Sumary of What those bumps on your vagina could mean – and how to get rid of them:
- But folliculitis, ingrown hairs, and molluscum contagiosum can also result in pimple-like bumps.
- If you think you have a pimple on your vagina, it could be something innocuous, like an ingrown hair, or something more serious, like a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
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- Kimble says you should avoid common topical acne treatments like benzoyl peroxide, which are too harsh for this sensitive area.
- 2. Ingrown hairs Ingrown hairs happen when a hair grows back into the skin.
- If you shave or wax your pubic hair, this may put you at a higher risk for ingrown hairs, says Kimble.
- How to treat it: Kimble says you should avoid further hair removal techniques until the area is fully healed.
- 3. Folliculitis Folliculitis is when an ingrown hair becomes trapped and inflamed, says Peace Nwegbo-Banks MD, FACOG, board-certified OB/GYN at Serenity Women’s Health and Med Spa.