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  • The cause of labial adhesions is thought to be irritation to the labia minora: for example, poor hygiene, strongly perfumed soaps and inflammatory conditions like vulvitis.
  • The condition resolves during puberty because the effect of the female hormone oestrogen changes the cells that line the genitals.
  • Treatment includes the daily application of oestrogen cream to the affected area.

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Reviewed on: 31-08-2014