vaginal boils

Boils on the vagina are also called as genital boils. These kinds of boils are usually found at the inner thighs of the patient affected. Vaginal boils or genital boils for women are a serious matter, as staph bacteria produced in the boil can rupture and spread over the vaginal area. This can cause complications as this bacteria can potentially be spread to other places inside the body. This is why a vaginal boil merits  an immediate trip to the doctor. And if you can’t make an immediate appointment with your primary care physician then please go to the emergency room. It isn’t worth the risk of waiting for more serious health complications to occur.

Boils on the vagina usually appear like they are filled with pus. The color is usually red and this is very tender to touch. Moreover, this is also painful due to the compression of the nerve endings. Once you will take a look at the center of the boil, this can sometimes appear yellowish. This is basically the pus and when this is left untreated, this will be drained over time. In some cases, if multiple boils are occurring, the condition can get more severe. Once this is present, you may also notice that the individual is experiencing from fever. Fever is a normal response of your body which activates the production of white blood cells. So if you are experiencing chills, fever, and experiencing a boil outbreak please seek medical attention.

Causes

Vaginal boils can happen a number of ways, generally when a staph bacteria travels down a hair follicle and infects the pour is the most typical cause of any boil outbreak. However those that shave there genital regions can also have a high chance of contracting a vaginal boil. This is because an ingrown hair can become infected, and also because this is an area we always touch when using the restroom.

Prevention

This is why washing your hands is so important, because you cam come into contact with staph bacteria with your hands and spread that bacteria to other places on the body. When you wash your hands, especially after being in public areas, kids, or come home from work you minimize the risk of harmful bacterial. You can’t generally eliminate the threat of bacteria, most especially the dangerous boil causing staph bacteria, however decreasing the amount of bacteria your immune system is far better able to manage these threats as it does on a daily basis.

When staph bacteria is excessive, is when people contract enough bacteria to cause an outbreak. Showering at least once per day, twice is recommended, goes a long way to preventing boil outbreaks. This helps a person manage the bacteria built up over the day, and keeps you clean and healthy. (Hands are another issue. You want to wash your hands several times during the day as failing to do this is the chief cause of vaginal boils where typically an outbreak wouldn’t have been able to occur even if bacteria was present on other places of the body or clothing.)

All boils are caused by staph bacteria, some people can be a carrier of staph bacteria and not even know it. Staph bacteria can grow in the nasal cavity, and a carrier with a healthy immune function may not even show any boil symptoms. However they can still transfer this harmful bacteria to others through physical contact or through indirect contact by spreading this bacteria to another object like a towel, clothes, sheets and bedding, and other touched objects. Good hygiene is the best way to protect yourself from these unseen and sometimes invisible risks for boil outbreaks. Good habits can keep you healthy, but even a healthy responsible person can suffer a vaginal boil outbreak.

Note: Staph bacteria growing in the nasal cavity can be cured by using a nasal ointment prescribed by a doctor, and they can test for staph bacteria as well.

Treatment

Again Vagina Boils are a serious condition which demands attention from a  doctor. As the bacteria near the vagina can travel to other places inside the body causing serious complications. Other boil outbreaks may be treated at home, but when suffering a boil outbreak near the genital area please see a doctor.