How Do I Get Rid Of Painful, Pimple-Like Bumps Down There?

If you have painful, pimple-like bumps down there, how are you supposed to get rid of them?

ChickRX expert Evelyn Resh, Certified Sexuality Counselor and Nurse Midwife, says: 

These pimple-like bumps that you’re referring to are exactly that – pimples. I see them in women’s vulvas frequently. Some women are more prone to them than others. Sometimes, they are cyclic and may occur right before your period. Rest assured, they’re completely normal.

How are you supposed to get rid of them? I recommend soaking in a slightly hot bath with your legs apart so that the hot water can be directly against the skin. Stay in there for about 15 minutes a couple of times each day when the pimples are there. If you don’t have a bathtub, you can use a very warm compress, like a wash cloth, soaked in water.

If the pimples are easy to pop, then fine, go ahead. But don’t force them until they come to a head and easily open with just flight pressure. If they enlarge or are really painful, head in to see a practitioner, as you may need an antibiotic. If they’re staying essentially the same size and come and go with this management, then don’t worry about them. They are a nuisance, but don’t generally require medical management.

Always  make sure to wash your hands well whenever touching these pimples to avoid secondary infection.

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  • Stephanie

    I have skin colored bumps on the lips of my vagina (im brown). I got tested for stds and they didnt come back positive. How do i make them go away, they dont itch, burn, or leak puss. Just a confidence boost if they would go away

  • Vakellviya

    This my 1st time having this &its on the left side of my lips what should I do!!

  • Jessica Colbourne

    To help. With the itch ladies buy cornstarch or baby powder and use a little it helps a lot with the itch. I’m pretty sure the reason it happened for me is it happened well shaving. I’m pretty sure it was an ingrown hair I cut and this happened. I haven’t been able to go to the doctor sadly but then I do I’ll inform everyone how it went. I have one and it kills then it’s touched. I’m pretty sure I’m gonna need antibiotics after they pop it for it. And definitely need to get numbed. Or its gonna kill.

  • Cristal

    So I have two but they aren’t exactly near my lips its at the very top and I think it might be from shaving? I don’t know what to do because I’m really embarrassed, I’m a teen by the way. I haven’t had sex! I’m still a virgin but I hate that they’re there because they burn and itch but are sorta small. Any advice? Cream? Anything?

  • gabriell normandin

    I have a huge pimple on my inner lips and i have been trying warm compress and baking soda bath and pendent cream but it hurts so bad !!! and i tried popping

    it it made it so much worst

  • lopez

    After my period I got a rash & now I have a bump I’m so embarrassed & I want to get ride of it but I honestly don’t know how?

  • Madeline

    I get them all over the place down there, including where my underwear line is and inward. My dad gets pimples fort of like it on his back, and it goes back generations. I’m the only one known to get them “down there” and it’s very alarming to them. My parents think I am sexually active when I’m not and I DO NOT have any STD’s like they say. What do I do??

  • chico

    i have a bump/pimple/blister on my vagina (labia minora) this normal or should i visit a doctor?

  • jency

    Pimples appear just before the peroids. Can l know the reason about it.

  • ahhhh

    Mine came out of the blue I don’t shave (mostly from fear) and I’m not sexually active…I noticed it bc I’m a wild sleeper……how do they appear is it like normal pimples….do they stay long….was it bad to shave around it and try to pop it???,

  • k wat.

    But does no one notice the poorly photoshopped picture for he article? The girls hand is bent in an abnormal way and the thighs were poorly ‘retouched’ like if you’re gonna ruin society, at least do it right.

  • Brittany

    What dose it mean if u get them when u shave?

  • I have like 4 bumps/pimples on my right vaginal flap and they don’t hurt or anything, they are just really annoying. Trying to pop them hurts too much and I’m too young to be sexually active. It might be an ingrown hair? I have no idea what to do

  • monica

    On my right vaginal lip I have a medium sized bump that extremely hurts when I walk or lift my leg up today it started to produce this white pus that came out of it what do I do…..I need answers plz help me!!!!

    • gabriell normandin

      I have the same thing it hurts so bad I’ve tried everything I’m going roller skater this weekend help !!!!