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Vaginal acne on inner lips area. What to do?

Vaginal acne on inner lips area. What to do?

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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Pimples on mucous skin area of vaginal lips (inner) resembles acne. Have been tested for stds and negative for everything, had them for months?

Pimples on mucous skin area of vaginal lips (inner) resembles acne. Have been tested for stds and negative for everything, had them for months?

Folliculitis: Sometimes shaving can lead to blockage of follicles around the labia and can lead to localized inflammation. It usually resolves with time. If it happens on a recurrent basis, avoid shaving. Rarely there are dermatologic conditions that can present as recurrent localized infections. ...Read more

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Little pimples on inner folds of vaginal lips where hair doesn't grow, resembles minor acne. Negative for stds, remedy?

Little pimples on inner folds of vaginal lips where hair doesn't grow, resembles minor acne. Negative for stds, remedy?

Sounds normal: "Negative for STDs" suggests you've seen a doctor. What did s/he say? If something were wrong (e.g. genital warts), probably s/he would have said so. I'm guessing mucus or sebaceous glands (also called Fordyce spots); or vestibular papillae. Both of these are entirely normal. Google Fordyce spots and vestibular papillomatosus for photos to compare with yourself. See MD if any doubt remains. ...Read more

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This morning I noticed 3 small skin color bump-like pimples on the inner side of my right vaginal lip. What is the most likely thing it could be?

This morning I noticed 3 small skin color bump-like pimples on the inner side of my right vaginal lip. What is the most likely thing it could be?

Get an exam: If it is a cluster of small blisters that feel irritated or itchy, could be genital herpes. But there are other causes that are possible. Please get examined by a health care professional. ...Read more

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Clear pimples on vaginal right lip. Why do they have pinkish base?

Clear pimples on vaginal right lip. Why do they have pinkish base?

Hard to say?: Difficult to say in a brief Q and A without a compete history and physical exam. Definitely get it checked out, there is a long list of possibilities, including STD's ...Read more

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I have one bump on each of my outer vaginal lip. They don't hurt or itch, and they don't look like pimples with white on the top. What could this be?

I have one bump on each of my outer vaginal lip. They don't hurt or itch, and they don't look like pimples with white on the top. What could this be?

Bartholin glands: Bartholin's cyst can occur near the entrance of the vagina. Cysts usually occur from blocked ducts causing secretions to build up. Best thing to do is to see your doctor if it does not improve or resolve in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Hello I had a question before I actually went to the doctor, over the last week in a half I have had a heavier discharge that is white and thick and I also got a rash between my vaginal lips that is red and scaley with what looks like little white pimples

Hello I had a question before I actually went to the doctor, over the last week in a half I have had a heavier discharge that is white and thick and I also got a rash between my vaginal lips that is red and scaley with what looks like little white pimples

See Dr for diagnosis: May be yeast. Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse. ...Read more

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Vagina acne on inner lips/opening. What to use on it?

Vagina acne on inner lips/opening. What to use on it?

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 more

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I am 24. I have irregular menses since 2008, my body hair has grown longer and darker (upper lip, inner thighs) and I have acne and hair fall problem.

I am 24. I have irregular menses since 2008, my body hair has grown longer and darker (upper lip, inner thighs) and I have acne and hair fall problem.

It may be PCOS: Or polycystic ovary syndrome which is a hormonal problem that leads to the symptoms you describe. Your doctor can do an exam and some tests to confirm this. Treatment would be getting pregnant or taking certain birth control pills, metformin, spironolactone or losing some weight. You might also be reacting to stress or exposure to drugs like marijuana. www. Pcosfoundation. Org ...Read more

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Hello sir! I hav a skin Color pimples in my vagina lips! Is dat any problem? I'm really scared!

Hello sir! I hav a skin Color pimples in my vagina lips! Is dat any problem? I'm really scared!

Molluscum?: "Skin color pimples" sounds like it might be molluscum contagiosum, a very minor infection with no complications. Genital warts might be possible and a little more serious, but still an inconvenience more than a serious health problem. Maybe just small cysts, e.g. blocked pores. See a doctor or clinic for confirmation and treatment advice. ...Read more

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I have black heads on my iner thighs and on the lips of my vagina. I get these pimples on the top of my vagina. I got them when I had my first period.

I have black heads on my iner thighs and on the lips of my vagina. I get these pimples on the top of my vagina. I got them when I had my first period.

See a doctor: See your doctor and have him/her check it out. It is not likely to be anything serious but it's worth having a dctor to take a look. Treatment will depend on what it is and what your symptoms are. ...Read more

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The mons and lips of my vagina have been extremely itchy with some small pimples and bumps. Also my left lip is very swollen. What's going on?

The mons and lips of my vagina have been extremely itchy with some small pimples and bumps. Also my left lip is very swollen. What's going on?

Maybe yeast?: It sounds like you may have an external yeast infection, or some other vaginal infection that causes irritation. You could also be having an allergic reaction to something. Your best bet would be to get an examination and see what's wrong. However, in the meantime, you could try some over the counter anti-yeast cream, like Clotrimazole 1%, and see if that helps. ...Read more

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I have like a acne near my vagina area is that normal for a heaver person I also get it on my inner thighs what could it be?

I have like a acne near my vagina area is that normal for a heaver person I also get it on my inner thighs what could it be?

Your diagnosis: You probably have hidradenitiis suppurative, a fancy medical term for an infection of the apocrine sweat glands that can occur under the arms, the chest, and in the groin areas. This can usually be controlled with antibiotics but may need surgery in sever cases. It is more prevalent in smokers. You should be evaluated by your internist, dermatologist, gynecologist, or surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes acne on and around your lip area?

What causes acne on and around your lip area?

Perioral dermatitis: You could be dealing with peri oral dermatitis. No one is sure what causes this but you get a rash around the mouth that sometimes has pimples. Over use of topical steroid creams is sometimes implicated. The usual treatment is an antibiotic, doxycycline. You'll have to see your primary doc or derm to get a definitive diagnosis and get treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a red patch of dry/acne looking skin around my lips/chin area. The patch has spread. (never comes to a head, only clear fluid) SPREADING: (?

I have a red patch of dry/acne looking skin around my lips/chin area. The patch has spread. (never comes to a head, only clear fluid) SPREADING: (?

Rash: This rash would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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I have acne on and around my mustache area (under nose, above lips). How can I get rid of it?

Try Rx: Mild acne at your age should respond to topical clindamycin, a cheap and easy rx that your physician can offer, or somethng similar. You may wish to add benzoyl peroxide, or if there are blackheads, a retinoic acid derivative. Your physician can also tell whether this is real acne or folliculitis -- these can be a bit tricky to tell apart. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal itching and bumps on my groin area around my vagina. Have a UTI but the bumps are like acne?

I am experiencing vaginal itching and bumps on my groin area around my vagina. Have a UTI but the bumps are like acne?

Vulva bumps: The vagina is on the inside, and outside is the vulva, which has hair and can have inflammation and itching from soaps, lotions and sweating and wearing certain kinds of undies and moisturizers Wash the outside with head and shoulders, rinse well with water, dry well, and use a tiny bit of hydrocortisone cream 1%. and nothing else. Wear only cotton under wear. If not better go to a doctor ...Read more

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I am taking sotret 20mg b.d for the last 10days (for acne).I have notiched chapped lips & also vulva area itches sometimes, burning during urination.

I am taking sotret 20mg b.d for the last 10days (for acne).I have notiched chapped lips & also vulva area itches sometimes, burning during urination.

SOTRET (ISOTRETINOIN: CHECK WITH DOCTOR WHO PRESCRIBED THE SOTRET IN THE FIRST PLACE.
YOU HAVE REDUCE THE DOSAGE TO ONCE DAILY.
BEST LUCK ...Read more

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Could a slightly swollen lymph node at the base of the ear be caused by mild acne in the area, or by a lip that I keep biting on accident? Worried.

Yes: More like the facial acne than a mass on lips resulting from habitual biting of the lip. No need to worry. You might need to have the acne treated though. ...Read more

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I have sore nipples been nauseous n have had an acne breakout around my lip cheek and chin area I'm only on cycle day 21 is this Clomid (clomiphene) side effects?

I have sore nipples been nauseous n have had an acne breakout around my lip cheek and chin area I'm only on cycle day 21 is this Clomid (clomiphene) side effects?

Yes!: Yes, clomid (clomiphene) makes you super hormonal. Think about the normal cycle changes and double it. But, since it is just a temporary drug to get pregnant... may be worth it! ...Read more

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Could I have acne on my lips due to a cold?

Could I have acne on my lips due to a cold?

Is this acne or: Are these blisters? Cold sores can look like small blisters. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent and treat vaginal acne/boils?

What can you do to prevent and treat vaginal acne/boils?

See you have: Abscesses listed under conditions. If you have multiple abscesses - this is not a job for home remedies. This warrants medical evaluation and a specific treatment plan based on findings. ...Read more

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Chapped lips are getting really bad lately. Does this have anything to do with my acne?

Chapped lips are getting really bad lately. Does this have anything to do with my acne?

No connection: If you use any acne treatment such as salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide wash that is coming in contact with your lips, then that might be a reason for your problem. ...Read more

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I am always getting acne on the bottom of my chin under my lips what can be causing this and how do I treat it.

I am always getting acne on the bottom of my chin under my lips what can be causing this and how do I treat it.

Acne: Acne can be treated effectively by a dermatologist. Both topical and systemic medications are used depending on the severity of your condition. Acne can leave scarring so it is important to treat it. It is much more expensive to treat acne scarring for cosmetic improvement later than to prevent it from occurring with effective medical therapy. ...Read more

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How can you treat acne on lip border?

Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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Does saliva causes acne around your lips?

Does saliva causes acne around your lips?

Perioral Dermatitis: Perioral dermatitis is a chronic papulopustular and eczematous facial dermatitis. It mostly occurs in women and children. The clinical and histologic features of the perioral dermatitis lesions resemble those of rosacea. Patients require systemic and/or topical treatment such as oral antibiotics, an evaluation of the underlying factors, and reassurance. Lip licking can also cause this condition. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne on my lips?

How can I get rid of acne on my lips?

Is it acne?: Is the "acne" entirely on the lip (s)
or just at the junction of the pigmented portion of lips and facial skin? How long have you had it? What have you tried before? Have you changed your diet recently? Any acne elsewhere on your face?
Have you seen your pcp/ or dermatologist?
Good luck! ...Read more

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How to know if I have herpes or vaginal acne?

Get seen: If you have any reason to think you have a herpes outbreak, this is something your personal physician must know to manage any future pregnancies safely. Make a phone call now. ...Read more

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Should vaginal acne be popped? What can be used to make it less irritated and painful if not popped? Does shaving help?

Should vaginal acne be popped? What can be used to make it less irritated and painful if not popped? Does shaving help?

Get tested: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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How to cover up/get rid of all this acne around lips?

Topical Rx: A salicylic acid wash is likely to be sufficient, but keep using it after you're clear. Ask a cosmetician how to cover the lesions. ...Read more

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Dermatologist or ob gyn for vaginal acne?

Either is fine: Dermatologists and OB/ Gyn can handle vulvar acne problems. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more