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Vulvitis?

I noticed some slight burning pain "down there" on one side the other day, so I looked at it.  Although the pain is mostly localized to the one side, both sides of my vulva look identical in that they are bright red, as opposed to their normal light pink.  Now that I think about it, I think this happens to me a lot, especially right after my period (which just ended the other day).  It goes away on its own, but I'm wondering if it's something I should see a doctor about, or if I should just attribute it to low estrogen levels or something.  I also tend to get really dry down there after my period, but the problem seems to correct itself after a few days.  Thanks for any insight!
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Oh, I'm on birth control pills too, if that means anything...but I think I might have been getting this before then, even before I was sexually active.
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Are you using pads or tampons?  You may be allergic to what you are using. Always brand pads are the worst.  Don't use any scented products either.    To ease the dryness, you can use a thin layer of coconut oil or olive oil on your tender bits. This will act as a barrier to the acidic blood and help keep things moist.  Also, don't use soap to clean yourself, this will only aggravate the situation.
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Stay away from products that contain glycerin, even soaps!
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