Vaginal Pimples, Acne and Bumps
Causes, Prevention and Tested Remedies

For a lot of women vaginal pimples and acne bumps are common conditions that occur in the external vaginal anatomy

These flare ups of genital pimples, acne and bumps can be on the butt cheeks, inner thighs and at the bottom of the vagina opening (labia).

Just like pimples on the face, back or shoulders, they can be in the form of blackheads, whiteheads or pimples and acne filled with pus. As the vaginal area is very sensitive and tender, genital pimples and acne bumps are extremely painful and can be very uncomfortable when sitting down.

My frequent outbreaks of pimples, acne and bumps at the opening of the vagina (vulva) have led me on a quest to its causes, prevention and treatment, notably home remedies.

From my research and experience most vagina pimples, acne and bumps are not dangerous or contagious. If you are on a mutually monogamous relationship they are seldom STD related.

My outbreaks of genital pimples and bumps usually heal within 4-6 days. But if you have flare ups that last more than 10 days and they get progressively worse, I advise that you see a doctor to rule out that they are not genital warts

Causes of Vaginal Pimples and Bumps

Just like facial pimples or pimples that occur on any part of the body, vaginal pimples and bumps are caused by:-

  • Ingrown hair. Frequent shaving is the main cause of ingrown hair around the vagina. Hair pores might be injured during shaving. During healing the pore shuts, enclosing hair follicles. If this is a recurring problem, consider waxing instead.
  • Excessive production of sebum in the apocrine glands. Facial sebum is produced by the sebaceous glands whereas the apocrine glands are involved in the secretion of sebum in the groin region.
  • Hormonal cycles. Some women have outbreaks just before their periods.
  • Build up of bacteria in the pores due to excessive sweating in the vagina.
  • Bath soap or harsh laundry detergents causing irritation and rashes in the delicate vaginal region.
  • Tight clothing and underwear leading to abrasion and scuffing of the sensitive genital skin. As a result, a rash develops leading to vaginal acne.

Preventing Pimples In The Vagina

Manjakani Kacip Fatimah Feminine Wash

herbal feminine wash to treat vaginal pimples

To prevent vagina pimples and bumps it is essential to practice good vaginal hygiene.

Wear cotton panties and wash the infected area with a mild feminine wash twice a day. The Manjakani Wash (as shown) helps to clear up my genital outbreaks within a few days.

Bacteria thrive in a damp and warm environment. If you are prone to vaginal sweating, it is essential to keep the genital area clean, dry and airy. Loose clothing encourages air circulation, thus keeping the groin area cool.

Home Remedies for Treating Vagina Pimples

Over the counter topical acne treatments might be too harsh for the sensitive vaginal area. Apart from cleansing with my other favorite herbal wash, I hasten the healing with:-

  1. Tea tree oil.  Cover the infected area for 30 minutes with a cotton pad which has been soaked in a mild tea tree oil solution. To make tea tree oil solution, add one to drops of tea tree oil to  Â˝ cup of water.
  2. Sitz bath. Fill a tub to a depth of 3 to 4inches with water. Add in 1/2 to 1 cup of Epsom salt. This treatment soothes, cleanse and help to dry up vaginal pimples and acne. After soaking in this sitz bath for 20 minutes, rinse and pat dry the intimate area.

By being vigilant in my vaginal helath and following the above herbal treatments, I managed to lengthen the interval between each vaginal pimples outbreak. Usually the inflammation and pain subside within a week.

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