Aunt Vadge: Are these paper cuts herpes?

Hi Aunt Vadge!! 

I’ve been with my BF for two years now and have only been with him. I recently experienced a yeast infection and treated it with over-the-counter medication Canesten. That has cleared up, and now I have a bunch of paper cut-type cuts on the vulvar, side and right under the vagina. Could these be herpes?

My love doesn’t appear to have anything going on down there. I don’t want to have sex because I’m scared of the bacteria and I feel like more of these cuts are appearing!! They are sooo itchy (hopefully from healing) and makes everything so uncomfortable.

Yours,
Uncomfortable
Age: 21
Country/Area: Canada
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Dear Uncomfortable,

It sounds like your yeast infection has actually not gone away. Itching and paper cuts are very typical of yeast infections.

Read through all of our advice on yeasts, and see if you can make a dent in it using food and probiotics that fight yeasts.

Herpes outbreaks don’t tend to look like paper cuts, and to catch them, your lover would know he had them too (usually).

It can be hard to miss herpes, as it’s usually really painful, especially the first time, and the sores are more like blisters. The only way to tell is to get tested.

In the meantime, work on the more obvious yeast infection that you know you have.

Write anytime!

Warmest regards,
Aunt Vadge  



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