I have boils in my vagina.
I have boils in my vagina.
You need to see your OBGYN. Please.
Its one or two, maybe they go away?
I can’t tell you if they will go away on their own. That’s why you need to see your obgyn.
You need to get them lanced and maybe get some antibiotics if needed. You poor thing, you must be in such pain. I hope you feel better soon.
Not so much pain
Oh good, I’m glad
You need to go to the doctor right away, and you may need an STD test
Did you recently shave?
She’s not shaving the inside of herself.
Oh I misread as on. I just know when I shave I get some very angry bumps so I thought it might be that. sorry
That warrants an immediate trip to the gynecologist to be checked out
Ok, is this in the vagina, as in the hole, or on your labia- inside the lips? Because vagina is not all of it.
Vulva- outside. Regular, but sensitive skin.
Labia- inside and slippery, mucus membrane.
Vagina- the hole and inner channel
If you have a boil anywhere outside, you need to see a doc if warm compresses don’t bring them to a head and they drain on their own. Keep it clean with baby safe soap and water.
If there are boils inside see a doc. Soon.
This is from Healthline:
What Causes Vaginal Boils and How Are They Treated?
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Why do they develop?
Vaginal boils are pus-filled, inflamed bumps that form under the skin of your vagina. These bumps can develop on the outside of the vagina, in the pubic area, or they can develop on the labia.
Vaginal boils develop when a hair follicle becomes impacted and an infection develops in the follicle. The boil may start as a small, red bump and develop over the course of a few days into a swollen, painful spot with a white or yellow pus-filled tip.
Some boils may look similar to pimples, and a correct diagnosis is key to treatment. If you have a spot on your vagina and aren’t sure if it’s a boil or the result of something else, make an appointment to see your doctor or gynecologist.
Boils are rarely cause for concern. Most will clear up on their own in a week or two. A few may need medical treatment. Treatment can help ease the pain and reduce the infection until the boil is gone. In severe cases, your doctor may lance, or cut, a boil to drain the infection.
How to treat vaginal boils at home
Most boils will go away on their own in a matter of a few days or weeks. You can help ease the symptoms and speed up the process with these home remedies.
Before you touch the boil or the area surrounding it, be sure to wash your hands well. Use an antibacterial soap and warm water. Without this step, you risk introducing more bacteria to the boil. This could make the infection worse.
Likewise, wash your hands again after you’ve completed your treatment. You don’t want to risk spreading any bacteria to other areas of your body.
1. Don’t pop or prick
Resist the temptation to pop or prick the boil. Doing so releases the bacteria and can spread the infection. You may also make the pain and tenderness worse.
2. Apply a warm compress
Soak a washcloth with water that’s slightly warmer than what you use to wash your hands or face. Squeeze out the excess water. Place the compress over the boil, and leave it there for 7 to 10 minutes.
Repeat this process three or four times a day until the boil is gone. The heat from the compress helps promote more blood circulation, so white blood cells can fight off the remaining infection.
3. Wear loose bottoms while it’s healing
One of the most common causes of a boil is tight clothing that causes friction or rubbing on the delicate pubic skin. Until the boil disappears, wear loose underwear and clothing. After workouts, change into clean, dry underwear.
4. Use an ointment
A petroleum jelly ointment can help protect the boil against friction from clothing and underwear. Likewise, if the boil bursts, use an antibiotic ointment like combined bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B (Neosporin) to protect against another infection while the spot heals.
5. Take over-the-counter painkillers
If these home remedies don’t help or the boil isn’t gone within two weeks, make an appointment with your gynecologist or doctor. You may need medical treatment from a doctor.
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