This was very helpful. Since i was pregnant with my daugher 4 years ago I have had pervasive ingrown hairs and eczema on my vaginal area. This was something that I never experienced until I was pregnant, a time that was very lonely for me and during which I left an unmatched partner of 7 years. After a lonely pregnancy and a scary precipitous labor I am now caring for my daughter who has chronic health issues while working full time as a mental health clinician. After reading this article I think it’s time for me to address the underlying issues that might be causing my skin conditions. Any other recommendations for me so I can be on my way to long term relief and healing, both emotionally and vaginally? Thank you!
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