Question: I have small boil like wounds on the surface of vagina and it definitely is not an STD because I’m only 16. They come and go yet they have nothing inside like water or blood and can be painful if pressed hard. What might this be?
A boil is a collection of fluid or pus, that develops, when a sweat gland or an oil gland or a hair follicle gets infected.
Boils occur quite frequently in the vestibule (area around the vagina).
Causes of Vaginal Boils:
- Poor cleanliness measures
- Excessive sweating in the groin
- Poor hygiene, especially during menses
- Frequent urinary tract infection
- Soap that remains behind and is not washed off properly.
- Undergarments that are not washed properly
- Reduced water intake
- Decreased immunity due to a faulty diet.
Treatment for Boils on Vagina:
- Maintain utmost cleanliness and hygiene. While bathing splash lots of water around the vestibule, wear clean, washed panties, and take extra precautions during periods.
- Check urinary tract infection. It may manifest as mild itching or burning during urination. Do not neglect it. Drink plenty of water. A minimum of 3 liters is recommended on a daily basis.
- Apply hot water to the boil every 3 hours. This hastens the suppuration process and causes the boil to erupt.
- Avoid touching or picking the boil.
- Keep the area dry.
- Use protection during intercourse.
- Consume 2 flakes of raw garlic everyday. The enzymes present in garlic detoxify the entire body and aid in quick and complete healing.
- Hepar sulph is a widely used homoeopathic remedy which promotes suppuration and painless discharge of the contents of the boil. It is especially indicated when there are splinter-like pains.
- Boost your immunity by eating foods that are rich in vitamin C and bioflavanoids.