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Vaginal Itching

Hi all! I have sensitive skin, especially in the vaginal area. I recently used a liquid fabric softener in my laundry and didn’t think about using it on my undergarments. It’s been a week and I have developed itching in the vaginal area. I believe it is from the fabric softener as a reaction. I also used it on my towel and washcloths. I have developed mildly irritated vaginal skin but mainly on my clitoral  area as I use my washcloth to clean the area. I have a small hard bump that has developed. It caused no pain, no burning urniation, just itches slightly. I have been tested for hsv before and do not have it. Could this be contact dermatitis?
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134578 tn?1614729226
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A small hard bump doesn't sound like the way skin reacts when it's irritated by a washcloth. It would be more like a rash. It's not unusual to get little skin cysts, possibly there is no relation to the fabric softener.
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I was thinking a cyst...it’s actually more like the labia minora. Would a cyst itch? Whatever it is, size has not increased and it definitely is u set the skin. I’ve made an appointment with my primary. The itching has neither increased at all.
973741 tn?1342342773
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Hi ariesbaby.  This sounds annoying!  Weird question  . . . but depending on where you live , is it summer? Wearing shorts and sitting in grass or anything like that?  I had . . .   a mosquito bite in that area.  Oh my gosh, so itchy and annoying.  It happens. And I wasn't outside naked, I'm a mom type so do things like water my plants outside at night or go to the park with kids. Still, it happened.  So, just a thought.

I will tell you that inflammation on the labia from a sore can turn into a bump.  And as anniebrooke mentioned it could definitely be a cyst.  It itches?  But still could be.  Here's an older medhelp thread with a doctor https://www.medhelp.org/posts/Womens-Health/hard-bump-under-skin-on-labia-majora-What-is-it-should-I-be-concerned/show/1702034  The doctor says it could be a cyst in that thread.  

Quick question though.  Sorry to ask, but are you sexually active? We're sure this isn't a herpes sore?
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Oh, and what about an ingrown hair?
I definitely do not have herpes. I’ve been tested and negative on both of those. However, it wasn’t painful. And it swelled up and then reduced in size. No rupturing or anything like. Who knows?
973741 tn?1342342773
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Right?  Our body can just do weird things.  When I say, what about an ingrown hair, really, that is all it could be especially if it is now cleared up.  Is it, by the way?  
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Long gone. It was inflamed and irritated, then reduced in size and disappeared.
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