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A 20-year-old female asked:

hi! i have 3 zits on my vaginal lips. ti do not have an std or anything. they dont burn itch and hardly pain. had the same in arm pits. should i pop them? they are only slightly painful to the touch if pressed hard enough

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Folliculitis: Inflammation of the hair follicle occurs for many reasons, sometimes associated with shaving and caused by a dull razor, sensitivity to the shaving product or friction by clothing. Avoid squeezing as this can damage tissue and spread infection. Gentle cleansing with washcloth and soap is generally recommended, with doctor visit if not improving.
Dr. Zachary Veres
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Zits: use triple antibiotic ointment on them , warm soap and water. don't pop them whatsoever
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Hidradenitis?: If you have lesions in the genitals that are the same as the lesions in the armpits these these may not be zits. You have have something called hidrenitis superativa. This is a problem in the sweat glands and is common in these two locations. An Obgyn should be able to determine the cause of the lesions you have just my looking during an examination.

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Last updated Mar 19, 2015

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