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    After treating what I thought was a never ending bout of torturous thrush I went to see my gp and he told me I had vaginal eczema.

    has anyone else developed this after birth? I've never had eczema before and not sure if this will be an ongoing thing or it will eventually go away?

    I had a vaginal delivery and an episiotomy so I'm not sure if that might have something to do with it.

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    I haven't experienced it myself but dd2 has developed some. I just apply cortisone cream, sorboline, use soap free body wash and sensitive laundry powder.
    Hopefully this is not a permanent thing for you.

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    I've never heard of it, sorry But Moo Goo is good on the skin, would that work?

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    Yep, I've had it or about a year now. I use the dermaid 1% ointment, it makes it go away for a few days but always comes back again

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelle65 View Post
    Yep, I've had it or about a year now. I use the dermaid 1% ointment, it makes it go away for a few days but always comes back again
    I was given hydrocortisone cream 1% which I image is the same. he also told me to moisturise with something like qv but I don't want to do that for the rest of my life. if I miss a day it's like torture.

    did your gp mention if it will ever get better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nat11 View Post
    It's not common but certainly not unheard of. I suffer from eczema and found that post birth it popped up on all sorts of places that I thought it wouldn't (mainly my nipples and breasts). I have heard of women developing vaginal dermatitis after birth too. I'm wondering if this is more likely what you have. Both are usually treated with cortisone but I would be more likely to try the pps suggestions of soap free body wash and moo goo or something similar first unless it's really bad. I hope you feel better soon!
    I never thought you could even get eczema in those places, which is probably naive of me considering it's skin :/

    I have stopped using soap instead using products like qv left over from when dd was a newborn (she still uses the bath oil)
    I have moo goo nappy rash cream left over from dd too, would that be suitable? otherwise I'm just using qv moisturiser.

    did yours to away? it's so frustrating

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hokey Pokey View Post
    I've never heard of it, sorry But Moo Goo is good on the skin, would that work?
    not too sure but I'll give it a go!

    I can only describe it as thrush x 100 it's not nice I was almost in tears one night it was just to uncomfortable and painful

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    Quote Originally Posted by winterbaby View Post
    I haven't experienced it myself but dd2 has developed some. I just apply cortisone cream, sorboline, use soap free body wash and sensitive laundry powder.
    Hopefully this is not a permanent thing for you.
    thank you for the tips your poor dd it's not nice

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    Many many years ago I worked in a Dr's clinic and I recall the Dermatologist saying one time that olive oil (your common cooking variety) is a great a moisturiser for when the dermatitis is under control, and also use it in the bath as well. From memory she also advised no pads and cotton underwear at all times. Might be worth a try if its still at the mild stage.

    Good luck, it sounds painful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlsRock View Post
    Many many years ago I worked in a Dr's clinic and I recall the Dermatologist saying one time that olive oil (your common cooking variety) is a great a moisturiser for when the dermatitis is under control, and also use it in the bath as well. From memory she also advised no pads and cotton underwear at all times. Might be worth a try if its still at the mild stage.

    Good luck, it sounds painful.
    thank you so much for this info! I am willing to give anything a go.

    I think it's under control now - I've stopped using the cortisone cream and am just using moisturiser, but would prefer something more natural

    it's possibly the most uncomfortable feeling I've ever experienced 😞


 

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