11:13 pm - 06/02/2012

Odd labia bumps

My labia are attempting to mutate.

I'm used to getting labial acne and stuff like that - Usually, I just let it do it's thing for a while and at some point, it'll pop (I help sometimes) and it goes away. 

Hooray.

Currently, I have what, I assumed, was an ingrown hair.  It's gone way beyond that now - it hurts like HELL, feels like about the size of a pea underneath it and the skin around the bump is swollen.  On top of that, the inguinal glands on that side are swollen and painful.  I know that injuries/cuts/scrapes/etc in an area often inflame the lymphnodes closest to it, so I'm not overly concerned - I'm just concerned that it's been almost 2 weeks since this thing popped up and it doesn't seem like it wants to leave. 

Anyone familiar with these sorts of things?  I've tried hot compresses, squeezing it (sometimes some white goo comes out), antibiotic ointment, etc... Dr. Google, of course, tells me it's likely that I'll die from some horrible disease.

If it's not better by Weds, I'm going to PP to see if they can do something for me since I don't have health insurance.  :/

jaguarx13 3rd-Jun-2012 07:41 am (UTC)
I've had good luck with using one drop of pure Tea Tree oil on persistant lumpy bumps like this, as it's a strong antiseptic. Adding a drop of pure Lavender oil can also help with the pain, and both can be used in a hot compress. You could also try a systemic antiviral herb such as Echinacea to support your immune system as it deals with this. But, if it will settle your mind, a PP visit could certainly help.

*hugs* These things can be so painful. I hope you feel better soon.
ulisesgirl 3rd-Jun-2012 04:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you -
I'll pick up some tea tree oil ASAP. :)
luinecu 4th-Jun-2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
Sounds like it may be infected, in which case a trip to the doctor and some antibiotics may well be your best bet :( Use your best judgement!
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