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    1. Vaginal Rashes and Sores - Topic Overview

      A rash in your vaginal area (vulva) may be caused by irritation of the skin from many sources, such as clothes rubbing against the skin. Rashes that occur without other symptoms are usually minor and often go away with home treatment.Contact dermatitisA common cause of a rash is contact with a substance that causes irritation or an allergic reaction (contact dermatitis). Soaps, detergents, shampoos, perfumes, or lotions can cause contact dermatitis. Often the rash from contact dermatitis is very itchy, but it is rarely serious. Changing your soap or detergent may be all you need to do to prevent this type of rash.Other rashes in the vaginal areaOther conditions that may cause a rash in the vaginal area include:Scabies, which is an itchy skin condition caused by tiny mites that burrow into the outer layers of the skin.Pubic lice, which are small insects that live on humans and survive by feeding on blood.Yeast infection (cutaneous candidiasis), which may cause a rash in the moist skin

    2. Genital Herpes - When To Call a Doctor

      Call your health professional if you have not been diagnosed with genital herpes and you have these symptoms.

    3. Gonorrhea - Exams and Tests

      Read about exams and tests doctors use to diagnose trichomoniasis.

    4. Genital Herpes - Symptoms

      Genital herpes symptoms can vary greatly from person to person. Most people never have any symptoms or ones that are so mild they may not recognize them, although some people develop painful and bothersome symptoms.

    5. Sexual Problems in Women - Symptoms

      Syphilis develops in four stages, each with a different set of symptoms.

    6. HIV: Giving Support - Topic Overview

      HIV and AIDS can affect anyone. Worldwide,an estimated 33 million people are living with HIV or AIDS. 1 In the United States,more than a million people are infected with HIV. 2 Many of these people do not know they are infected. Since the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) became widespread in 1996,the incidence of AIDS has decreased. Factors responsible for the decline ...

    7. Antibiotics for Chlamydia

      Drug details for Antibiotics for chlamydia.

    8. Chlamydia - Exams and Tests

      Learn about exams and tests for syphilis.

    9. Surgical Removal of Genital Warts by Excision

      Visible genital warts on the penis or vagina or around the anus are removed by cutting them off with a surgical knife (scalpel). Warts on the cervix may be removed by laser or loop electrosurgical excision (LEEP).

    10. Chlamydia - Topic Overview

      Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are some of the most widespread infections both in the United States and the world. STIs affect both men and women,and two-thirds of all STIs occur in people younger than 25. Exposure to an STI can occur any time you have sexual contact that involves the genitals,the mouth (oral),or the rectum (anal). Exposure is more likely if you have more than one ...

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