Can vaginal pimples and genital herpes be treated at home without having to see a doctor? Yes, and sort of half yes to the genital herpes question. Herpes can be treated at home as long as the medication comes prescribed by a doctor. Vaginal boils and pimples are acne types, and like any other acne such as facial spots and blackheads you will tend to them the same whilst keeping to the golden rule that you don’t squeeze or pop them.
Treating pimples on the vagina is much similar to how you treat face pimples, but if complications occur like infection setting in, treatment may change. Badly infected acne will need antibiotics to clear any infection.
When someone asks a question that includes 2 concerns, such like, is it vaginal pimples or genital herpes, it means a woman has spotted or felt something on her vagina but isn’t sure what it is, or how to treat it. This is why it is important that anything strange found in the genital area is clarified by a GP. A doctor can tell you what you’re dealing with and prescribe proper medicine. It is not safe to act on speculation if it involves medication because even the best of treatments are never effective on conditions they were not created for. It is like taking aspirin to cure VD. Talking of venereal disease, is it something you suspect and you’re reason for not wanting to see a doctor. If those assumed genital pimples turn out to be genital warts, I am afraid antiseptic cream alone won’t get rid of them. Be safe and seek medical advice.
Genital herpes is a viral infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) and is passed on through close contact with the mucous-covered linings inside the mouth, vagina and 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. 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 a tingling sensation, redness, followed by a blister. Small fluid-filled blisters usually found on the vulva and vaginal entrance are called vesicles. If the vesicles rupture, painful ulcers can happen. Pain during urination, infection, or inflammation of the urethra are other possible symptoms.
There is no known cure for herpes but not to panic because treatments these days do effectively control genital herpes symptoms. Oral medicines include, Acyclovir (Zovirax), Valacyclovir (Valtrex), Famciclovir(Famvir).
Pain relief remedies
Take a warm bath. Carefully pat the area dry. If skin is sore to touch don’t force yourself to dab it, instead use a hair dryer, not on full blast but on a setting you are comfortable with.
Wear loose cotton garments to prevent chafing
Keep skin dry using cornstarch
Ease discomfort using a cool compress or ice pack
Pain and fever can be treated with Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Acetaminophen,Tylenol or Advil-Motrin.
Pimples are normally the outcome of an infected sebaceous gland or ingrown hair. They are a regular problem for teenagers especially around the time of puberty but anyone can suffer them.
If you are certain it is not herpes and it is genital pimples, a doctor need not be involved, that is, if something like depression is not present. Some people with bad acne are known to get depressed, hitting an all time low which force them to shy away from the problem and the public. It is at this point when a doctor needs to intervene.
Although it is 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 them 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 rid a pimple. Of course if there’s more to it like a cluster of open pimples draining pus, antiseptic cream is then required to prevent infection.
The most effective approach for bettering your health is to let a doctor in on it.