1. Why do I keep getting boils on my private area?
Boils on private parts can be caused by several factors, such as wearing tight clothing, maintaining poor genital hygiene, bacterial/ fungal infections, or by sexually transmitted infections. (STIs) If you experience severe, recurrent boils in vaginal area, consult a gynecologist to receive a suitable vaginal boils treatment program.
2. Can a vaginal boil heal without draining?
Generally, boils on vaginal lip go away on their own within 1-2 weeks, if they are not caused by a severe underlying condition. You can speed up the recovery process by maintaining good genital hygiene, wearing loose clothes, and applying a warm compress.
However, if you have severe/ recurrent vaginal boils that do not go away on its own, it may need to be drained to prevent further infection.
3. How do I prevent boils in vaginal area?
The following tips can help reduce the risk of recurring boils:
- Gently exfoliate pubic area: Exfoliating your genital area can remove dead skin cells; thus, preventing the risk of developing an ingrown hair. You can exfoliate by using a gentle scrub, or loofah.
- Change your razor frequently: If you shave your pubic area, change the blades every 3-4 weeks.
- Shave while showering: When you shave while showering/ bathing, you reduce friction against the sensitive genital area. Excessive friction can cause vaginal boils to form.
- Maintain good genital hygiene: You can reduce the risk of getting vaginal boils by keeping your pubic area dry and clean; changing your undergarments regularly; and by wearing loose, comfortable clothes.
4. How do I book an appointment with a gynecologist online?
To schedule an instant medical appointment, download the MFine app, search for a gynecologist online, and enter your contact details. After doing so, you can consult with top gynecologists online from the comfort of your home. You can discuss your health concerns comfortably as MFine takes your privacy very seriously. With a safe and secure platform, we ensure that the discussions between you and your doctor strictly remain confidential.