Stéphane Villeneuve · 5 years ago
You had the right reflex by going to consult!
The small spots you describe, if they are flat (without relief) and uniformly red, are not dangerous. The fact that they appear more often after sexual relations suggests a small fungal infection.
I reassure you; normally, simply maintaining exemplary hygiene on a daily basis, and especially after sexual relations, will allow you to avoid the symptoms coming back. If they are ever more intense, or accompanied by a whitish discharge and/or itching, don't hesitate to ask your pharmacist for clotrimazole (known under the trade name Canesten). Applied twice a day, for 7 to 10 days, clotrimazole will cure the infection.
Finally, avoid bar soap (such as Dove) for daily hygiene, as it will cause a lot of irritation. Instead, use a cleanser like SpectroJel, which is much less irritating.
I hope I have answered your question clearly!
Stéphane Villeneuve, pharmacist