August 26, 2019

Interesting Facts About Boils On The Pubic Area

Having boils on your pubic area can be an alarming symptom. It becomes a thing of concern to the victim, in such away that the person becomes very uncomfortable with it.

This has made health care provider to devise a method of relieving some of the symptoms that goes along with it, such as pain, fever etc.

To begin, a boil is basically a large infection of the hair follicle. A hair follicle is the opening in the skin where hair grows through.

Also a boil can be said to be a localized infection in the skin, it often starts when an area of the skin becomes reddenedand  tender. As time goes on the area becomes firm, hard, and could also increase in tenderness .

If bacteria enter a hair follicle, it can lead to an infection, and ultimately, boils. In some cases, this symptom might be caused by furuncles or skin abscesses.

Some of the common causes as well as potential treatment options.

Staphylococcus Aureus – The Bacteria That Causes Boils on Pubic Area:

The official name for the bacterium that causes this annoying symptom is staphylococcus aureus. As the body tries to fight off the infection, it sends millions of white blood cells to the follicle that’s been infected.

This causes a buildup of pus, fluid, and dead tissue. All of this gets collected within the follicle, eventually forming a boil.

The hallmark of this symptom is that the surrounding tissue will become painful and inflamed.

The staphylococcus aureus bacteria is what causes boils to occur in the vaginal area.

Poor Hygiene, Weakened Immune Systems are also risk factors.

As you can imagine, there are several other reasons for why you’re experiencing boils on your pubic area.

👉 Poor Hygiene: By not taking care of your body, you make it easier for bacteria to thrive on the surface of your skin. Additionally, weakened immune systems can make you susceptible to boils.

1. Do you have HIV?

2. Have you been drinking excessive alcohol?

3. Are you sleep deprived?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these, they could be the cause.

As the boil develops, it induces swelling and creates a reddened lump that’s quite painful.

It is advisable when you notice boil in your pubic area try and see a health care provider when you notice any serious abnormal changes.

Boils have been known to lead to serious complications. One example is septicemia.

Poor hygiene and/or a weakens immune system can make you more susceptible to boils.

Making a Diagnosis

Determining the root cause of your boils on your pubic area isn’t always easy.

Your doctor/Nurse will start by

👉 Going through your medical history

👉 And doing a physical examination.

👉 A popular test is the culture and sensitivity (C and S) test: With this test, the doctor will take a sample from the boil and send it to a laboratory where a team of specialists will determine the bacteria responsible for your symptoms.

Once the doctor identifies the bacteria responsible, they can prescribe you the proper antibiotics.

Once on antibiotics, you should begin to see your symptoms clear up within a few days to a week. Recovery time depends on your age and current health status.

With the help of antibiotics, your symptoms should begin to go away within a few days to a week.

👉 Taking a Complete Blood Count: As we mentioned, septicemia is a potential complication to this symptom. If a boil has led to a complication, then your doctor will give you a CBC (complete blood count).

A CBC is a special type of blood test that measures various components of your blood to help a doctor make a diagnosis.

This includes white blood cells. This is because different white blood cells cause inflammation in a slightly different way.

A complete blood count (CBC) will help doctors determine what might be causing your boils.

Vaginal Boils – What Causes Them?

If you’re a woman with boils on your pubic area, there’s no doubt that it can be uncomfortable living day to day.

After all, this is such a sensitive area. Keep in mind that vaginal boils aren’t that uncommon. A lot of women suffer from them.

One common cause is ingrown hairs. If you’re a woman who shaves your pubic area, then it’s possible that an ingrown hair has led to the development of boils.

If this is the cause, and your boils are chronic, then you may want to consider not shaving your pubic area.

Most of the time, this symptom is caused by having. Specifically, shaving against the hair follicles rather than with.

How to Prevent Vaginal Boils

As you know, ingrown hairs are a common culprit behind vaginal boils. So if you can avoid getting ingrown hairs, your symptoms should begin to go away.

If you’re going to shave your pubic area, then do it in the bath or shower when your hair is wet. Then use a sharp razor and cut your hair in the direction of the hair follicles.
If you cut against the hair growth, then you’re at a higher risk of developing boils.

 An effective way to reduce vaginal boils is to cut in the direction of your hair follicles.

How to Treat a Vaginal Boil

Unfortunately, there’s not a lot you can do to make a boil go away once it’s happened. However, there are ways to alleviate your symptoms.

If your boils on your pubic area are becoming painful, apply warm compression to the affected area.

This will help speed up the healing process. We understand that you can’t place warm compression inside your vagina, so this technique will only work on boils located in the surrounding area.

If you have one inside your vagina, then try soaking in a warm bath. This might provide you with some temporary relief.
Under no circumstance should you ever try to lance, pop, or squeeze your boil.

Not only does this not work, but it can actually make you prone to a more serious infection. Also, trying to do this will spread the infection even further.

If you leave your boil alone, it will more than likely go away within a week or two without you having to do anything. If you’re having intense pain, then any OTC pain medication may be able to help you get by.

Don’t Be Embarrassed – See a Doctor/Nurse

Believe it or not, having boils on pubic area is a very common symptom that affects woman all over the world.

Don’t feel ashamed or embarrassed to see a doctor. That’s their job and they see it more often than you think.

The doctor/Nurse will most likely just tell you to take better care of your body and use better hygiene.

 Vaginal boils are very common so don’t be embarrassed about seeing a doctor about them.

 Getting a Boil Lanced (Cut)

If antibiotics don’t work and the boil isn’t going away, you might need to get it lanced. Don’t worry- it’s not painful since you’re given local anesthetic.

However, keep in mind that the lanced area might be sensitive for the next week or so.

Usually this is a last-ditch approach when all other treatment options aren’t working.

If the boils don’t go away on their own, your doctor may opt to get them laced (cut).

Remember Health Is Wealth 

Written by: Isikadi Precious RN. 

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