Bumps on Labia Minora
The skin and mucosa in the pubic area is richly supplied with oil secreting glands. These are particularly active during teens and early adulthood.
Pimples formed here are basically clogged glands, containing secretions inside them.
What Makes the Pubic Area a Favorite Place For Pimples
Groin region is one of the commonest places where you are likely to get pimples.
This is because of the following reasons:
- This area is moist all the day,
- A lot of oily secretions are produced here, especially during teenage and early adulthood
- The area suffers a lot of friction during walking and other movements throughout the day.
All this aids in clogging of gland ducts and, therefore, pimples erupt.
- A bump or tiny swelling anywhere on the labia
- Discomfort during walking or other movements
- The bump may or may not be painful
- Redness in the area surrounding the pimple
Pimples of this region may get infected. This is because of the numerous bacteria present here.
The substance inside the pimple is an excellent ground for bacterial growth. If we scratch, pop or squeeze the pimple, we are likely to let the bacteria, residing over the skin surface, get inside it.
Once infected, the pimple becomes painful. It may grow in size due to the bacterial activity inside it.
The adjoining area becomes red and slightly swollen. Sometimes, pus may ooze out of the lesion.
Small painless pimples are managed by simple rules of hygiene.
- Keep the area clean and dry. Wash your genitals everyday, during bathing, with plain water. Avoid using soaps or gels here. They may make the surface dry and rough, promoting sloughing of tissues, hence leading to more of pimples.
- Wear loose cotton underwears as far as possible. Cotton fabric is a good absorbent and keeps away moisture from accumulating here.
- The region needs to be well ventilated. Tight fitting garments should be avoided, especially during warmer days.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Have lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Avoid fried fatty food stuff that are likely to give you more pimples.
For pimples that are painful or too big in size, topical antibiotics are required with proper drainage of pus.
- Do warm compress over the pimple to soften their walls. As the walls soften, draining the pus becomes easier. Never force drainage. Only drain the pus that comes out easily.
- Clean the pimple and nearby area. Apply mupirocin (bactroban) over it, twice daily for 3 to 5 days. This ointment is a topical antibiotic. If not available, any other topical antibiotic cream may be used instead.
Also go through 3 simple and quick methods to treat pimples yourself.