Vaginal Pimples or Bumps- How Do They Look and Treated?
How Do Vaginal Pimples Look?
Vaginal pimples are similar to face pimples or pimples anywhere else on the body. But vaginal pimples are very painful and stinging unlike pimples on other parts of the body.
Cause of Vaginal Pimples
Bacterial infection in vaginal area is the fundamental cause of vaginal pimples. As moist and sweaty area is most favorable for bacteria to grow their colonies, hair follicles get infected and damaged.
Infected hair follicles are clogged with bacteria, white blood cells and pus. The mixture of white blood cells, bacteria and pus is called plaque.
Vaginal Bumps During Periods
Vaginal bumps flare up during monthly periods and become very painful. Most women neglect them as they most often disappear after few days.
But it is recommended to get them diagnosed first. This is to rule out other similar looking conditions like herpes and other STDs.
Also, an ordinary vaginal pimple may sometimes complicate to form abscess. So it is advisable to visit the doctor at the earliest.
After the diagnosis has been made, treatment and preventive measures may begin.
First and foremost, it is important to understand that moisture in the vaginal region promotes the growth of bacteria that reside in the surrounding area. Hence lack of cleansing indirectly contribute towards the evolution of vaginal pimples.
So keep the area clean and dry. Do not apply harsh soaps or detergents to this region. Wear loose cotton panties only. Other fabrics do not soak the sweat produced in that area and hence aid in pimple formation.
Vaginal pimples are often initially treated by soaking with hot water. Many women pop up the pimples. This is wrong and may cause deep skin infection due to the infected zit.
For quick treatment, you may apply benzoyl peroxide over the pimples on the outside skin (but not inside on soft pink tissue of mucosa). This medication penetrates the acne and gets inside. There, it releases oxygen, which inhibits the growth of acne causing bacteria. It also promotes exfoliation and clearing up of the debris present inside the acne.
In higher concentration, benzoyl peroxide may lead to dryness or flakiness over the skin. On the other hand, if it’s concentration is too low, then it may lose it’s effectiveness. Hence, it should be used in a right concentration. Ideally, a facial grade formulation works nicely over this area, since skin at both the places is delicate and sensitive.
Here is a practical treatment that you may follow for quick relief:
Vaginal boils are also somewhat similar to vaginal pimples but differ in that vaginal boils are more severe and painful than vaginal pimples. Get them diagnosed properly by experienced dermatologist.
Do not use Benzoyl peroxide for treating vaginal pimples in the soft pink mucosal area inside the vaginal canal.
Soaking with hot compress is helpful in treating vaginal pimples. Hot compresses helps reduce inflammation, irritation and pain.
Do not use any remedy unless it is diagnosed properly by a qualified dermatologist.
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