Vaginal Pimples
Vaginal pimples are common and typically require a hands-off approach to treatment.

Vaginal acne or ingrown hair-related pimples disappear naturally. Treatments for further causes could include imiquimod cream, antihistamines, antivirals, and acne medications that reduce inflammation or the quantity of oil produced by the skin.

What is a vagina pimple?

A pimple is a small, red, visible growth on the skin's surface. Acne is typically the result of clogged skin pores caused by bacteria, oil, or other things.

A pimple can form on the outer tissue (vulva and labia), which is also considered a vaginal pimple. You might be surprised to find a zit here. However, there is nothing to worry about. It's typical to get a pimple on your vulva.

What is the treatment of vaginal pimples?

The best way to treat vaginal pimples is to leave them alone. Genital acne is usually prevented from worsening by taking a hands-off approach. If the area is kept clean and dry, the pimple (especially, ingrown hair-related acne) will most likely resolve on its own.

Choice of treatment for other causes include:

How to prevent vaginal pimples

Here are a few measures you can do to prevent vaginal pimples:

  • Avoid wearing underwear or pants that are too tight.
  • Pick cotton or other breathable materials for your undergarments.
  • Use mild soap to wash your genital area every day.
  • Change out of your sweaty garments right away.
  • Trim your pubic hair rather than shaving.
  • When you get your period, replace your pads and tampons frequently.

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What causes pimples near the vagina?

Here are a few common reasons why bumps, rashes, and pimples show up on and around your vagina:

  • Ingrown hair: People who shave or wax their pubic hair frequently have ingrown hair that could resemble a pimple (a raised bump that may appear reddish). Your hair curls back toward the skin as it emerges from the follicle, irritating the area. In some cases, hair may grow back into the skin (ingrown hair).
  • Rashes from allergens: In some cases, the scents or dyes in soap or laundry detergent can cause skin irritation. Your skin may become irritated and dry, develop pimples and rashes, or experience allergic reactions. It can be possible to get rid of your rash or bumps by switching to milder products (devoid of dyes or scents). Irritation can also be caused by a period pad or your underwear rubbing against the affected area of your skin.
  • Cysts: Cysts are soft, painless lumps that can appear on your labia and surround the opening of your vagina. The Bartholin's cyst is a typical vaginal cyst that develops on either side of your vaginal opening. The Bartholin's glands lubricate the vagina by making it wet, much as when you're excited or aroused during a sexual act. Bartholin's gland cysts can form when the entrance becomes obstructed, and fluid accumulates just beneath the skin. Cysts typically cause minimal concern, especially if they are not painful. Avoid attempting to rupture a cyst on your own as this can induce an infection. If the cyst grows larger or is too painful to walk or sit without pain, consult a nurse or doctor.
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs): May affect your health if they are not treated. If you think the lump you have might be an STD, see a doctor or nurse as soon as possible. Use condoms or dental dams or avoid sexual activity until you figure out what is causing your bump.
    • Herpes: A very prevalent sexually transmitted infection that can result in painful, blistery sores on your vulva or penis, which occasionally bleed or leak a clear, white, or colored fluid. Herpes sores can occasionally hurt, but other times, you might not even notice them. Herpes has no known cure; however, treatment can help you control the symptoms.
    • Genital warts: Human papillomavirus causes genital warts and is transmitted through sexual contact. Genital warts are smooth, flesh-colored lumps on your genital skin, which resemble a cauliflower in appearance. Warts typically don't hurt, but they occasionally might feel itchy. They are usually grouped together and sometimes disappear on their own. However, they can also be removed by a doctor or nurse.
    • Molluscum contagiosum: May manifest as tiny, hard pimples. You'll typically have one or more hard, rounded growths on your face, legs, arms, torso, neck, or anywhere else close to your genitalia. They come in sizes ranging from a pinhead to pencil erasers. They might show up alone or in groups. Bumps frequently have a little dent or depression in the middle and are typically flesh-colored, pink, or white. They are often painless. However, they could be red, itchy, uncomfortable, or swollen. Molluscum contagiosum can continue for up to four years. However, it usually goes away on its own after six months to a year.
  • Skin tag: Skin flaps are quite small and develop as the skin rubs up against itself. They are not harmful but don't go away by themselves.

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Medically Reviewed on 11/3/2022
References
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https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/ask-experts/whats-that-bump

https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/ingrowns.html

https://youngwomenshealth.org/2017/04/19/i-have-a-pimple-near-my-vagina/

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/22019-pimple-on-vagina#management-and-treatment