Can vaginal pimples and boils or genital herpes be treated at home without having to see a doctor? Yes, and sort of half yes to the genital herpes question, meaning, yes herpes can be treated at home but as long as the medication comes prescribed. Vagina boils and pimples are acne types, and like any other acne such as facial spots and blackheads, you’ll tend to them the same, whilst keeping to the rule that you don’t squeeze and neither pop them.
Although treating vaginal pimples/boils is much similar to treating those on the face, if complications occur treatment will change. Bad infected acne may need antibiotics to clear the infection.
Questions from women about vaginal pimples-vaginal boils and genital herpes are normally asked after she feels concerned after either spotting or has felt something on her vagina and isn’t sure what it is, or how to treat it. This is why it’s important after finding something strange that a GP determines what is wrong.
It is not safe to act on speculation of a condition if it includes self-medicating. Even some of the best treatments aren’t effective if used on something it wasn’t developed for. It is like taking Calpol to cure gonorrhoea. Talking of venereal disease, is this something you suspect and therefore the reason not wanting to see a doctor. If you have genital warts then over the counter creams won’t get rid of them. Play it safe and seek medical advice.
Genital herpes is a viral infection by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) that is passed on through close contact with the mucus-covered linings inside the mouth, vagina and surrounding skin of the genitals. The STD virus penetrates the linings or skin through microscopic tears. On entry, it heads for the nerve roots close to the spinal cord and settles there for life.
Symptoms: Once exposed there is an incubation period that lasts three days, but can last up to a week before a lesion appears. At this time there are no symptoms and the virus cannot be passed on. An outbreak normally starts within 14 days of initial infection. Anticipated symptoms include itching or tingling sensation, redness followed by a blister. Women’s herpes looks like small fluid-filled blisters (vesicles) on the vulva and vaginal entrance. Painful ulcers normally form when vesicles rupture. Pain when urinating, infection and inflammation of the urethra are other likely symptoms.
Treatments: There’s no known cure for herpes but not to panic because treatments these days do effectively control symptoms of genital herpes. Oral medicines include: Acyclovir (Zovirax) – Valacyclovir (Valtrex) – Famciclovir(Famvir).
Pain relief remedies:
Take a warm bath. Carefully pat the area dry. If the skin is sore to touch don’t force yourself to do dab at it, instead use a hairdryer not on full blast but on a setting you’re comfortable with.
Wear loose cotton garments to prevent chafing.
Keep skin dry using cornstarch.
To ease discomfort apply a cool compress or ice pack to sores.
Pain and fever you can treat with Ibuprofen, Aspirin, (Acetaminophen-Tylenol) or Advil-Motrin).
Pimples are normally the outcome of an infected sebaceous gland or ingrown hair. They’re a regular problem for teenagers especially around the time of puberty, but anyone can suffer them. If you’re certain you don’t have herpes and it is genital pimples then a doctor needn’t be involved, that is if something like depression isn’t present. Some people with bad acne are known to get depressed – hitting an all-time low forcing them to shy away from the problem and the public. It’s at this point when a doctor needs to intervene.
Although it’s easy to care for pimples on the vagina it can be awkward getting to them. A mirror is a handy object to help find vaginal lumps and bumps, but there is no guarantee it will reflect these if concealed behind pubic hair, so now you rely on the fingers to do the search.
It takes nothing more than soap and warm water to be rid of a pimple. Of course, if there’s more to it like a cluster of open pimples draining pus, then antiseptic cream is required to prevent infection. The most effective approach for bettering your health is to let a doctor in on it.
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