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I am 20 years old and recently moved into a dormitory. I share a bathroom with three other girls. Recently I keep getting painful bumps on my vagina lips & near my anus. I'm a virgin so it can't be an STD/STI. I've tried using antibacterial soap but it doesn't help. - Asked by M C on 30-Oct-2014 12:56:55

Answer Count: 3    Disorder Type: Infectious disorders
  • Answered by Dr. on 30-Oct-2014 13:15:33


    Probably you have some skin infection. Take antibiotic oral either erythromycin or azithromycin. Improve hygeine by taking hot baths twice daily and wear clean garments.

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    Answered by Dr. Suneel Vallabhaneni on 31-Oct-2014 04:40:11

    Hi, what you might having is folliculitis due to bacterial infection called MRSA, which is more common in the setting which you described in the developed countries. It needs oral antibiotics like doxycycline or bactrim if it is extensive area of involvement or if the lesions are big and draining pus. Topical mupirocin should be enough to treat smaller, less extensive lesions. Either way you need to see your doctor for him to have a look at them. It could be other lesion due to other bacteria too.
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Replied by M C on 31-Oct-2014 13:41:32

Thank you so much. Is it possible for this problem to go away on its own ?

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    Answered by Dr. Suneel Vallabhaneni on 31-Oct-2014 15:44:09

    It depends on the size of these lesions. If they are small, some times they resolve on their own. You can try over the counter bacitracin (mupirocin) to help the healing. It is better to have it checked by your doctor as you are saying that they are multiple number. They can turn into abscesses and lead to systemic (infection spreading to the blood) infection.
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Replied by M C on 31-Oct-2014 20:37:07

Thank you very much Dr. Vallabhaneni. Who knew this app could actually be helpful!
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