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What Causes Boils In Vaginal Area
Often bacteria: The groin is a common place to get boils or "pimple like" lesions. Naturally occuring bacteria like staph is on our skin, and sometimes shaving, or small infected hair follicles can get inflamed and irritated causing boils, absceses, or pimple like lesions. You should see a dr. And get an exam and proper treatment, good luck. ...Read more
Wrong place: Staph are normal skin flora. If there's skin trauma (scratch, ingrown hair, obstructed gland) the bacteria finds a nice warm spot w/lots of free food ; they can set up shop ; grow. Staph release toxins that allow them to break down skin ; make deeper homes ; more bacteria food. The process continues until the immune system kicks in, wound is opened/drained (o2 is toxic to staph), +/- antibiotics. ...Read more
STDs: Without seeing this cannot possibly diagnose. There are skin eruptions associated with several stds and would need far more info to try and answer your question in further detail. My suggestion is that if you feel you were exposed to an std go and see a doctor, be examined and tested thoroughly. Good luck. ...Read more
Poss. hidradenitis: You should see your doctor for an evaluation when you have an outbreak, but boils or abscesses can occur in any sweat or oil gland on the body. The area around the vaginal opening has many of these glands, and anyone can develop an inflamed follicle occasionally. Severe, large, or recurrent boils can be found in a skin condition known as hidradenitis suppurativa. ...Read more
Herpes: Typical herpes presentation is blister like painful rash in the vaginal area. If that's the case, you need to be seen by a doc to confirm this suspicion and have treatment prescribed. Other than herpes, you may have foliculitis (hair follicle inflammation), which is fairly common as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Lots of things: There are natural bumps that occur in the labia, or lips, that surround the vagina and the vagina itself can often be lumpy. These lumps are usually skin coloured or pink and soft and due to glands under the skin and generally cause no problems. If you have any funny coloured lumps (darker than your skin or white), hard lumps or painful lumps then you should see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yeast infection: This is one of the most common conditions doing this, but without actually examining you it is impossible to tell what you have. See a doctor. ...Read more
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