Itchy, Painful, Red Vaginal Rash That Looks Like Razor Burn?

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Asked by thisgirl123

Itchy, Painful, Red Vaginal Rash That Looks Like Razor Burn?

I have a itchy, painful rash around and inside my vagina. It looks like razor burn, and I have been especially dry. It is red, with some raised areas, most look like tiny pimples. The inside is red and dry. It's been going on for about a month. The doctor I went to thought it was Erythrasma and treated me for it but that didn't seem to help. What could this be?

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It is a good idea to see your gynecologist as he or she would be the best person to find the underlying cause of the rash. In the meantime, here are some possible causes of vaginal rashes:

Contact dermatitis - an allergic reaction that causes rashes. You might have a reaction from soaps, shampoos, laundry detergent. This can happen even if you haven't had an allergic reaction from the same product in the past. Switching to hypoallergenic, fragrance free products may clear it up.

Scabies - a rash caused by a small mite that burrows in your skin. This is very itchy, especially at night.

Yeast infection - this can cause itching and redness. You usually have a white discharge along with other symptoms.

Psoriasis - an itchy rash with raised red or white patches with silvery, scaly skin on top. Psoriasis most commonly appears on the knees, elbows, scalp, tailbone and back but can appear anywhere on the body

Herpes - a viral infection that causes blisters and sores in the vaginal area

Once your doctor sees the rash he or she should be able to narrow down possible causes.

Your doctor should be able to determine exactly what is causing your rash.

Answered by Eileen Bailey