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Bumps on labia at the base of hair follicles - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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Practicing since : 2009
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr here
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   hi dr. about an hour ago i had a sudden itch on my outer labia. i took a look and had 2 small but swollen bumps. i took a shower and put peroxide on them and it is feeling better. should i be concerned?
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
Doctor :   where are these 'bumps' located?
Doctor :   could you please describe them in detail
Doctor :   are you sexually active? if yes did these symptoms start after any recent intercourse?
User :   within the outer labia in the pubic hair
Doctor :   ok
User :   i am sexually active but they seem unrelated to that. i do have sensitive skin and am prone to hives
Doctor :   are these at the base of hair follicles?
Doctor :   or are they separate ones?
User :   yes i believe they are at the base of hair follicles
Doctor :   ok, then these could be due to folliculitis or infection of hair follicles, you will require then to be examined to confirm
Doctor :   and get started on antibiotics for treatment
User :   the itch has gone now since i took a shower and the swelling has gone down as well
Doctor :   ok, that is a good sign
Doctor :   wait and see if these persisit, or come back in next few hours
User :   should i put anything on it?
Doctor :   then do not delay your visit to the doctor
Doctor :   you can put Caladryl lotion to soothe it
User :   okay thank you very much
Doctor :   but it will not cure if infection is present
Doctor :   it is only for temporary relief'
Doctor :   for permanent relief antibiotics would be needed
User :   great. i will keep an eye on it and seek medical attention if it persists
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   yes
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
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