By now, we all women know that pimples do not discriminate. They don’t care how old you are or what month it is – they will just popup anywhere they want, at the most unexpected and inconvenient time to ruin your life. However, someone once told me that you can’t get zits on the pads of your feet and your palms, other than that your entire body is open for acne. If you thought that buttne and bacne were worse, let’s talk about something worse than that – zits on your VAGINA! A common concern for most women of any age group is bumps and zits on the vulva. Before you freak out, know that there can be different causes of these pimples on your private part, some normal and some potentially dangerous. Here is what you need to know:
What causes the zits on your vagina?
- During early adult life, an excessive production of sweat and oil in the woman’s genital area can lead to clogged pores that give rise to pimples.
- Tight underwear made up of non-absorbent cloth can trap moisture in the vaginal area and make grounds for acne formation.
- Bacterial infection is usually the main cause of these pimples on your vagina. A sweaty and moist area is favourable for the bacteria to grow and infect the hair follicles. The hair follicles then become clogged with excessive bacteria, pus and white blood cells that can lead to plaque.
- Poor genital hygiene/ poor genial cleaning habits can also lead to zits on your vagina.
- Infections like STDS and herpes also show signs of pimples in the pubic region, however, they can be identified by their accompanied symptoms and signs.
Types of Zits on Your Vagina
Cysts are the most common form of vaginal zits that develop as bumps in the pubic region due to blocked glands under the skin. If the cysts increase in size with time and cause intense discomfort, they can be medically treated and drained out by a health expert.
Remember: Never try to squeeze the cyst yourself without any medical supervision.
- Clogged Sweat Glands
Clogged sweat glands can also lead to pimples on your vaginal lips. Hidradenitis suppurativa refers to a painful condition caused by clogged sweat glands and can leave behind scars after treatment.
- Blocked hair Follicles
Blocked hair follicles can lead to small bumps anywhere on your body and is mostly common in the genital region of many women. They are usually the cause of infections and require to be treated with the help of antibiotics or draining if needed.
- Genital Warts
Genital warts that can appear as zits on your vagina are the cause of the Human Papilloma virus subtypes six and eleven.
- Molluscum Contagious
A painless pimple that forms on its own on your vaginal lips usually regresses on its own with time. However, it can be highly contagious.
- Skin Tags
Skin tags are forms of outgrowths of your skin that can occur in pubic region due to constant rubbing of two body parts or tight clothing.
Remember: It is important to get these skin tags checked by a doctor to be on the safe side for infections or cancerous growth.
How to Get Rid Of Zits on Your Vagina?
- Wash your pubic region twice every day with antibacterial soaps or feminine wash to kill any germs or bacteria.
- Never squeeze or try to prick the pimples on your vagina to prevent them from spreading, simply leave it alone.
- Wear breathable cotton panties that are extra absorbent.
- Eat lots of fruits and drink lots of water.
- Eating fresh yoghurt is great for your vaginal health as it can help maintain an ideal pH for your genital area.
- Stay active and exercise to allow your skin to breathe and keep your blood flowing efficiently. However, don’t forget to take a bath after exercising and thoroughly clean your pubic region.
Remember prevention and cleanliness is the key! Have A Happy Vagina!