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what does a boil on the vagina look like

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Seward
22 years experience Dermatology
It : It is possible that you might have hidradenitis suppurativa, which is a condition whereby you get boils/cysts/acne like lesions in the groin, armpits, ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Skin bacteria: Usually staph, strep, or other common skin bacteria. Possibly an STD, but unlikely. Hands off, no squeezing. See a doctor if it is large and painful, ... Read More
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Dr. David Kam answered
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
ANTIBIOTIC: See your primary care doctor for antibiotic treatment.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Boils can occur in practically any region on the skin. The vagina and surrounding region is generally rich with glands/bacteria/moisture and thus a c ... Read More
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Dr. Andria Johnson
16 years experience Family Medicine
Sit n soak: If you have a bath tub at home sit an soak in warm bath for about 15-20 minutes. Best if done at least twice a day. Other option is applying a clean w ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Bartholin abscess?: This sounds like inflammation of your Bartholin gland, which is one of the glands that produces sexual lubricant; there is one on each side of the vag ... Read More
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Possible Abscesses: It sounds like you may have some folliculitis or abscesses with or without cellulitis. You may need antibiotics and possible drainage of the abscess ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
34 years experience Infectious Disease
See PCP: There are glands at the opening of the vagina that can get infected and may drain pus (Bartholin's abscess), other conditions need to be ruled out so ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many Things: There are many things that cause painful bumps in this area: Ingrown hairs, skin infections (boils), hidradenitis, etc. hidradenitis is a very comm ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Boil: Use hot compresses to bring the boil to a head, then see your doctor for incision and drainage of the boil
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