The hot trash stench that gets trapped inside the mask can be a source of mouth sores like this one, says Maggie Kober, MD , a dermatologist with online dermatology service, Apostrophe. For many others, this warm moist environment surrounding skin creates the perfect condition for naturally occurring yeast and bacteria to flourish and grow more abundant. This overgrowth of yeast and bacteria can produce angular cheilitis , the cracking and sores at the corner of the mouth. Tanya Kormeili, MD , board-certified dermatologist in Santa Monica, adds that one particular yeast—candida—loves the humid climate captured by your mask.
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Sexually transmitted infections STIs , also referred to as sexually transmitted diseases STDs , are infections that are commonly spread by sexual activity , especially vaginal intercourse , anal sex and oral sex. More than 30 different bacteria , viruses , and parasites can be transmitted through sexual activity. The most effective way to prevent STIs is to not have sex. In , about 1. Not all STIs are symptomatic , and symptoms may not appear immediately after infection.
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If your daughter complains of a sore bottom or is scratching her genital area, she may have vulvovaginitis, an inflammation of the vulva and vagina. It's the most common gynecologic problem in young girls particularly school-age girls , though it can occur at any age. While you may associate vaginal infections with sexual activity, young girls who have not yet reached puberty are especially susceptible to vulvovaginitis for reasons that have nothing to do with sex. Because your daughter doesn't yet have pubic hair or fatty labia for protection, clothing, chemicals, soaps, and medications can easily irritate the delicate skin of her vulva.