I dont quite know what it could be, but I have been suffering from EXTREMELY dry skin, between the vaginal lips, and all the way through to the buttocks. my vagina has become extremely dried out, there is no signs of moisture, even the pinkness between the buttocks and vagina lips has been replaced by a pale almost whitish colour. The dryness is extremely uncomfortable and causes a lot of friction between the vagina lips. I end up scratching a lot which leaves me with cuts all inside my vagina and between the buttocks. The skin is always dry and scaly. Nights are extremely painful, the dryness and itchiness keeps me awake all night, I am unable to walk, I feel pin pricks all the time along witha dry sensation. I am not highly sexually active having just broken up with my partner. I do NOT have lice and always keep myself very clean at all times. I am 23. I need some help please.
Could you tell me what it may be?
What may be causing it?
What treatment I should be looking towards?
I am going for an STI test on friday...is there any particular test I should request?
please help !!! im not able to take this any longer
I have been to see the doctor they prescribed Canasten duo. I have been using it to relieve the itching. But thats just a temporary fix. Within a few hours of putting the cream on, the itching returns and keeps me up all night.
Also I have bunched up skin on both inner thighs as a result of the itching. This bunched up sort of swollen skin isnt painful but unsightly and worrying me, is this likely to be a long term affect?
I checked out all the symptoms for the suggestions youve made above, for the STD tests. But I havent had ANY discharge throughout my dry skin patches. Only VERY dry skin which is Very itchy at the same time. But no odoured or odourless discharge thankfully. Most of the symptoms given for the above suggestions dont seem familiar.
I have admittedly been on an erratic diet since this condition appeared, and dont eat regularly or well and have lost significant amounts of weight. Could it be related to that?
Also I have had the itchiness and dry skin since May or June this summer.
Since March I also suffered from recurrent boils on my buttocks. I have had at least 4-5 weeks of prescribed antibiotics for the boils-Flucloxicline? Could the dry skin be a side effect?
The thing is although I am sexually active, me and my partner seldom engage in sexual activities. Ive only had one sexual partner and been sexually active for a year and a half. Somehow an STD dosent seem to me to be a probable cause. However I dont know for sure.
Thanks a lot for answering my queries. I am eagerly awaiting your response. God bless.
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