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Dr. Andria Johnson
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How do you make a boil on your vagina go away before it gets bigger?

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 wet hot compress to the area. Reapply when it cools and repeat. Wear cotton underwear during the day and no underwear at night to bed. ...Read more

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Boil (Definition)

Boil is also known as Abscess. A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more


Dr. Robert Grindstaff
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I think i have a boil by my vagina and its large in size, it hurts to sit, walk or have underwear on period. What can i do to make this pain go away?

I think i have a boil by my vagina and its large in size, it hurts to sit, walk or have underwear on period. What can i do to make this pain go away?

It may several: causes If that painful I would go to the ER or your physician to see what the real cause is and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Lydia Collins
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I have reoccurent boils on my vagina. Somtimes they may bust and go away on their own other times i may burst them. Help please?

I have reoccurent boils on my vagina. Somtimes they may bust and go away on their own other times i may burst them. Help please?

Many options: It sounds like you may have a condition called hydradenitis. There are quite a few treatment options. Many women have trouble like this if they shave the pubic area so the first suggestion is to clip or go natural rather than shave. If that isn't the cause or that change doesn't help, we move on to other treatments that may include skin scrubs, oral medications and in some cases laser treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Achong
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Will dental amoxicillin help my boil on my vagina go away?

Probably not: Amoxicillin is the antibiotic of choice for mouth infections. Please consult your ob/gyn doctor for a recommendation. Also, you will also need an examination by your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Small red painful bump on outside of vagina lips? Mom calls it a risen (boil). Is it infected? If it pops will i get tss? Mom says it will go away.

Boil or HSV: Herpes looks a lot like a boil. You should see a doctor and get it tested. Herpes has small bumps which can sometimes be filled with fluid. They can be red and painful. You won't get tss if you pop it, but see doctor before popping it so you can get it cultured. It's important to know so, if positive, you can tell partner and you'll need meds if have vaginal delivery to prevent transmission. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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I have big pimple like red,painful boil on inner vagina.i took novidat500gm twice daily.todsy's 5 day.i started having burning urination problem...?

I have big pimple like red,painful boil on inner vagina.i took novidat500gm twice daily.todsy's 5 day.i started having burning urination problem...?

Bartholin abscess: You may have an abscess of your Bartholin gland. Apply hot compresses until the abscess comes to s head and then see your doctor for possible drainage and treatment. The novidat may not work against the abscess. Amoxicillen may work better ...Read more

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
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Is it possible to have a boil on your vagina?

Is it possible to have a boil on your vagina?

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 common area for development of boils. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Slawek
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What does it mean if you have a boil on your vagina n you had squeeze it n your starting to have a sharp pain n your stomach?

What does it mean if you have a boil on your vagina n you had squeeze it n your starting to have a sharp pain n your stomach?

Not related.: The two events are not likely to be related. Such infections should not be treated by squeezing but warm compresses, antibiotics and surgical drainage if necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Tony Ho
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I have a either a cyst or boil on my vagina and it just started to swell have could i slow it down stop and make it go down and stop the itch or pain?

I have a either a cyst or boil on my vagina and it just started to swell have could i slow it down stop and make it go down and stop the itch or pain?

See a doctor: Impossible to really say without a physical exam; one fairly common cause of a lump that starts swelling would be a bartholin or gardner gland cyst. Your doctor may be able to perform a procedure to help evacuate the cyst and provide symptom relief. ...Read more

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Dr. Tony Ho
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I have either a cyst or boil on my vagina it recently just started to swell how could i make it stop slow down or go down and stop the itching an pain?

I have either a cyst or boil on my vagina it recently just started to swell how could i make it stop slow down or go down and stop the itching an pain?

See a doctor: Impossible to really say without a physical exam; one fairly common cause of a lump that starts swelling would be a bartholin or gardner gland cyst. Your doctor may be able to perform a procedure to help evacuate the cyst and provide symptom relief. ...Read more

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