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#1 Minnie80

Posted 23 April 2017 - 03:23 PM

Hi,

I was recently diagnosed with vaginal eczema. I've had a chronic infection for two years. First, it was unidentified. Then they found heavy yeast. I am just curious if anyone here deals with this. Does it go away or is it chronic?

Edited by Minnie80, 23 April 2017 - 07:49 PM.


#2 Minnie80

Posted 23 April 2017 - 05:07 PM

Thanks. Have a good day.

#3 gracie1978

Posted 23 April 2017 - 06:11 PM

Ask your specialist if derm aid soft would be ok to use

I tried EVERYTHING, turns out my skin was sensitised from all the yeast treatments

I know how itchy and uncomfortable it can be, hope you get some relief soon.


#4 feralisles

Posted 23 April 2017 - 06:24 PM

Also don't use soap or shower gels on that area - they make the eczema worse.  If you feel you need a cleanser the chemist will have some specially for sensitive skin (eg. dermaveen or QV).  No hot baths or bubble bath, and no chlorine pools.  If you get itchy wrap a bit of ice in a flannel and pop it in your knickers rather than scratching.  Going undie free at home helps too.

I find if my eczema flares up I have to use a cortisone cream, but once it is under control it will stay away if I follow the skin care regime above.  Hope that helps OP, itching really drives you mad!

#5 Minnie80

Posted 23 April 2017 - 06:45 PM

Hi thanks for your responses. I went to the dermatologist because a hot water bottle burst on my lap and burned my stomach and legs, leaving some very unsightly scars. I wanted to see if she can help with that. The vaginal itching only came up when she asked me if I was taking any medicine and I mentioned the anti-fungals. She said she can have a look at my vulva while I am lying down. That's why I didn't ask all the questions I wanted to ask, because that was not why I was there.
So I have stopped wearing underwear around the house, which has really helped. She also gave me an anti-itching pill and a steroid cream which have been amazing. I had my first itching free night in two years!  Yay. But I think they are both temporary only. That's why I was asking if it will go away or it's chronic.

#6 Mrs Zee

Posted 23 April 2017 - 06:53 PM

Only a GP can answer your question as to whether your case will go away or if it's chronic.

EB can't give you that information because everybody would be different.

#7 jobo77

Posted 23 April 2017 - 07:01 PM

I'm glad you finally saw a dermatologist - I recall suggesting it to you months ago. I had about 5 years thinking it would never end and even saw the "expert" in the business which pretty much failed and she gave up on me. It was my GP who suggested using the steroid ointment as a 6 days on, 4 days off regime - by the 2nd round the itching had pretty much gone and now I only need to use it when I get a flare up. I avoid any soap based products and find tight jeans or undies can trigger it sometimes too. So for me, I guess it is chronic but manageable now. Mine was officially diagnosed as psoriasis but similar symptoms and treatment. Hopefully your treatment will give you some relief and maybe enable your skin to start recovering once the itch cycle is broken.

#8 Minnie80

Posted 23 April 2017 - 07:08 PM

 jobo77, on 23 April 2017 - 07:01 PM, said:

I'm glad you finally saw a dermatologist - I recall suggesting it to you months ago. I had about 5 years thinking it would never end and even saw the "expert" in the business which pretty much failed and she gave up on me. It was my GP who suggested using the steroid ointment as a 6 days on, 4 days off regime - by the 2nd round the itching had pretty much gone and now I only need to use it when I get a flare up. I avoid any soap based products and find tight jeans or undies can trigger it sometimes too. So for me, I guess it is chronic but manageable now. Mine was officially diagnosed as psoriasis but similar symptoms and treatment. Hopefully your treatment will give you some relief and maybe enable your skin to start recovering once the itch cycle is broken.

I'm glad you got it under control. I'm trying to wear jeans as little as possible.  I try to wear baggy pants instead.

Edited by Minnie80, 23 April 2017 - 07:08 PM.


#9 littlemindscape

Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:02 AM

omg. i didnt even know that there's a vaginal eczema. but it has some the same prevention tips with the usual skin eczema. you should avoid eating anything that would trigger the itchiness like chicken, instant noodles, canned goods and some seafood.

#10 Kafkaesque

Posted 15 October 2017 - 07:52 AM

I had something similar once. I saw a dermatologist who prescribed a cream that was a mix of anitfungal, steroid and then silicon based barrier cream. It was amazing. Those three things in combination worked within 24 hours and kept it away after use for a month when singular use of the same things hadn’t even touched the sides.

#11 Gumbette

Posted 17 October 2017 - 09:49 AM

DS was covered in eczema and was a ball of constant itch.  On the advice of our GP we now grind up some rolled oats ($1/kg from Aldi) and add a cup to his bath every night.  His eczema is now completely gone except for the (very) occasional random flare up which go away again overnight.




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