Sores on the female genitals
Avoid treating yourself before seeing a doctor. It can mask the symptoms and make it more difficult to diagnose the cause of the sore.
A sitz bath may help relieve itching and crusting. Moist lesions can be dried using a heat lamp.
If the sores are caused by a sexually transmitted infection, notify your sexual partner so that he or she can be treated. Stop all sexual activity until the sores are no longer infectious.
Call your health care provider if
Call your doctor if you:
Find any unexplained genital lesion
Have a change in a genital lesion
Have persistent genital itching that does not go away with home care
Think you might have a sexually transmitted infection
Also have pelvic pain, fever, vaginal bleeding, or other new symptoms
What to expect at your health care provider's office
Your doctor will perform a physical examination and ask medical questi...
Alternative Names Sores - male genitals; Ulcers - male genitals Home Care Avoid self-treatment before seeing a doctor. It can hide signs and symptoms and make diagnosis more difficult. Avoid all sexual contact until you have a medical exam. Call your health care provider if Call for an appointment with your doctor if you have any unexplained genital sores or if new ones appear in other parts of your body. What to expect at your health care provider's office The doctor will perform a physical examination. The exam will include looking at the genital, pelvis, skin, lymph nodes, mouth, and throat. The doctor will ask questions about your medical history and symptoms, including: Description: What does the sore look like? For example, is it an ulcer , blister , hard lump ( nodule ), or pustule ? Does it hurt? Does it itch? What color is it? Does the border look sharp or blurry? Is there more than one sore? Where are the sores located? Time Pattern: When did you first notice the sore? How long have you had it? Have...
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Herceptin (chemical name: trastuzumab)
Tykerb (chemical name: lapatanib)
Avastin (chemical name: bevacizumab)
Managing mouth and throat sores
Avoid spicy, hot, or acidic foods and drinks -- they can further irritate your condition.
Try cold milk products to help soothe the painful areas.
Eat cold sour cream before meals to coat your mouth and throat and ease discomfort.
Frequently rinse your mouth with salt water or...
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