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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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    What are the bumps in my vagina?

A few weeks ago, I was outdoors at a party and I began to get hot, sweat, and noticed a sweaty smell coming from my vaginal area, this has happened before when I have been moving around a lot in the heat, so I wasn't particularly worried about the smell but I didn't want anyone else to begin to notice it. So I sprayed an awful lot of FDS spray, and also some body spray on it.
As has happened before about a year ago when I did this and sprayed a lot of the spray in very close proximity to my vagina I experienced the beginning signs of a yeast infection but I could not get to the store right away to buy the yeast infection kit. I did however have some of the anti-itch cream left over that came with a kit I'd bought about 6 months prior.
So I began to use it, and I will admit to using it a lot more than it says you are allowed to as the yeast infection itch tends to really bother me. I also scratched it a lot to the point where my vulva became red and swollen and also a tiny bump appeared. At first I noticed one but two more as I continued scratching appeared in the next 12hrs. They were all very small, and two of them were about 5 millimeters apart from eachother and the third was very tiny and didn't seem to itch that bad and was located at the very bottom of my vaginal area. The time before when I used too much of the spray a year ago, I had also noticed a bump but this time three appeared and I had been scratching a lot more and also waited to use the medicine this time.
I got concerned and tried to pop them, when I tried it was very hard and I had to eventually use a needle to do it, and small amount of blood came out, and the area was very irritated at this point, but the bump was basically still there. The next day I tried again with my hand to pop it, and again a small amount of blood came out, and it made a bit of a popping sound and fluid which seemed to be clear but also slightly yellowish came out. The other two bumps popped fairly easily only no blood (I hadn't used the needle) and clear/but slightly yellowish fluid came out. Kind of like what comes out when I squeeze a pimple on my face after the white stuff come out...that is the best way to describe it.
Once I began taking the yeast infection medicine I began to feel better at about the same time I always do when I take yeast infection medicine, and the yeast infection seemed to clear up just fine.
My concern is though about the bumps! Is this normal or could it be a sign or herpes or some other disease? Did they appear because I scratched and rubbed so persistently or were they due to a reaction from the FDS and body spray sprayed so close to my vagina? I've been very worried that perhaps it's a disease as I've done this to myself twice now.
Mon, 4 May 2015
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

1. There is a possibility of a reaction to the repeated usage of the yeast kit.
2. This depends on what medicines are used. Clotrimoxazole is the most common and repeated use causes a reaction.
3. There is a possibility of a slight allergic reaction or perhaps an irritation caused by excess spraying of the deodorants.
4. The fact that a lot of scratching occurred, which is enough to cause an inflammation of the area. For example, if you were to scratch your arm, furiously, again and again, the same reaction would occur except that the vulva is more sensitive. This is a fact.


5. You are safe from herpes. Herpes presents as snake-like eruptions, and not at all the bumps you are describing. Also, there has been no sexual contact as described by you with a partner without protection. So you can really feel calm and reassured that you are 100% safe from herpes.

Take these pills carefully now. Read very carefully.

1. Amoxycillin with clavulanic acid pills once after breakfast and dinner for 3 days
2. Levocetirizine tablets 2 times a day to stop itching and scratching
3. Mupirocin cream applied thrice a day for 7 days
4. Lactobacillus tablets as a "tonic"

This is the best treatment for you.

I would advise you to take pics (only of the affected areas) with a standard cam and post them if you really want to be sure. It's not required but it's your choice.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Neel Kudchadkar
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