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Folliculitis On Vagina
Excision: If the sebaceous cysts are bothersome and cosmetically embarrassing you can have them easily removed in an office procedure using a pinpoint tip wire on an ellman radio surgical device. I have removed up to 40 of these waxy cysts in a single half hour time frame. There are no mess or creams that work. They are not acne or pimples. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time 4 pelvic exam?: If a woman has bumps around or in her vagina, she can call the office of her gyn provider and ask about an appointment. If she is pregnant, she should tell the office manager or nurse to notify the OB doctor immediately. The doctor in either case can then decide when to see the patient and what to do to evaluate or treat. ...Read more
Finished anal skin yeast infection cream,white painless bumps on outside of right vulva & bigger skin colored bumps on inside of left vulva,thoughtS?
No: I am puzzled as to why anyone would want to shave there. It is a silly fad which you will drop as you become an adult. ...Read more
Yes, otc or rx.: Hydrocortisone cream is available in a 1% strength over the counter, and a 2.5% concentration on prescription. Systemic absorption is practically zero for both preparations, but obviously the prescription 2.5% flavor works better. Besides treating the symptoms, you should look into a better shave cream or razor. You should be able to shave these areas without irritation. ...Read more
Vaginal acne: Vaginal acne is a skin problem that is typically caused by a change in your hair follicles and sebaceous glands. Although a fairly common condition among women, vaginal acne can be irritating, embarrassing and uncomfortable. Treatment can be with benzoyl peroxide, or mild topical tretinoin and or oral antibiotics like solodyn (minocycline) or doryx, see your local dermatologist or gynecologist. ...Read more
Folliculitis: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Antibacterial soap: You can try antibacterial soap but there is no magical treatment. If these are areas you shave, try applying an antiseptic before shaving. ...Read more
Folliculitis where I shave my vagina Doc told me soak N epsom salt I never use 2 have this problem could it B my diet?stopped b4 when I went basic tra
Shaving is the issue: This has nothing to do with diet. Pubic area folliculitis was rare before people started shaving the area. You may carry staph or strep on your skin, but many people do that; the problem arises mostly when you add the minor trauma that comes with shaving. Consider using a hair removal cream. Or not shaving (is it really that important?). Or see a dermatologist for professional advice about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have small tiny bumps near my vagina and around my butt is it genital herpes or folliculitis? What is the difference please help
Vagina itched. Not cluster; 2 separate blisters close to follicles popped clear and no more pain/itching/pus. Swim in a public pool. HVS2? Folliculiti
Clear blisters?: If the 2 vesicles were having tiny yellowish milky beads of pus most likely folliculitis.But if clear fluid , especially with itching ,it is likely genital herpes. Folliculitis will be painful rather than itchy. Swimming in public pool can predispose to folliculitis but not to HSV -genital infection. HSV-genital is a STD as we all know and not by simple contact. If so far you never took antiviral+ ...Read more
I have a skin color growth on the outer lip of my vagina. My doctor said it was folliculitis but I am worried it maybe genital warts.
Hmmm, hard to say: Folliculitis usually looks very different from a genital wart. If the growth is more 'cauliflower-like', wth irregular skin surface, or if it doesn't go away with application of compresses or even antibiotics, then another diagnosis should be considered. A biopsy may be needed to determine definitely. ...Read more
Inflammation of outside of vagina and anus for a month with red bumps similar to folluculitis. Neg for yeast, herpes. What could illnesses could it be?
Follow up: You need to follow up with your gynecologist. You might need a biopsy.it still could be an external fungal (yeast) infection. When it gets in the skin on the outside, it's a lot harder to get rid of. It often takes a prolonged treatment with antifungal medication, sometimes in combination with a steroid. ...Read more
Not usually: Folliculitis is on the outside, vaginal discharge comes from the inside. Other conditions , can present as folliculitis and could be associated with a vaginal discharge. You should see your gyn as she or he can examine the folliculitis and do a vaginal culture to rule out abnormal bacteria, yeast or other organisms. ...Read more
Little skin bumps: Folliculitis is inflammation of hair follicles. Follicles are tiny canals that extend down into the skin, and many contain an oil gland, and a hair follicle.Men have more hairs than women. The folliculits can be caused by a bacteria germ, but most often there is no germ. Waxing, shaving and oily lotions can cause clogged pores and then inflammation, or folliculitis. It may itch or hurt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Folliculitis.: Despite the fact that folliculitis is technically a bacterial infection of the follicles, we can often treat acute folliculitis with a simple warm soak to the area (warm water on a washcloth and applied for 15 minutes at a time, 2 to 3 times a day). If this does not help, one could try antibacterial creams, available over-the-counter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be infection: Infection, particularly bacterial vaginosis, is the most common cause of foul-smelling vaginal discharge. Normal discharge is clear or white, and may have a slight odor but usually doesn't smell. Poor hygiene, as in other parts of the body, can be a culprit too-it's best to wash the external area w/ mild soap and water during your shower, and never douche! if the smell bothers you, see your dr. ...Read more