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suzynanny
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this itching is driving me crazy. My vajay jay is on fire. Any help?

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z
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I think other posters have used benydrl, I didn't have that issue. I know others have used it and it helped tremendously.

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RoseC
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Isn't it awful?!?! Benadryl helped me, and sitz baths. I put Aveeno colloidal oatmeal in the stiz bath (about a tablespoon, maybe a little more). The sitz baths helped some; the Benadryl helped a lot. Maybe check with your doctor first though.

Captain11
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Hi, I didn't have that much itching in the front, but I used the aquaphor, the tucks pads, preparation h cooling gel, A & D ointment, lidocaine, vitamin E lotion, and pure aloe. I bought the aloe in the market, I cut a piece and lightly rubbed it on to soothe and cool. Also, I took the sitz baths. Also, you might want to try putting some epsom salts in a slightly luke warm bath and relax in that. I didn't like the benadryl, mainly because I didn't want to put yet another drug in my system. For me benadryl gets me wired, so that I can't sleep, then after I finally drift off for about an hour or two in the morning, I wake up groggy and have that hangover effect all day.... Don't need that in addition to all the other side effects... Hope this helps... good luck... God bless

suzynanny
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thanks all I am willing to try anything at this point.

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sandysp
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These things mentioned to help you are speaking to me. I can't take Benadryl either. I want to buy the sitz bath. I totally believe in Epson Salts baths and just had one. Some one posted Vagisil is good and I bought that already.

sissy310
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I did use benadryl but it didn't help a whole lot. What helped me was the baths, especially in baking soda (my radiologist said it did something to the alkaline in the water. I remember the itching drove me nuts too, I couldn't sleep. I ended up dong sitz baths and sitting in the tub alot, wearing very large boxer shorts and sometimes even laying on the bed butt (pun intended) naked with a fan on me. It soothed the heat and the itching. Hope that some of the info given helps. Marilyne

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cph1127
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I too am at the end of my 1st week of radiation and my doctor examined me yesterday to discover that the opening to my vagina is raw. He told me to get vagisil and use the cream for inside and get the wipes to carry with me for the area around my opening. I did like he said and it works for right now. He told me it might burn a little but would then numb the tissue and stop the itching so I tried us a little to make sure it did not set me in fire. It didn't hurt. He also told me to use it on my dialator with the lubericant. I did this also and it made me feel better. Hope this works for you. :)
Cindy

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mp327
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Cindy--Thanks for sharing the advice your doc gave you about the Vagisil. Even nearly 3 years out from treatment, I deal with itching and will give the Vagisil on the dilator trick a try!

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cph1127
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You are welcome. It seems like I have really good doctors who care and try to handle all these side effects. When I asked him if it was not a little early for me to be having this side effect he said no. He told me the Chemo advances the rawness of the vagina. He also told me that with me, the tumor is so close to the opening of my anus that the opening of my vagina will be getting almost as much radiation as my butt. Doesn't sound like a good time.

Oh well, take each day as it comes. Right girlfriends? Love & Prayers to all. Cindy

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z
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Thank you for sharing what your dr recommended, every new piece of information is helpful.
I hope your week is going well. Lori

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