If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Pimples around the female genital area are a common condition caused by a variety of factors. These bumps may be uncomfortable and irritating, but they are not serious in most cases. Vaginal pimples are similar in appearance to pimples that occur in other areas of the body. They can have different characteristics. For example, they may be painful or painless, burning, flesh-colored or red, pus-filled, in clusters or alone, itchy, or various sizes. This article covers the common causes of vaginal pimples, their treatment, and methods to prevent future occurrence.
Hidradenitis Suppurativa HS , also known in the European areas as Acne Inversa AI , is a chronic, non-contagious, painful and quality of life impacting skin disease that causes boils to form in the folds of the skin and has a profound impact on quality of life 1. Many will experience a boil at some point in life. However, there is a difference between an ordinary boil and HS. Recent research has allowed us to learn more about HS, but there is still a lot of work that needs to be done.
Long thought to be a disorder of the apocrine sweat glands, Yu and Cook demonstrated in that the primary event in hidradenitis suppurative HS is follicular occlusion. It is more common in women than men; with an average age of onset of 23 years range 11 to 50 years. It rarely occurs prior to puberty, is unusual following menopause and occurs earlier in those with a family history of the disorder. While HS may be more common in black women, such racial differences are not consistently reported. The development of HS is linked to genetic factors. Autosomal dominant inheritence has been reported, but others suggest that HS is more likely heterogeneous.
DermNet provides Google Translate, a free machine translation service. Note that this may not provide an exact translation in all languages. Updated December Hidradenitis suppurativa is an inflammatory skin disease that affects apocrine gland-bearing skin in the axillae , in the groin, and under the breasts.