Pimples on Vulva
Pimples or bumps on vulva and other portions of female genitalia are common.
Can Pimples Occur on the Vulva?
Yes, pimples may occur anywhere on the body where there is skin and glands over it.
Our skin has plenty of minute glands, sweat and sebaceous, over it. They drain via minute ducts on the surface.
Blockage of these ducts leads to accumulation of oily secretions in them. Slowly, a cystic swelling is formed. This is called a pimple.
What Are the Symptoms of a Pimple?
As such, a pimple may be symptomless. However, as it grows in size, you may feel some pain due to tension of fluid inside it.
Pimple may itch. This is due to the stretching of skin over it. Read more on occurrence of vulva pimples.
You may read about 3 simple and quick methods to treat them yourself.
Infection of Vulva Pimples
Pimples on vulva are liable to get infected. This is because the region is exposed to a lot of pathogens.
Signs and Symptoms of Infection
- Pain and redness over the vulval bump
- Itchiness and swelling
- Some discharge may also be there
What to Do if a Vulva Bump Gets Infected?
- Clean the area with a mild antiseptic.
- Wear loose cotton undergarments to keep the region well aerated.
- Apply a topical antibiotic over the vulva pimple.
- If there is substantial amount of pus in it, you may require to drain it. This may be done by warm compress technique.
Do We Need to Wash the Vulva with Soap to Avoid Pimples There?
No, this is not recommended. Just plain water cleaning, twice a day, is required.
In fact, using soaps over it washes away the friendly bacteria residing there. This makes the area prone to the growth of fungus and yeast infections.
Is Shaving Helpful?
There is no harm in shaving down there. Removing the hair reduces the chances of moisture being trapped and keeps the area drier.
You will get less of pimples on cleaner and drier surfaces.
However, once you have a vulva pimple, do not shave the area. Shaving may traumatize the bump and infect it.