Pimple Complicates on Shaving
Q: I have a pimple around my vaginal lip area, where I usually shave. I woke up and noticed it. I tried popping it but it became bigger. And then it went down again. A little pus came out at first, but when I popped it again, blood came out. I see it swollen. Should I leave it alone ? Is that normal? Is it the shaver that isn’t working for me correctly?
Looks like your pimple has got infected. Probably, it was there when you shaved the area. It may have got hurt and inflamed.
As you manipulated it further with your hands, it got infected.
It is advisable never to pop or squeeze a pimple. Read more on how to take care of an infected pimple.
Now, you may leave it as such and let it dry. Keep the area clean and dry.
Observe the pimple closely. If you feel it is not healing or drying up, you may start applying some topical antibiotic (like mupirocin) on it. Apply the medication 3 times daily for around a week. It should get alright.
Also, avoid shaving the area till the wound gets healed completely.
Shavers may sometimes cause trouble. This is when their blades are not sharp enough and they have to pull a hair. Pulled hair usually get infected.
However, if you observe any of the following signs, you may visit a doctor for examination:
- More pus from the wound even after using the topical medication.
- Redness and pain in the area.
- Any hardness developing around the pimple.