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A 20-year-old female asked:

I have a small pimple on my inner left labia. my period is coming and i don't want it to get infected, how can i prevent this from happening?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Labial pimple: Your period will not affect the pimple on your labia. Do not attempt to squeeze it or you will open a way for infection to take place. Just wait and if it does not disappear in a week to ten days, see your health care professional for advice.
Dr. Richard Valido
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Warm compresses: Hi, I would suggest warm compresses to the area twice a day if you can. Wear loose fitting underwear and shorts / pants. If your menses starts, then use tampons if you can as pads may irritate the area.

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Last updated Apr 2, 2015

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