A rash on the genital lips is usually caused by infectious diseases. But the most common cause is an allergic reaction to synthetic fibers, cosmetics or latex.
Sometimes rashes appear on the intimate organs of women after depilation. These pimples on the genital lips itch, which may be due to skin irritation. Only specialists - gynecologists can accurately diagnose the problem. Ignoring these symptoms should not be a neglected infection or allergy can lead to serious complications.
Rash as a symptom of the disease
In the general list of diseases that cause a rash in the genital area, the leading role belongs to sexually transmitted diseases. It is a rash, often the only symptom of such diseases.
The most common reason is the appearance of so-called "urticaria" - itchy pimples on the labia majora, and pimples on the inner labia, having the appearance of red small bubbles. Together with your doctor, you must determine what you are allergic to. It can be a reaction of gentle intimate tissues to many things: from shower gel to underwear made of synthetic fabrics, as well as a reaction to irritation from epilation or shaving the hair. Allergic reaction to the genital lips may appear after sex. Often this effect is a reaction to the latex from which the condoms are made, or to the lubrication or spermicides of the drugs. Some women have an itchy rash - a reaction to a partner’s sweat or sperm.
Allergic rash is not only manifested by red pimples on the labia and white vesicles. Very often, this type of change is accompanied by redness, itching and swelling of the labia. An allergic reaction and the appearance of a white pimple on the labia can be caused by:
- washing powder;
- sanitary napkins;
- toilet articles;
- synthetic underwear;
- gaskets with flavors;
- hygiene products.
In difficult cases, it is necessary to use antihistamines.
People prone to allergies should wear underwear made from natural fibers. Take care of intimate hygiene, use preparations containing lactic acid and other soothing substances. It is not recommended to sit in the bathroom for a long time, or use someone else's towel.
For washing personal items use gentle and gentle powders for allergies and babies. When rinsing laundry, make sure that all detergent residues are removed.
Rash on the genital lips: herpes
Acne on the genital lips can be one of the symptoms of genital herpes. The precursor to the appearance in women of this disease is initially a feeling of slight tingling and itching around the pubic area. The next stage is the appearance of pimples filled with fluid on the labia minorama, acquiring the form of painful sores after opening. Such a rash can be not only on the genital lips, but also at the entrance to the vagina, on the clitoris and hips. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 2.
Herpes treatment is carried out with the use of antiviral preparations for external use, and is administered orally. Genital herpes occurs in approximately 16% of women, but up to 80% are carriers, doctors say. If you or your partner has symptoms that indicate a herpes condition, consult a doctor immediately.
The virus enters the body of a woman through minor damage to the skin or mucous membrane (vagina, urethra, cervix or anus) during vaginal, oral or anal sex. Then the virus spreads to the epithelium and causes skin cell damage and inflammation.
During the initial infection, the virus reaches the nerve nodes and remains inactive. Resumes its activity during a recurrent infection with the onset of clinical symptoms or asymptomatic effusion.
Symptoms usually appear 2–10 days after sexual contact in the form of unilateral or bilateral genital (anal) lesions in the form of bubbles filled with a clear fluid surrounded by erythema (redness) of the skin. These bubbles burst, turn into ulcers, eventually heal, leaving no scars. Primary infection lasts for 2-4 weeks. At this time, there may be such common symptoms:
- swollen lymph nodes;
- muscle pain;
Before the onset of skin lesions, a warning about the disease occurs
- tingling in the place where the virus penetrated for the first time.
In addition, you may experience pain in the sacrum, buttocks, thighs, or knees. Secondary infections usually pass more gently than the primary infection and, as a rule, last less, and skin lesions heal within 3-7 days.
It should be noted that treatment should be continued even after the cessation of symptoms of the disease, in order to minimize the risk of recurrence. Herpes is most contagious when visible symptoms appear.
Treatment of HSV
There are no effective therapies that lead to a cure. Both for primary and recurrent HSV infection in women, acyclovir is used, an antiviral drug to inhibit the reproduction of the virus, which reduces the duration and severity of clinical symptoms.
Acyclovir is administered orally to women with a primary infection, at a dose of 400 mg three times a day for 7–10 days, and in the case of recurring infections, 400 mg twice a day for 5 days. Treatment should be initiated on day 1 of clinical signs or symptoms of the disease.
Intravenous therapy is used in the hospital in severe cases of infection with HSV. Acyclovir is a safe drug and can be used during pregnancy.
Rash of genital warts
If the rash looks like pink or flesh-colored growths on the genitals, then these are genital warts. The occurrence of genital infections associated with papilomovirus. Genital warts are becoming more and more common in men and women. Based on the latest available data, more than 50% of the adult population of the planet is infected with this virus.
How to treat them?
Effective methods of treatment of infection papilomovirus has not yet been identified. Removal of warts occurs in beauty salons. But before you decide on the procedure, consult with your doctor - gynecologist and consult a dermatologist.
False rash on the genital lips (subcutaneous acne)
Often the so-called pimples are natural formations (for example, visible sebaceous glands) in quite healthy women. False rash occurs when the skin is very elastic, thin and tender.
False Rash Treatment
The treatment consists of consulting with a doctor and performing a number of procedures:
- Hygiene warm or cool water with baby soap.
- Thorough disinfectant treatment of the place of release of pus from the sebaceous gland.
The slightest change in the structure and purity of the genital organs of a woman is a reason to visit a doctor, a dermatologist or a gynecologist. These unpleasant changes can play a huge role in maintaining your health.