation of additional symptoms could help in diagnosis and in-time treatment.

Accompanying symptoms include the following:

  • Specific vaginal discharge (green or yellow or brown or white),
  • Vaginal foul smell,
  • Vaginal and/or genital itching,
  • Similar rash on hands and feet,
  • Vaginal burning sensation,
  • Pelvic pain or lower abdominal pain,
  • Painful urination (sometimes with burning sensation),
  • Enlarged lymph nodes,
  • Fever and weakness,
  • Ulcerations on the vulva.

In cases when vaginal rash is combined with high fever and severe pelvic pain or abdominal pain, emergency medical is needed – it could be life threatening health conditions.

Vaginal rash diagnosis

Medical diagnosis includes detailed questioning, body observation, pelvic exam and several laboratory tests including bacteriological and immunological tests.

Vaginal rash treatment

Treatment module of intimate rashes should be decided by qualified doctor and it can include antibiotics, local creams, topical ointments and vaginal suppositories.

Some experts also recommend natural remedies (especially if client suffer from allergic reactions):

Ice applications on affected zones (few times a day during 10-15 minutes);

Garlic oil applications or fresh garlic sprinkles on affected area (1-2 times a day);

Frozen wet black tea small bags applications on rash zones (few times a day during 10-13 minutes);

Baking soda applications (1-2 times a day for 10-15 minutes);

Local application of fresh Aloe Vera extracts or natural Aloe Vera gel.


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