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    An_247492 posted:
    I used a non water base lube last Sunday and it slightly burned me. I have since had itching and a burning in any attempts of intercourse [or fingering>. My nails were sharp so I might have scratched a little too hard as well.

    I do not believe that it is a yeast infection or uti [although they produce similar symptoms>.

    I always have had vaginal discharge there are no funky white spots or inflammation. or burning from urination. I pee frequently, but that to me is normal- at work I go like every 3 hrs. so quite frequently- and once while I sleep; that has not changed.

    My question is do I need medication or will the problem correct itself if I am indeed allergic to the lubrication?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP responded:
    Dear An: If it is truly an "allergic reaction" to an ingredient in your lubricant, the symptoms should abate without treatment once the irritant is withdrawn. Thus, if after a week of "pelvic rest" (nothing put into the vagina), the itching and burning continue then you should see your GYN or local family planning clinic for a speculum exam and a test of any vaginal secretions to rule out yeast.

    Yours,
    Jane


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