Vulvodynia is chronic pain in the vulvar area. The cause may be
unknown or it may be related to an infection or disease.
Vulvodynia may be a burning or stinging pain in part or all of the
vulvar area. There may also be itching, swelling, or pain with sex.
Treatment includes gentle cleaning of the vulvar area, wearing
cotton underwear, avoiding feminine products that can irritate the skin, and
using ice for swelling and pain.
If vulvodynia continues after trying home treatment, an appointment
with a doctor is needed.
September 6, 2011
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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