Sexually Transmitted Diseases/recurring irritation

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Hi, I have small red spots, pretty flat, that repeatedly appear around my vagina. I have been having problems with them for over a month. They can go within hours, and then come back within the same day. I also think I have a mild yeast infection, could this have brought them on? This makes me convinced they are not genital warts or herpes, but they are annoying and unsightly, have you got any ideas to stop them from reappearing so frequently? Thanks!

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Hi Flo,

Unfortunately, I'm not sure what this could be. It seems to be some form of reaction; could it be allergic? Is there anything you're allergic to that may be bringing on the reactions? I agree with you, it doesn't seem to be sexually-related at all, but this should be something you discuss with your doctor.

Best wishes,

John

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John Brice

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Educated and certified in STI information, HIV and AIDS, and trained in comprehensive sex education for teens and young adults. Providing counseling in sexuality, sexual interests, and sexual orientations, pregnancy prevention, safer sex initiatives, and teaching health education seminars to adults ages 18-65 for the past 3 years. Serve underserved clients in homeless shelters, workplace readiness programs, and detention centers. Three term AmeriCorps domestic service volunteer and Peace Corps nominee for Health Service to Lesotho and Rwanda. Providing services to the GLBTQIA populations of which I am a member.

Experience

3 years as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (Advanced) for 3 years and comprehensive sex educator for 3 years and parenting educator for 3 years. *North Carolina State Certified Emergency Medical Technician, #P083512 *Certified Health Education Specialist, #22589

Organizations
*American Public Health Association *National Commission on Health Education Credentialing

Publications
American Public Health Association, Student Assembly, Quarterly Newsletter 2012-2014

Education/Credentials
*Doctor of Education (candidate), K-12 Teacher Leadership; Capella University *Master of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Capella University *Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction; Concordia University-Portland *Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and English; East Carolina University

Awards and Honors
Graduated with Distinction from Capella University AllExperts, Top Experts of 2014 (One and Multiple Categories)

Past/Present Clients
*Over 180 clients, lasting 30 sessions, in 5 locations during Florida service. *Over 150 clients, lasting 18 sessions, in 2 locations during South Carolina service.

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