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Raw spots on clit, how to heal?

So my clit has been pretty sore lately, so I decided to look at it a little more up close and noticed that on either side of my actual clit (not the surrounding labia) it looks to have some small red & raw spots on it. I masturbate occasionally & am
not sexually active (and never have been) so I can pretty much rule out an STI. So I’m just confused, and it seems to flare up every now and again (mainly if i touch myself or if something like tight pants or a pad rub against it) I’m just a bit concerned because I don’t want this to affect my sex life when I choose to become sexually active, and it can also be very uncomfortable and frustrating if it flares up due to wearing something too tight. Is there anything I can do to heal it? I feel like it won’t go away and it’s stressing me out. Although I have never had pain for more than 2-3 days, it’s still the same pain each time it happens so essentially it is always there, just not noticeable if it’s not irritated, if that makes sense. Sorry if I’m bad at explaining, but I’d just really like some advice.
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Hmm. Well, if it were me, I'd loosen the pants, and also chart when it happens. Is it right after your period, for example? Then mention it at your next ob/gyn exam with all the data. If it happens in relation to your period, I would wonder if it's BV.

When it happens, especially if it's happening at a time when you won't have access to a doctor for a while to ask, try a sitzbath in a solution of epsom salts, or a weak solution of white vinegar in water. Do it every night for a few nights, and see if that helps.
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