My vagina has been really unhappy for the past 2 months. I’ve had a lot of itching and redness, but the strange part is that the skin in my vulva is literally peeling off. It peels off ‘inside’ (around the clit and labia minora), but externally everything is totally normal. Reeeeeally uncomfortable and not so conducive to sexy-times. I’ve never experienced something like this before, particularly because it’s been going on for so long — it’s like every few days I shed off a layer and then it becomes itchy and painful again. Bleh.
Because of the itching, my first thought was that this might be a yeast infection. But usually I have discharge with YIs (though admittedly I haven’t had one in a few years). I know that YIs manifest differently for different people, but can they manifest differently for the same person? If I use Canesten or something similar and I don’t have a yeast infection, would it mess things up even more? (I don’t have employment at the moment so I’m trying to avoid going to a doctor.)
This all started after the second menstrual period after I had my Mirena IUD removed (sob! I miss it so), so I’m guessing that hormonal adjustments are contributing to this problem.
Has anyone experienced this kind of peeling before?