Home Care for Genital Area Pimples in Women

Pimples in the vaginal area are common among teens, early adulthood and even in the later years of female life. Reasons are many and differ from case to case. To manage these pimples effectively, it would be a good idea to understand the causes behind them.

Causes of Vaginal Acne

  • During teens and early adult life, there is an excessive sweating and oil production in genital area. This is to aid lubrication during sexual activities. These excessive secretions, along with dead cell debris or dirt lying there, may clog the skin pores and lead to a bump like lesion- an acne.
  • Wearing tight underwears made up of non-absorbent cloth may trap moisture in the pubic region. This makes grounds for pimple formation.
  • Infection like herpes and STDs  produce lesions which resemble acne in appearance. They are identified by their accompanying signs and symptoms, which are discussed below.

Vaginal Blackhead

Blackheads are common over the genital region. Basically, a blackhead, also called comedo, is nothing but a mild acne. It is formed when the pore of a hair follicle gets clogged up with dead cells, sebum and dirt.

If its covered with skin, we call it a white head. When not covered with skin, its contents get exposed to air and become oxidized. They show as a blackish material and the comedo is called a black head.

A comedo may swell up or clog further to become a pimple. While a pimple is big and may get infected, blackhead are small and don’t get infected.

Management

Self assess whether this is a simple acne or an infection such as an STD, which is presenting with acne like lesions.

Infections would show other signs too, besides acne. These include vaginal discharge, burning, itching, redness and swelling. Read more on distinguishing between simple vaginal acne and STD lesions. For all infections, you need to see a doctor. Medical treatment would be necessary.

However, more commonly pimples are due to clogged skin pores. Sometimes we sweat too much, as in teenage and early adult life. Sweat and sebum may lead to pimple formation just like anywhere else in the body.

Such pimples are controlled by keeping the area clean and dry. A daily wash with gentle exfoliation with a cloth or loofah is recommended. Baby powder may be applied to maintain dryness, but only on the skin and not the pink mucosa. You may apply it on the outer labia and adjoining skin. Avoid putting it on mucosal surfaces.

Self Care to Get Rid of Vaginal Pimples

  • Wash the area with plain water twice a day. You may do it once while bathing and once before bedtime. No soaps or gels are required for washing this region. They are actually bad for the overall vaginal health and make it prone to pimple formation. Read more on washing the vagina.
  • Wear cotton panties, at least at bed time, which will absorb any extra moisture.
  • Let the panties be loose and breathable.
  • Avoid eating too much of fried and greasy stuffs. They aid in pimple production. Instead, eat more of green leafy vegetables and fresh seasonal fruits. They are natural purifier for the skin and blood.
  • Drink lots of water and fruit juices.
  • Avoid caffeinated drinks and alcohol. These drinks are dehydrating for the skin. Although it may seem counterintuitive, but dry genital skin is more prone to pimple formation.
  • Eating fresh yogurt may aid in quicker recovery. Yogurt contains friendly bacteria, that help in maintaining an ideal pH in the genital region.
  • Exercising on a daily basis is essential. Stay active; it allows your skin to breathe and let your blood flowing efficiently throughout the body. Besides exercising is the only way we move lymph in our lymphatic channels. Cleaner lymphatic channels would cause reduction in pimples on the body.

What to Do if a Pimple Gets Infected?

Never pop or squeeze your vaginal acne. This would only traumatize and infect it.

An infected pimple needs to be kept clean and dry. You may try warm compress over it so that it gradually softens. As its outer covering softens, it may slowly drain out the pus.

Drainage of pus eases tension and relieves pain immediately.

You may need to apply a topical antibiotic, like mupirocin (bactroban) over the infected pimple for 3 to 5 days.

Make sure that pus doesn’t come in contact with the surrounding area. This may infect other areas and result in formation of more pimples.

Medical Advice (Q&As) on “Getting Rid of Vaginal Acne With Simple Home Care

    1. I'm a girl

      Hi im 15 and I have a pimple or so I think on the right some of my vagina and I’ve been having it for 4 days in the first two days it was alright but then it started to bleed and now I dont know what to do PS.I’m a virgin

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      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        It’s likely to be an infected pimple. Nothing to worry. Just keep the area clean and dry. Avoid friction over the pimple while walking and other movements. Wear loose cotton lowers.

        If it pains, a topical antibiotic cream, mupirocin/ bactroban, may be applied over it, twice daily.

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        1. Ash

          I am 23 years old and I am sexually active and I have been with my partner for two years. I have these warts or white hard pimples on the lips of my vagina . I also went to a clinic to see if I had an STD and everything came out negative. so I’m curious on how to remove these or what can I do to get rid of them I hate for them to be there. Feels very embarrassing.

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        2. Kk

          Im 13 and i have had the pimple for 4 days and it hurts and if I press on it I get a pain and I am also on my period while I have it but i got it 1 day before my period and I put goldbond powder on it and is that ok.
          P.S I’m a virgin

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          1. Buddy M.D. Post author

            Start applying any antibiotic ointment over this pimple. You may use neosporin/ bactracin or any other. This would heal it early and also prevent the infection from spreading to near by areas.

            You may read here about preventing pimples in teenage.

      2. tuff cake

        I’m suffering from this white bumps after waxing my public hairs n its become more pain full what should I do as I use coconut oil n antibiotic cream on them as well but its very painful

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      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        Can you give the exact locations, as face, underarms, neck, groin, vaginal lips etc.? Do you get normal menses?

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  1. Maggy

    I never used to have these pimples or warts on my vagina, but lately they are constantly there. When they come up, I know immediately that the area will now start paining me. I am also experiencing some itching in my vagina.

    I was tested for possible infections but I don’t have any of these symptoms that come and go. There is no odor or excess discharge. I need some answers and I’m little embarrassed to see a physician.

    I haven’t been sexually active in two years and when I was I didn’t experience this itching on a regulars basis. The warts or bumps were not as frequent as now and the only thing I can do to relieve the pain is to burst the pimples.

    I need some answers since it is embarrassing and depressing. I only had one sexual partner for the past 5 years.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Pimples in that area may come and go. Some girls note their occurrence with cycles. However, if your pimples stay for very long periods, it is recommended you visit a doctor.

      Physical examination may be important for diagnosis. STDs need to be ruled out.

      You may read here about managing pimples at home.

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  2. Rebecca

    I’m 13 and I have noticed a small red spot on the lips of my vagina. It is painful to touch.

    I am virgin, but I do have my periods. Do you know what it is? Please help.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Looks like a pimple. It is normal to have pimples in your age group. Just keep the area clean and dry. The pimple would gradually regress by itself.

      Read about cleaning the genital area.

      During menses, the moistness of the vaginal region increases making it more favorable for pimples to grow. So, you may note flaring of such lesions during menses. Just keeping the area clean and dry would help.

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Try warm compress over it, twice a day. Use an antibiotic cream, mupirocin/ bactroban, twice daily over the bump.

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    2. Sam Sullivan

      I’m 12 about to be 13 and have a little red dot on the lip of my vagina. I haven’t had my period yet and I’m a virgin do you know what it is? Ps it really hurts too

      Reply
      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        Likely to be a little pimple or cyst. Just avoid friction over it. It’s likely to heal by itself.

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  3. katie

    I have white bumps under the skin on the right side of my vagina. They do not hurt , bleed or leak they are just there. I’ve popped two and they don’t go away. I have been tested for HPV and for herpes along with all the others with a swab and blood test. What can these be and how do I get rid of them?

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      1. Kiraea bateral

        Im 13 and i have what looks like a rash on the skin near my vigina it does hurt or brust but it does have oder i play alot of sports and have never been sexually active please help me im to scared to vo to my mother and i am a virgin

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          As long as it doesn’t itch or grow in size or becomes red, you need not worry.

          You may just apply any thick vaginal emollient over it, after every bath or wash. Avoid dryness over it. It’s likely to reduce in size with time.

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  4. Jaytie

    Hi, I’m 16. I’m a virgin. I always have these small bumps down there in my girly part. I take bath everyday so I don’t understand the problem. It’s really freaking me out, can you please help?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It is common to have pimples in your age group. Just as they occur on the face, arms and else where, acne may occur in the vaginal area too.

      The cause is primarily the hormonal surges that occur in this phase of life.

      Read about proper ways of keeping vaginal hygiene.

      You need to take care of these pimples. Any neglect may lead to infection. Read above about care required for these vaginal acne.

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  5. lex

    I have had these bumps for quite some time now and they appear every time I shave. I don’t use dull razors. They are fresh and ready to use. So tell me what to do, because it’s embarrassing for my boyfriend to look at that.

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  6. anna

    Mostly after I shave, I will have a bump but I don’t get them a lot, but when I do I pop them. Should I be doing this? Should I use bar soap on my vagina?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      No, you should never pop or squeeze any bump down there. This will only infect the bump, as you transfer bacteria from your hands into it.

      Just keep the area clean, well aerated. Try healing any such bumps by warm compresses followed by gentle draining.

      Bar soaps are not required for this area. They are dry and may have certain adverse effects. Read about these adverse effects and about proper cleaning of the genital area.

      Certain tips on shaving the genital area without getting bumps.

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      1. Jenna

        I have had this pimple on my area for a while it started being there after I shaved because I wanted to shave once and then there was this bump redish and pimple looking and now it’s big red and I have squeezed on it before and blood and whitish stuff came out and then I kept doing that because I didnt know what I was doing and now it’s red and bigish sorta small and I’m 12 i haven’t had my period never have been sexually active and I’m to embarrassed to go to my mom about it so I can’t really go to the doctors unless I tell my mom btw the pimple is around the top of my area

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Try warm compress over it. This would soften the skin over the bump and help drainage.

          Also, start applying an antibiotic cream over this one, thrice daily.

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  7. kaylee

    Hi, I’m a recent 16 year old and have just gotten over a yeast infection and I asked my doc what was the main pain and it was just a small pimple… but after he told me to take a bath in warm water and keep it dry and all that stuff it popped but sadly it multiplied and still does. Is there any way of stopping it. My menstrual cycle is expected within a week or 2 and as I sit now I can’t walk normal, can’t close my legs, and there is still swelling. What can I do to stop them. (and keep in mind I’m a virgin and this is the first time I’ve encountered these pimples).

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  8. Anonymous

    I am 13 years old and I have just recently seen a bump on the lips of my down below. It is scaring me and I’m afraid to confront my mother about it, it looks like a pimple but it hurts. I wear the loose underwear but I’m thinking it’s because I have large thighs and that possibly it’s sweat clogging up? I need help.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Keep the area clean and dry. Wash it daily with plain water while bathing.

      If it pains, it’s likely to be infected. Apply mupirocin ointment over it twice daily for 3 to 5 days.

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  9. help me!

    Hi, I been experiencing vaginal acne for about 6 years now. I am now 19. I have been wearing lose underwear and I shave down there once a week. I have never had sex before because of this embarrassing issue. Also I am extremely healthy. Now the acne has left ugly scars on my girly parts also I do get alot of vaginal discharge everyday. I explain the issue to my doctor and he said it’s just inflamed hairs and that I should use any face acne product. No changes have been made. I need help to fix this problem!

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Sexual glands down there become very active during later teenage and early adulthood. They produce profuse secretions for lubrication. This is natural for this age.

      That is why, you are having a lot of secretions. The cause for acne down there is also the same.

      You may try masturbating with clean hands. Keep the area clean and dry. Wash it daily with plain water. Wear loose cotton undergarments only.

      Donot use any cosmetic product down there.

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  10. Jewel

    I notice that I get pimples on my mons pubis, and like I guess right, before the opening of my vagina sides but not the actual pink lips. Sometimes pus comes out or like this black thing that’s like a oily solid that’s yellow on the bottom. When I try to pop it, like it hurts bad and they always occur. Another thing is my vagina has I guess some type of discharge all the the time like it’s either white or like a clear liquid substances, that if you touch it stretches almost like mucus, and it sometimes has an odor.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Do you have any itching in your vagina?

      Your vaginal discharge sounds normal, though excessive in amount. Read on differentiating between normal and pathological vaginal discharge.

      It is common to get pimples and excess vaginal discharge during teens and early twenties.

      This is because these years are characterized with plenty of lubricating secretions. Also, we sweat more during these years. All this form a ground for pimple formation.

      You need to keep your groin area clean and dry to prevent the occurrence of pimples. Wear loose cotton underwear only. This allows adequate ventilation and helps keeping the area dry.

      Eat more of fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid fried fatty meals, which predispose to pimples. Read more on the topic in the above written article.

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  11. farah

    I have a bump like structure near my vagina. I’ve never had sex but I masturbate a lot.
    Please help 🙂

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This is likely to be a vaginal acne.

      You need to keep the area clean and dry. Wear loose cotton underwear only. The pimple is likely to regress on its own with time.

      If it grows in size or pains, you may start applying mupirocin ointment over it, twice a day for three days.

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  12. Vanessa

    Hello, I have recently discovered a small bump around my vaginal opening. I feel it occasionally when I take a shower; it feels like a small pimple that was never popped. There are no symptoms of any kind but I have been experiencing this for the past couple of months on and off (I am going to see a Dr. soon).

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Are you sexually active? If not, this is likely to be a pimple. You need to keep the area clean and dry.

      Wear loose cotton underwear only. Wash the genital area twice a day with water. Avoid using any soap or gel there.

      If it pains, you may start applying mupirocin ointment over the pimple, twice a day for three days.

      Read above in details about managing acne in this region.

      Reply
  13. Stephanie Schonberner

    I have a pimple looking bump on my vagina and it is getting bigger and is starting to hurt more when I walk. I am wondering what I can do at home to help it pop or what to take to make it go away. It has been there for about 3 weeks. I have kept it dry down there tried hot compress. I even soaked in a absent salt bath. Also, I have some amoxisyling left over from when I was sick and my doctor told me I was okay to stop taking it. Could I take that to help with it?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Your bump sounds infected. Oral medications are not needed.

      Apply a local antibiotic cream over the bump. You may use mupirocin (bactroban). Apply it twice a day for 3 to 5 days.

      Reply
  14. Matchstick

    Hi, I have several bumps, scars and pimples all over my vagina, I always have, ever since I can remember. It constantly itches, burns, and pains me, and shaving hurts. I stretch the skin so it shouldn’t be painful, but there are so many bumps that I can’t avoid shaving without hitting a bump. I’m a fifteen year old virgin, and I have the idea that this is not at all normal, seeing as this has been this way all my life. My parents both got around, per say, so do you think I could have been born with an STD? The bumps appear everywhere, from the front, all the way back to my anus. I can’t exactly get to a doctor without telling the people that adopted me, and they may get angry. Please help me, it would be very much appreciated.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Pimples all over may be an allergic reaction to the fabric you are wearing or some soap or gel being used there.

      Consider wearing loose cotton underwear only. Wash the vaginal region with plain water only. Read more.

      This is unlikely to be an STD.

      Reply
  15. Michelle

    Well, I’m 13 and I just noticed a bump on the right side of my vagina and at first I didn’t have them but then it started to get itchy. As I got my period (not my first time) and I started to scratch and it got worse and worse and now I have the bump and it doesn’t go way and if touch it feels Like burning down there, and I’m too afraid to tell my mom. So what should I do? Please help me.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Looks like a pimple has got infected.

      Keep the area clean. Wash it daily while you bathe. Wear loose cotton underwear only. Cotton fabric is hypoallergen, gives minimum friction and so would help in quicker healing.

      Do warm compress over it everyday. Pus, if any, would gradually get drained. You may buy an over the counter ointment, called mupirocin, from the market. Start applying it twice daily over the bump for a week.

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  16. Michelle

    It’s me again. Well I forgot to say that it’s speed to my right thigh and it’s itchy like crazy. HELP ME.

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  17. Elody

    Hi, I notice that there are many tiny pores in my vagina and I’m very afraid if it is an infection. I shave with a razor but carelessly, it has injured the side of my vagina a bit. Is having tiny pores on the bikini side of my vagina is dangerous? Why I started to have this pores? I didn’t have that before, please help me. And I also notice that the lips of my vagina is a bit strange, it is open and not straight at one side, why is this so?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Do you have any pus in the pores you are describing? Any itching or redness around them?

      If not, these pores are likely to be due to shaving. They are not exactly pores. They are scars formed around hair shaft follicles, created due to the little injury caused while you shave.

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          The scars are likely to lighten with time as the outermost skin layer sheds and gets replaced by newer cell layer.

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  18. emma

    Hi! 2 days ago I noticed a red bump on my vaginal lips. It hurts. I think it’s a pimple because it has a white thing on top of it. I don’t know if am suppose to pinch it or not. It bothers me. It hurt a little, but I don’t want to go to the doctor because I want to cure it my self. Also, when I go to the bathroom, I have been putting water where the bump is at and gentle cleaning with a paper towel and putting infection cream were the bump is. Please help. I don’t know what to do.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Are you sexually active? If yes, you need to see a doctor for physical examination of the bump. STDs need to be ruled out.

      If not, this is likely to be an infected pimple. Do not pop or pinch it. Try warm compress over it twice a day. This would soften the skin over the pimple and you may gently and gradually be able to drain it. It may take 3 to 4 days for it to soften and start draining.

      Also, start applying some antibiotic ointment, like mupirocin, over the pimple. Apply it twice daily for 5 days.

      Keep the area clean and dry. Avoid friction over the pimple.

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    2. a lady

      I just experienced this for the first time. I used hot tea bags to draw out the infection (not too hot though, didn’t want to burn myself) and within 10 minutes, both popped on their own and no more pain 🙂 So try a tea bag!

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  19. Shaunte

    Hi! Lately my period has been going on and off and two days ago when I use the bathroom, I felt a sting and when to wipe myself, I felt a sharp pain and yesterday and today I been putting a and d ointment on it. So it hasn’t been hurting that much and today I decided to take pictures and saw that by my vagina there’s two little bumps that has pus in them and I am really scared and I been doing some research and looking at pictures and it doesn’t Look like any STD. I also read that it might be a vaginal pimple and I want to know where did it come from and is it normal?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It’s likely to be an infected pimple.

      Vaginal pimples are both normal and common. You get them here because the groin area is richly supplied with oil glands. Read here in details.

      Try warm compress over them twice daily. Also, start applying antibiotic cream (like mupirocin) over it twice daily for a week.

      Reply
  20. Anonymous

    I have a scarred blemish on the side of my crotch. What do I do to prevent other ones and what can I do to lessen the scarring on that one?

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      1. Anonymous

        I think so. I don’t remember that much. I think I didn’t notice until it got bigger. I’m not sexually active or anything.

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          You may try using a mild steroid cream, like betnovate, over the affected area.

          Use it once daily at bed time for a week. Let us know if you see improvement.

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  21. emma

    Hey, I’m 15 and a few days ago I started to notice a pimple forming on my vagina (not inside or anything, just below the waste band) and it looks like there is pus. Is there any way I can get rid of it without using any creams or taking any medication, home remedies? Tea bags? Anything, please.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You may try warm compress over the pimple. This would soften it and help in its drainage.

      If the pimple is painful to touch, it is better to start applying a topical antibiotic, like mupirocin, over it. Apply it thrice daily for a week.

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  22. a girl

    I am 19 years old and I’m sexually active. I’ve just had my period and after taking a bath I felt an itch and noticed 2 whitish spots on the inner right side of my lady parts and it’s really uncomfortable and a little itchy. What can it be, because it is the first time that this has happened.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      May be some infection.

      Since you are sexually active, you need to see a gyne for examination and to rule out the presence of any STD.

      Reply
  23. Nicole

    I have 2 small bumps on the outside lips of my vagina they don’t really hurt unless I touch them. I did apply peroxide on it just noticed them this evening. They were not there yesterday. I was just wondering what to do.

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  24. Natasha

    I have a smelly discharge, come with kind a clot. I am feeling itchy every time and having pimples. Some are big, some are small. What should I do?

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  25. teby

    Hi! Sometimes when I urinate, I have pain in my bladder and have just noticed a bump on my vagina (not inside). It’s not painful, but I’m worried. Please help. I’m not sexually active.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      The commonest cause of having pain in the bladder area is holding the urine for a long time. Apart from this, you may have pain if you get UTI.

      In cases of UTI, there are other symptoms too. You may have fever, burning while urinating or some other symptom. Let us know if you have any.

      For the pimple, you just need to keep the area clean and dry. Wear loose cotton underwear only, to let the area be moisture free and to avoid friction over the pimple.

      The pimple is likely to regress on its own with time. If it becomes painful, treatment is required.

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  26. Naomi

    I have little white spots around my vagina. They itch, and they aren’t going away. It’s like a little patch on one side.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Keep the region clean and dry. Let it be moisture free, wear loose cotton underwear.

      You may start using benzydamine hydrochloride 0.5% vaginal cream for a week.

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  27. Reena

    Hello. I am a 17 year old female. I have a small bump under the skin on my labia majora. It doesn’t hurt, except for when I pinch it. It has been here for a few weeks, and I was able to pop it once. It only drained a little (clear fluid and a little blood), and slightly went down in size, but is still there. It won’t pop again, nor does there seem to be a white-head or anything. I am not sexually active, and am still a virgin. I do not shave my public area. What is this, and can I get rid of it without going to the hospital/doctor? P.S. acne medications do not work.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be a pimple. Just do warm compress over it daily. It’s likely that it would soften and drain gradually.

      Also, start applying a topical antibiotic, like mupirocin, over it, twice daily for a week.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It’s not necessary of the pimple to itch. Try applying a topical antibiotic, like mupirocin, over the pimple. Do this twice daily for a week.

      Also, keep the area clean and dry.

      Reply
  28. annie agnew

    I have 3 big bumps untop of my vagina. It really hurts, it itches a lot. It’s hard for me to walk. What to do. Please help me.

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  29. Anonymous

    I have something on my vagina a which looks like pimples or bumps. I can’t really tell because it’s not painful but itches sometimes. I started experiencing this 2 years ago before I became sexually active recently. I’m currently 22.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be pimples. Read above about taking care of them. You may start using mupirocin ointment over them.

      Since you are sexually active, it’s recommended you go for a check up to rule out the presence of any STD.

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  30. Anna

    I’m 15 and getting pimples and bumps down there. I popped one and it does not go away (I’m a virgin). Also is there any thing I can do if down there is darker then my natural skin color. I’m white and down there it’s a really dark color.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Wear loose cotton underwears. Keep the area well washed and dry throughout the day. Let your lowers be loose. All these steps help in preventing the occurrence of pimples.

      If you have pain in any of the pimple, start applying mupirocin ointment (or any other topical aantibiotic cream) over it.

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  31. just a girl

    Hi,I’m an 18 year old girl and my vagina seems to be itching,especially after my periods the lips just get itchy and when I scratch it hurts and makes it hard to urinate coz it gets painful when in contact with urine.(I’m still a virgin)…please help

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Try using a vaginal emollient after washing the area. Use it twice daily. This would prevent dryness down there and keep the area supple.

      Reply
  32. Emma

    Hi I just shaved my hair and after I got little red spots everywhere that area and it itches and hurts when I touched it from down to up it burns I have no idea what to do and I need it gone in two days!

    Please please please please help!!!

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  33. Anonymous

    I lot of red pimples are coming out, little hair sticking in it. And it hurts a lot. What should I do? Can someone help me please.

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      1. Tanya

        I have these pimples on my virgina that grow frequently one after the other. They grow so big and turns white in color and release some white liquid. Its itchy at times and really painful when i try to squeeze the white liquid out. I have been having these for the past three years and i am embarrassed to see a doctor. So i am really scared and i need your help.

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Are you sexually active? If not, you need to manage these pimples by keeping the area down there clean.

          Alter your diet in such a way that it contain less of fried, fatty stuff. Include plenty of fruits and vegetables in it. These are the best detoxifiers for the body, and limit the occurrence of pimples.

          If you get a pimple, start applying a topical antibiotic cream, like mupirocin or bactroban, over it.

          Prevent the spread or recurrence of pimples. Read here- http://buddymd.com/recurrent-infected-pimples-vagina

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  34. SisterD

    Im 20 to be 21 iam sexualy active and i once had unprotected sex. My vagina started itching and after three day the right lip of my vagina i noticed that i have big pimples and it hurts so much and im even late on periods by 6days. Please help

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      If you don’t get your menses, you may have to go for a pregnancy test.

      As for the pimples and the swelling, keep the area clean and dry. Let it regain back its natural pH and flora. It would get alright. Read here in details-http://buddymd.com/balance-vaginal-ph

      You may use a prebiotic vaginal wash for that area.

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  35. Anonymous

    Hello, I just noticed that the upper part of my vagina (not the actual vagina but above it) seems to have a pimple. I have never had sex and its very painful to touch. I dont want to confront anyone about it, and it doesn’t seem like an ingrown hair so please help.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be a clogged gland there. It would gradually regress on its own. Just avoid friction over it.

      However, if it doesn’t heal or pains too much, antibiotics would be needed.

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  36. Amrutha

    I have Pus pimples last 3days before also I ll get this time off pimples I thgt Bcz off oily r heat it’s coming.
    And this time in that pimple not hv put but it ll be like stone however I turn it’s turning I don’t what happens plz help

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Try warm compress over it, twice daily. Also, you need to start applying antibiotic cream over it.

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  37. Girl123

    I have Pimple lookin bump on the left lip of my vagina, I’m 12 years old and have my period and a virgin. the bump has a white tip, and hurts a lot when I sit, walk and even lay down. I’m really scared because nothing like this has ever happened.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      There’s nothing to worry. That’s a pimple. Is it on the outer lip? If yes, you may start using an antibiotic ointment over it. Mupirocin/ bactroban may be used thrice daily.

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  38. Jane

    Hello. After I shave, I’m fine, but a day or two later it’s irritated, red, itchy, and painful to the touch. I feel like it’s not razor burn since it happens so much later. Could it be acne? I have been tested and I do not have any STIs.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This is normal. Just keep the area well moisturized daily. Any vaginal emollient may be used.
      Also, use a sharp razor for shaving.

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  39. stasia

    So have had pimples on my lips, and I poop them because they were white and a LOOOOOOT of pus cam out. But now have a dumb near my virginal hole and it didn’t hurt at first until I tried to pop it. It’s all red and the size of a marble. I’m 17, never had sex before. I don’t want to tell my mom and I’m to embarrass to go to the doctor and I don’t have money for a doctor visit. I freaking out because it hurts so much. I have dampened a cloth and but it in the microwave to steam it. How can I get rid of it fast.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Try warm compress over it. This would soften the bump and help in draining pus out of it. However, be gentle. Do not force drainage at any point.

      Also, you need to apply an antibiotic ointment over the lesion. Mupirocin/ bactroban may be used thrice daily.

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  40. Lynda chi

    mine has been there for about four to five yrs. I do treat infections. it is very hard when I want to press it.I’m 32. pls tell me wot to do

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      5 years, that’s a cyst, not infected. It may stay like that, undisturbed.

      Or else, you may get that removed surgically.

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  41. Molly Uye

    I don’t know what’s going on with my vagina the pain down there is so bad that I can barely sit down and it feels like it’s on fire I was told it’s a pimple. It hurts when I walk, sit down and laying down. Even when I barely move it’s painful please help or what do you recommend other than going to the doctor office

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Appears infected, may be containing pus in it. Try warm compress over it. This would soften it and may help draining pus from inside.

      Going to a doctor is a better idea. He will drain pus, if required, and give you appropriate antibiotics.

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  42. Aaliyah

    I don’t know what the problem is. I’m not sexually active & I am 15. I just need to know what to get for pimples that just appear out of nowhere. I don’t know how to shave properly with the pimple being in the way.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Avoid shaving till you have those pimples.

      These may be razor bumps. Read here about their management-http://buddymd.com/shave-pubic-area-without-bumps

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  43. Anonymous

    Hello, I’m 15 and it’s dark and bumping near my vagina, so I would like to know how to brighten it up and rib me of numbs maybe some home remedies. Please help, I hate the way it looks.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Eat healthy, as suggested above in the article.

      You may gently ex foliate the skin there while bathing.

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  44. Libertybelle

    I’m 15 and have a bump on my vagina. I’ve had it for four days and it hurts when I walk. This is the first time it has happened and I am very confused why. I’m a virgin.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be an infected pimple. Start applying an antibiotic ointment over it. You may use mupirocin thrice daily.

      Avoid rubbing over the pimple.

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  45. Anonymous

    I got a red pimple on my Vagina but it doesn’t have puss on it. I’ve been having it more than a week and it hurts so much when I walk or any time of movement. Over the week it got bigger.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Start applying an antibiotic cream over it. Mupirocin/ bactroban may be used thrice daily. Avoid friction over it while walking.

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  46. Martha

    Hi! My name is Martha. Am 19 yrs old and I have a huge bump near the entrance of my vagina. I can not call it a pimple. What should I do? N sometimes it burns.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Start applying an antibiotic cream over it. You may use mupirocin/ bactroban. If it doesn’t improve in a day or two, better to be examined by a doctor.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be a pimple. Start applying mupirocin/ bacitracin ointment over it twice daily for a week. avoid friction over the pimple while walking.

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  47. Kerry

    I’m 13 years old and I had these white pus bumps since I was small. I have a lot of ance all over my face and the rests of the parts of my body. These bumps on my vagina hurts most of the Tim so I tend to pop them. I don’t shave a lot neither. I want to know if maybe me having a lot of ance is causing this or how to get rid of it?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Such bumps usually dry up on their own with time.

      However, forcibly popping any pimple may leave a scar there.

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  48. Olivia

    Hi. I’m 16 years old, and not sexually active, still a virgin. Yesterday I noticed a red pimple looking bump on the inner edge of my labia majora. I am quite sure it is a pimple. But not sure where to go from here. From reading on this page it seems that the area is supposed to be kept dry and clean, but my question is, does masturbation make it worse/should it be avoided while the pimple is healing?

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  49. londiwe

    hi am 18 year old I have this painful pimple in the lip of my virginal and it is so painful and am still a virgin

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  50. Anonymous

    Hii i noticed that after i shave it hurts get like blemishes and they would stay there for months, what can i do to lighten them ??

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  51. Mimi

    Hi I’m 21 and I’ve been having these pimples(?) On my vagina. It like on the pubic area region and at first it seems to be starting as a hard ball under the skin then the head appears later. I had one but it went away after I popped it but now I just noticed that another hard ball has appeared right next to were I had the other one. I’m used to having one every once in a while but this is the first time one has appeared so soon after . I’m a little scared. Is this normal and how can I stop it?
    Also I’m a virgin and I don’t shave my pubic region ( I just trim)

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Could be infected pimples or folliculitis, where the hair root in the pubic region get infected. This happen when excess secretions and moisture get trapped there.

      You need to apply an antibiotic ointment over them. Start using one, (mupirocin/ bacitracin) may be used twice daily. Spread it over each lesion you have there.

      Keep the region clean and well ventilated. Avoid friction over pimples. If any pimple becomes painful or you see pus in it, warm compress may be used over it. This would soften the skin over it and help in draining out pus.

      However, do not force drainage. Be gentle.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Most of them go away with time. Avoid squeezing or scratching them. This may cause scar tissue to form there. In such cases, marks may remain there for long times.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Potato extract may be used there. Take a raw potato, grate it and directly apply it over the affected area. Let it stay for 15 minutes daily .

      This extract is non irritant and may lighten marks in 10 to 15 days.

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  52. girlcrying

    am 15 goin on16 i av a lump on my right labia,its hard n hurts alot..this morning as i was bathin i accidently got into contact with it n it released pus n blood. should i squeeze it? it hurts alot,its been there 4 6days,am a virgin this is my first time havin it please help it painin alot.
    thankyou in advance..

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This one may be an infected pimple. Try warm compress over it twice daily. This may help draining it further. However, you need to be gentle with it. Do not force drainage.

      Also, start applying an antibiotic ointment (mupirocin/ bacitracin) over it thrice daily.

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  53. El

    Hi. I’m 21 and in a monogamous relationship with my partner. I was a virgin before him and haven’t had any other sexual partners aside from him. He’s also been tested negative for STD’s. I’ve been sexually active for more than a year now with the same partner I’ve mentioned. we haven’t had sex for a month already.
    I’ve notice a lump on my labia a few days ago when it began to hurt a bit. After a few days, it became inflamed and hurts a bit more. It’s reddish and pus filled. It’s not usually painful but when it is touched, or it comes in contact with clothing, it hurts. I tried popping it (which is a bad idea) and puss came out and then blood. It’s in the lower area of the labia so sometimes when I sit down, it kind of hits that area. I’m a bit worried about what it is.

    I’m thinking it might be the wipes I used one time or if might be a sanitary pad I bought when I was out of the country? I’m really worried

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You may start warm compress over this lump thrice daily. This would help in draining it further. After each warm compress session apply any antibiotic ointment over it liberally. You may use mupirocin or any other ointment.

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  54. Stacey

    Hi I’m 24, I have pimples on the inner labia I believe it’s called just above the clitoris. There not painful however do become itchy daily. I’ve actually had this for a few years however been to embarrassed to go to the doctors. It’s not as bad as it use to be but just wandering what I can to to help with them as I’m regularly washing etc, I don’t believe it’s to do with shaving as when I don’t shave it makes no difference.

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Appear to be pimples. Following instructions written above in the article may help. It may take some time for them to go.

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