9:26 am - 01/15/2010

Pimple?

Has anyone ever had a hugeeee pimple on the outer lip near the vagina?

I'm most certain that it IS a pimple or ingrown hair. Right now it's big and hurts like a white head when you press on it, but there's no head on it yet. It's sort of a large blind pimple. It's by itself, nothing else around it and resembles other pimples/ingrown hairs I've had down there... the thing is, I've never had one this close to my lady bits. In the past, they've been on my bikini line.

I also, currently have a yeast infection, which I am told can cause a sore/blister. Even if this is true, I am fairly certain this is a pimple. I left a message with my doctor's office, but I'd like to avoid going if possible.

If this is sounds like a zit you've had... is there anything I can put on it without creating a further problem, to possibly shrink it before it becomes a big ol white head? It's uncomfortable because my underwear/clothing keep brushing it. Thanks!
punkelf 15th-Jan-2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
I am quite prone to ingrown hairs in that area. It sucks. I don't really know what to do about it though...nothing except pop it when you are able to relieve pressure I guess.

All I know is that the doc recommended that I avoid shaving the area (pretty much ever) because shaving can create more ingrown hairs. Unfortunately, I get plenty w/o shaving :(
daysees 15th-Jan-2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
Before I get my period I usually break out in HUGE, Painful zits in strange places on my body. I had a really large painful pimple on the outer part near my vagina. It was so painful it hurt to sit down. (Actually, yours sounds like it might be in the same spot...) When I first felt it was I terrified because I had no idea what it was, until I inspected it.

The best thing to do it to make sure you keep yourself clean, clean undies, etc. You can't really put anything on it without the risk of irritating your skin because it's such a sensitive area. Hot soap and water is your best bet. It will go away in about a week but it's annoying. :(
fawned 15th-Jan-2010 03:01 pm (UTC)
Whenever I get an ingrown hair or zit on my vulva, I put one of those little circular bandaids on it. It helps to keep it from chafing, so it doesn't hurt every time I move while it's healing up. You could try that!
theearthling 15th-Jan-2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
I had one there. Pretty sure it wasn't an ingrown hair because I don't shave or wax. It was more like a boil, which I get once in a blue moon but usually on my thighs.

It was pretty painful but it went away after a few days :)
ticklemepiink 15th-Jan-2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
Went to the doc! It's a sebaceous cyst! Thanks so much for all of your opinions though. I am praying it goes away soon...since she prodded at it it's super sore now. :(
kkatie 15th-Jan-2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah I had one of those last spring and got really nervous.
I found that putting a hot washcloth (steaming water in the sink, wring it out, place it on) on it was the best treatment. I did it a few times the first 2 days and then it went away quickly.
Good luck and feel better!!
daysees 15th-Jan-2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
Oh! I hope it goes away soon and you feel better. ;-;
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