4 Reasons for Getting Pimples on the Labia or Vagina


If you have a pimple on your labia, you are not alone as many women suffer from this problem. But follow these tips for relief.


Skin dryness, spots, and wrinkles may not be as bothersome as developing acne, especially if it’s on your labia. Acne is one of the most common skin conditions, although many women experience acne in their vaginal area. Have you ever had pimples on your labia?

Well, if you do not know what causes pimples on the labia and how it can be treated, then we are here to help you. For those who do not know what a labia is, let us explain. These are the fleshy outer lips of the vulva.


Before we go any further, you should know that acne on the labia is different from genital herpes, so don’t confuse them with each other. Madhuri Burande Laha, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Motherhood Hospital, Kharadi helped Healthshots to understand the causes of Pimples on Labia.

Causes of Pimples on Vagina:

1. Folliculitis

acne around Vagina Infection of the hair follicles caused by bacteria can be seen. Shaving the pubic hair causes folliculitis. As the hair exits the follicle, it curls back into the skin, causing irritation and pimples.


2. Contact Dermatitis

It is caused by a rash when the skin comes into contact with an allergen or with an irritant such as a harsh chemical substance. So, bubble bath, soap, perfume, powder, sanitary pads, tampons, condoms, or lubricants can cause pimples, says Dr. Laha.

Causes of Pimple on Labia

3. Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection caused by the pox virus. As a result of this condition, it causes pimples on the genitals as well as other parts of the body. This condition can appear anywhere on your body. Remember, this condition spreads through contact with an infected person or contaminated object.


4. Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic condition in which lumps form in places such as the armpits or groin. It is also called acne inversa which leads to pimples in the vulvar region. If you have this condition, you may experience rashes, acne, lumps, ulcers, itching, sweating, and swelling.

How to treat a Pimples on Vagina?

1. Wear Loose Undergarments

Avoid wearing tight underwear. Use underwear made from a breathable fabric such as cotton. You need to keep the area dry and cool. Suggest Dr. Laha wash the area with water and use a soft towel to pat it dry.

Causes of Pimple on Labia

2. Maintain Good Personal Hygiene

If you sweat a lot then you need to take a shower.

3. Avoid using chemical products in the vagina

Do not use powders, perfumes, or any other scented products that may cause itching and facial acne,


4. Medicine

Your doctor will suggest the appropriate medicine after examining you. Or you will also be given a cream to apply.

5. Don’t shave around the vagina

Doing so can cause pimples in the vaginal area.


Follow these tips for quick relief! and keep visiting Just Mazic.