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Am I Normal 'Down There'?

Health medical editor Dr. Roshini Raj answers all of your embarrassing questions about your private parts.
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Should I treat a bug bite any differently if it's in my pubic area?

No need to treat it any differently. A cold pack can reduce minor swelling, and calamine lotion or an antihistamine pill will decrease itching or soreness.

Do keep in mind that a number of sexually transmitted diseases, such as herpes and genital warts, can look like insect bites. If the bite doesn’t clear up in a few days, or if you notice any discharge or change in color, see your doctor to rule out an STD. In the meantime, avoid sexual intercourse.

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