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A 23-year-old female asked:

I get extremely painful bumps filled with pus and blood in my vagina hairs every couple of months. i have been compressing them with a warm wash cloth but i'm not exactly sure what that does. i also just recently found out i had a staph infection aka mrsa

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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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There may be an: ...association between the MRSA and the recurrent infection in the vaginal hairs (folliculitis). If you're being treated appropriately with the antibiotics for the MRSA, that might help clear up the folliculitis. Be aware tho that any bacteria still hiding in the follicles may cause a flair up. Talk with your doctor about that & that other hygiene measures to help prevent recurrences.
Last updated Jan 26, 2016

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