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My vagina hurts. :( [♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
25th Jun '13

I am one week post partum, and between the stitches and the pads I have to wear because of the bleeding my vagina is terribly raw and itchy. (itchy because the stitches are starting to heal) and raw because I've had a pad on for the past week constantly except for when I shower.



What can I do to make the pain stop? I've tried switching pads, and I'm still bleeding constantly enough to where I can't air out. Plus I've got a newborn and an almost 5 year old, I can't run around pantsless. Lol.

*Booger Biscuit's Mom* 33 kids; Temecula, California 7301 posts
25th Jun '13

Witch hazel pads and sitting with ice packs between your legs. Helped me out a ton!!!

October2011 Due April 3; 1 child; Pennsylvania 6494 posts
25th Jun '13

I put iodine and warm water in the squirt bottle and squeezed it on the area to help it heal. also do your sitz baths.

Naturally Alternative 34 kids; 2 angel babies; Lafayette, Louisiana 5643 posts
25th Jun '13

I get raw from wearing disposable pads too long like that too... could you get some cheap wash cloths and bleed on them for a while? Might help... maybe some baby powder?

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
25th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting October2011:</b>" I put iodine and warm water in the squirt bottle and squeezed it on the area to help it heal. also do your sitz baths."</blockquote>



Ah yes, I have been doing the sitz baths.

Van West Auckland, NZ, New Zealand 3115 posts
25th Jun '13

Sitz baths.

[Gryffinwhore♥] Due March 3; 34 kids; Poulsbo, Washington 32772 posts
25th Jun '13

Witch hazel pads, FTW! lol.
They will help soooooo much.
The hospital also gave me some dermaplast spray, and that shit is amazing. Spray it on your junk after you pee and it feels so much better.
Another thing to remember is to not rub yourself dry, just pat with toilet paper or air dry. When your kids are in bed, run a warm bath and just let the warm water soothe your lady bits. :)

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
25th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Naturally Alternative~35w:</b>" I get raw from wearing disposable pads too long like that too... could you get some cheap wash cloths and bleed on them for a while? Might help... maybe some baby powder?"</blockquote>




I'll definitely try a wash cloth tomorrow. I have a cheap pack that I just bought for cleaning.



Do you think the baby powder would irritate the stitches, or cause infection?

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
25th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting [Gryffinwhore♥]:</b>" Witch hazel pads, FTW! lol. They will help soooooo much. The hospital also gave me some dermaplast ... [snip!] ... with toilet paper or air dry. When your kids are in bed, run a warm bath and just let the warm water soothe your lady bits. :) "</blockquote>



Definitely getting some witch hazel pads tomorrow.

Naturally Alternative 34 kids; 2 angel babies; Lafayette, Louisiana 5643 posts
25th Jun '13
Quoting [♥]Mrs. Taylor:" . a cheap pack that I just bought for cleaning. Do you think the baby powder would irritate the stitches, or cause infection?"


Um... no idea. Do you have an old sheet or old tee shirts or something more soft to use though? I bet a new wash cloth would be rather irritating too.



And... not sure about the powder. Maybe ring your Dr? I just know the constant trapped moisture is hell on the skin.

☠ Meg13 ☠ 2 kids; Kansas City, Missouri 13167 posts
25th Jun '13
Quoting [Gryffinwhore♥]:" Witch hazel pads, FTW! lol. They will help soooooo much. The hospital also gave me some dermaplast ... [snip!] ... with toilet paper or air dry. When your kids are in bed, run a warm bath and just let the warm water soothe your lady bits. :) "


That spray is amazing!

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 8584 posts
status 25th Jun '13

I used the tuck's witch hazel pads n wipes... and washed down there every 6 hours, too. The tucks pads were LIFESAVERS!!!

[Gryffinwhore♥] Due March 3; 34 kids; Poulsbo, Washington 32772 posts
25th Jun '13

Everything I can find says NOT to use any powders on your lady bits unless you ask a doctor first.
Maybe just put in a call and see if it's okay?

lacTAYtor. ☮ 3 kids; North Carolina 4496 posts
25th Jun '13

Do not wipe your lady bits, use squirt bottle with warm water. Line pad with witch hazel pads, spray those with dermaplast. Repeat every time you use the restroom. Also continue with sitz baths.



Feel better soon and congrats! :)