Managing Bumps in the Private Area
Q: I am 16 years old virgin. I am worried about this pimple-like bump on my private section. I popped it recently, and blood and pus came out. Is there any possibility that it might be something else if not a vaginal pimple. The anticipation is killing me. Please help.
– By Kristy
In all likelihood, it’s a vaginal pimple, something very commonly found in this area.
Bump Getting Infected
Popping it was not a good idea.This is because our hands carry many bacteria. When you handled the pimple with your hands, you perhaps instilled a few bacteria in the lesion. Now, the picture looks like that of an infected pimple.
You may read about 3 simple and quick methods to treat them yourself.
Next time you find any such bump, do not pop or squeeze it. Simply keep the area clean and dry. A warm compress may be done thrice a day. The pimple will subside slowly on its own.
How to Do a Warm Compress?
Take a soft cotton cloth. Wet it with warm water and place it over the pimple. This will help soften the skin and reduce any pain and swelling over it.
Vaginal pimple slowly disappears or pops out on its own.
Managing Infected Acne
Your lesion now appears to be slightly infected. You can do the following to heal it:
- Wear loose cotton underwears. One of the major cause of pimples in vagina is tight underwears. They trap moisture in the area facilitating growth of bugs. Loose breathable undergarments should be worn all the day.
- Keep the area clean and dry. You may clean it thrice a day with plain water and an antiseptic solution.
- The lesion may begin healing in a day. However, if you feel it’s not responding to the above method, you need to apply an antibiotic cream locally.
Local Antibiotic Application
Mupirocin ointment may be applied to the lesion twice a day for 5 days. Let one application be at bed time so that the ointment stays there for a long time.
It will start healing in about a week. A scar may be left behind, which would take a few more days to go.