I have had outbreaks for a few years now. What really helps to reduce the pain and itching is to first clean the area. I use Johnson & Johnson Hurt Free, First Aid, Antiseptic, Pain Relieving Liquid. It comes in a 6oz light blue bottle, the active ingredients are Benzalkonium CI 0.13% (first aid antiseptic) and Lidocaine HCI 2% w/w (topical analgesic). This cleanses the area, and provides pain relief, and the bottle lasts quite a while, I just put a little on a paper towel because toilet paper falls apart when it gets wet, and clean the entire vaginal area. Then I use Avon's Skin So Soft Itch Relief Spray, it's active ingredients are Menthol 0.5% (external analgesic). I spray a little on a paper towel and swab the infected areas. It will sting a little, but it feels so much better after and also provides a cooling sensation. If I don't have any of the Skin So Soft, I will use Cortaid Intensive Therapy Cooling Spray, it's active ingredient is Hydrocortisone 1% (anti-itch). It comes in a 2oz bottle that lasts quite a while also. It's easier to find than Avon. It will also sting a little, but the relief is almost instant. I have also found that using baby wipes to clean up after urinating will also help keep me from scratching, and then I dry myself normally with toilet paper. I hope this helps you guys. Some of these remedies being recommended are scary. I suggest not trying everything at once, I would give each remedy a couple of days before trying something new. Introducing a bunch of new chemicals and treatments at one time will make it harder to figure out what exactly helps you, and could possibly make things worse. Good luck to everyone, I hope you guys find out what works the best for you.
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