Q. Noticed breakouts in vagina after a long run. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Sonal Prasad
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 08, 2016 and last reviewed on: Aug 04, 2020

Hi doctor,

Recently, I have started running long distances. I noticed breakouts in my vagina. Please assure me whether this is just from sweat or anything else.



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  • You are quite close. They are not due to sweat, but due to friction between your clothes and the growth studs of your vaginal hair.
  • Small hair growths and follicles get caught between the threads of the fabric and pulled causing these eruptions.
  • Wearing loose and skin friendly material like cotton will do the trick. Also, keep the area clean and dry.

Preventive measures:

Loose well aerated clothes.

Regarding follow up:

For further doubts consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online.---> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist

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