7:34 pm - 03/01/2009

cut on middle of clitoral hood

Second question I've posted today, woot! Ok, this is something I've been ignoring for a couple of weeks hoping it would get better... I've got a small cut on my clitoral hood, pretty much in the middle of it. It hurts when I poke at it, but doesn't seem to be infected, it looks almost as if the skin has been torn, but I haven't had sex in the past few months that would make any kind of tearing, and I'm pretty sure it happened when I shaved down there a couple weeks ago. I was just wondering if there's something I can do to help it heal. I've been treating a yeast infection with OTC cream and will probably need to continue to do so this week, and I thought maybe this has been preventing it from healing... I'm mostly concerned because it hasn't healed after almost two weeks. I do have a doctors appt. in a few weeks from now, but I'm hoping it'll heal by then.
So, question is: Is there something I can do to help this cut heal, and is there a reason it hasn't been healing in the past couple of weeks?
spiritualorchid 2nd-Mar-2009 03:47 am (UTC)
I have a hood piercing and I've been cleaning it when I shower with a mild antibacterial soap (Satin). I don't know how easy it would be for you to find this kind of soap (short of ordering it online), but any mild antimicrobial soap might be worth trying. Just as long as no soap gets inside your vajayjay, which would cause you more problems. :/
kah_tea_uh 2nd-Mar-2009 04:34 am (UTC)
That sounds like a good idea, thanks! I'll look for it at the store, maybe the dr. bronners tea tree soap I have would help, it's mild and tea tree has natural antiseptic properties...
maiamorgan 2nd-Mar-2009 04:35 am (UTC)
I get these from time to time, they usually take a week or 2 to heal up for me. Keep in mind you've got clothes on that will rub and make healing take longer. Try to wear looser clothes for a while and to echo what spiritualorchid said, a mild anti-microbial soap will help. Just no playing with your clit til its healed. :)
kah_tea_uh 2nd-Mar-2009 04:44 am (UTC)
Indeed, I'll be leaving the poor thing alone for several days. I've started wearing skirts in an attempt to dissuade the yeasties, so hopefully that will help the cut heal, too. Thanks :)
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