... inflammation, burning and irritation 24 hours after sex. These symptoms are excruciating and can last well over a week, during which time even putting underwear on is too much. It's is a million times worse after a shower (although I do not use scented or coloured products), in the middle if the night when warm and after every time I urinate. I have tried painkillers, anti inflammatories, steroid cream and lubricating cream. Any help or ideas?