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How to treat and prevent vaginal wound

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Vaginal wounds can sometimes be linked to infection, they may cause mild pain and discomfort for a day or two before they heal, particularly during urination and bathing or showering. Some vaginal cuts are usually harmless, some are cuts that stays for a short period.

A serious and painful wound can require medical attention, especially when it deep and doesn’t heal in 3 days. While vaginal cuts or tears are healing, it is advisable to avoid engaging in sexual activity and also wear loose cotton undies.

People with certain hormonal, skin, and immune conditions may be more likely to get vaginal cuts or tears around the labia majora or posteriour fourchette .

Cause of vaginal wound

  • Shaving
  • Sexual activity
  • Vaginal birth
  • Infection

Treatment

It is advisable to pay good attention to your vaginal health and treat every wound fast as they could open up and make it easier for germs to enter the body and cause an infection. Also remember to keep your vaginal clean and dry.

Vaginal wound can be treated by;

  • Avoid keeping the affected area wet or damp.
  • Do not put tissue in the wound
  • Avoid using vaginal products as they can make it worse
  • Avoid use harsh and heavily scented soap to bath or wash your vaginal.
  • Always wash your hands before touching the wound to avoid infecting it.
  • Always keep the area dry
  • Take antibiotics and see a doctor if the wound doesn’t heal in 3 days
  • applying a covered ice pack to the area to reduce inflammation and discomfort
  • Pee gently to minimize pain
  • using a pillow if sitting is uncomfortable
  • applying witch hazel to a sanitary napkin to reduce discomfort

Prevention

  • Empty the bladder before sex
  • Make time for foreplay
  • Use a water- or silicone-based lubricant or condom
  • Wet the skin and hair before shaving
  • Use shaving creams or sharp blade
  • Be extra cautious and shave lightly
  • Perineal massage to reduce muscular resistance, either during the second stage of labor or shortly after delivery
  • Apply warm compresses to the perineal area while a woman pushes during lab

 

 
 
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