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    Just a bit of a warning/advice of sorts and a whinge...This was really unpleasant and I want to let others know so they can avoid!

    I developed a nasty infection on my bits (not my actual vagina but the area around it, the 'mound' if you like) and was told it was probably caused by the fact that I shave the area, and run almost daily so whichever way, I was shaving then running not much long after.
    The GP told me I could have got bacteria in open follicles from running because of sweat and friction... It really wasn't pleasant, it hurt a lot-was like a really red angry spot, but not much of a 'head' more so lumps under the skin


    Advice I got regards running and shaving was;
    Shave in a bath but without anything scented in the water so no bubblebath or soap, never use any scented products down there (she recommended aqueous cream) and to always wear proper clothing for exercise.
    I've not done that!I've always worn proper running trainers (or hiking ones for fell running) a good sports bra, warm sports tops for winter, but I've NEVER thought about what I wear on my bottom half, always just threw some leggings on!
    So now, I've treated myself to some proper running tights in the right fabric.


    I have been put on antibiotics for it and they've worked-but they've brought their own problems-my actual vagina is sore now, I know antibiotics cause natural bacteria in your body to die too so destroy your balance down there and I feel really sore. Could be a yeast infection too, I suppose!I hope it goes when the antibiotics wear off-anyone know how long before side-effects subside?I'm almost finished with the course of them now.
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    thanks for letting us know you shave down there lol. i guess you could stop running or stop shaving? or maybe just let everything 'down there' get sorted first and then start running again.
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    I did stop running when it was really bad, it's back to almost right now, and I'm getting laser treatment as soon as the area is healed. My skin just doesn't like razors, it's not the first time I've had problems!
 
 
 
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