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Irritant Contact Dermatitis of the Vagina

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Last updated June 11, 2022

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Take a quiz to find out what's causing your irritant contact dermatitis of the vagina.

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What is irritant contact dermatitis of the vagina?

Irritant contact dermatitis of the vagina causes the skin of the vagina to become red, sore, or irritated after coming in contact with a substance. It can be caused by contact with water, soap,  powders, cream, and clothing. It can be caused by irritants or friction.

Rarity: Common

Symptoms

Treatment

Avoid using products that may irritate your vagina. The dermatitis should go away a few days after you remove what’s causing it. To help prevent contact dermatitis, avoid douching and using vaginal washes.

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Dr. Rothschild has been a faculty member at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He currently practices as a hospitalist at Newton Wellesley Hospital. In 1978, Dr. Rothschild received his MD at the Medical College of Wisconsin and trained in internal medicine followed by a fellowship in critical care medicine. He also received an MP...
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