Sexually Transmitted Diseases/is this an STD?

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Hi i am 13 years old and i have never had sexual intercourse
a month ago i felt very itchy on my labia,the outer part of it
i coudnt stop itching,i itched until it bled and left scratches
it hurt terribly i had burning sensations plus i was itchy even more
i bared this pain for days i coudnt take it anymore,i ignorantly put alot of stuff down there like toothpaste,savlon antiseptic (not knowing it was expired),ice,itching cream,body cream thats about all i remember.the following day i woke up with a whole lot of bumps on my each side on the outer part of my labia (it was covered with them)
I am not sure what this is

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Brianna,

I don't see anything wrong in this picture. And the "bumps" you could be referring to are a part of your natural vaginal anatomy, but what could explain the itchiness may be a fungal infection of some sort that you didn't show me in this image. In which case all your home remedies, in fact, made it much much worse :( You need to see a doctor, not experiment further on yourself. I would recommend you ask your parents to see your primary care provider or OBGYN specialist for a work up to rid yourself of your problems before they become more problematic and STOP the home remedies before the disrupt your hormonal levels and ph balance any more than they already have.

Best wishes,

John

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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.

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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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