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Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome

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Question: Something's wrong my vaginnnaand I dunno what to do.? I'm 15 years old and I think there is something wrong and weird going on with my skin. I have been going under a lot of stress since school just started [I'm in AP classes]. One time when I was on a camping trip, the skin on my v@gina hardened and darkened for a day and I thought it was really weird and freaked out, but I didn't tell anyone. I know... I'm stupid. But then the next day, the hard, dark and dry skin peeled off so I dismissed it. It happened again and I'm worried that I might have staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSS). What do you think and what should I do?

Answer: SSSS primarily is a disease of children. The disease can occur individually or as outbreaks in nurseries. Most children (62%) are younger than 2 years, and almost all (98%) are younger than 6 years. SSSS is very rare in adults, with fewer than 50 cases formally reported in the literature. Adults with SSSS are most often immunocompromised or have renal failure. At 15, you should see a GYN. She can tell you what your condition is.

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