Another area I have issues with redness/itching is my vulva/back end. I have been tested for yeasties, bv, infections, etc and everything always comes up normal from my gyn. I've been on steroid creams and rotate a whole bunch of meds (steroid cream, estrogen cream, testosterone cream) to keep it under control. My gyn was treating this but when i started seeing my new derm I asked him to take a look at my vulva, thinking maybe my other skin conditions might have a connection?
So... my derm mentioned something about vulvar eczema? He hasn't diagnosed me, but he did mention it. I go back next week for a follow up/discussion of allergy testing. Has anyone dealt with vulvar eczema? The area gets red and puffy almost, itchy, and occassionaly I break out in little bumps but they clear up almost overnight if I put a steroid cream on them.
I stay away from everything that has a fragrance (because, trust me, if I DO use anything down there, even for sensitive skin, it's 2187187301873x worse). I wash my labia with just water, use cetaphil for my behind, use fragrance/dye free detergent,, no scented tampons/pads, etc.
One thing I found irritated vulvar eczema was pads/panty liners. I ALWAYS wear panty liners. :/ Has anyone had an issue with this?
Thanks. Sorry if this doesn't flow very well. It's 2 AM here and I am very sleepy.