Hard Pimple in Vaginal Area
Q: I’m 18 year old female and have pimples on my vagina that are achy. I have a hard one that worries me. It doesn’t have pus and is not painful. Is it a lump?
– By Tsholofelo
Pimples in this area are quite common. You just need to keep the are clean and dry. You may read here more about managing vaginal pimples.
Ingrown Pubic Hair
The hard one you’ve mentioned looks more like some ingrown pubic hair. Sometimes, a pubic hair may get coiled to enter back into the skin. This causes a hard pimple like lesion.
Some girls shave off hair from this area. The newer hair may some times have a tendency to grow in or harden up to form a hard lesion.
Cancers in this area are very rare. Just keep observing the pimple. Tumors usually grow with time.
The pimple needs to be observed closely. This region is extremely prone to infections. So, it’s very common for pimples to get infected.
Care for the Hard Pimple
The following precautions would help:
- Never squeeze or scratch the lesion. This way you may infect it with your hands.
- If you note any blood/pus draining from it, start applying a topical antibiotic cream immediately.
- Keep the area dry and clean. Wear breathable cotton undergarments.
- Warm compress would be helpful in your case. Try it twice a day. You may note the pimple getting softer. It may slowly go away on its own.
In case it increases in size or becomes painful, you may see a doctor and get it examined.