Whether you have itching, irritations, warts or sores on the genitals, talking about it can be embarrassing, even taboo. These can be caused by sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or other less serious factors. Warts or vaginal sores may be particularly difficult to identify. Indeed, it is not easy to distinguish the causes, so that to treat them effectively, it is very important to know the source. This is why it is important to know a bit more about these sores and blisters and to know their characteristics.
Genital warts are a fairly common problem, particularly among women. These sores and blisters can be painful or not, can have different sizes and shapes and can have various causes. Some of them may be due to simple friction, while others may be a consequence of sexually transmitted diseases. It is therefore important to know the difference between them, to be able to treat them effectively.
Blisters, sores or rashes that are not caused by STDs, are generally not very painful and may contain pus. They don’t cause itching or burning and don’t emit odor.
The types of sores that can appear on the vulva of the vagina are as follows:
Folliculitis comes in the form of red pimples or pustules. They can be painful and filled with pus. This form of inflammation of the hair follicle is often caused by an ingrown hair, and is therefore non-infectious.
Folliculitis can be treated, after having detected the cause. For example, if it’s caused by growth of hair under the skin, it is important to change the method of hair removal.
Genital warts are growths that appear on the vulva. Smooth, pinkish, these warts are painless and don’t cause itching. There may be many and grouped in the same area, but there are also types of warts which are not visible to the naked eye. Warts are mainly caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) and are sexually transmitted.
Warts disappear on after some time but it is also possible to undergo treatment to cure them. Note, however, that the medications will not eliminate the warts nor the viruses causing them. That is to say, they can reappear at any time.
Blisters caused by genital herpes
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease that is manifested by the appearance of fluid-filled blisters on the vulva. They are painful and can cause itching. This chronic infection is caused by herpes simplex virus, which we can’t get rid of. But there are several treatments that can relieve the symptoms of the disease and reduce the recurrence of herpes attacks.
Besides these types of pimples and lesions, canker sores may also occur following infection with syphilis. This sexually transmitted disease is manifested by pink and swollen lesion. Remember that it is important not to touch the blisters and damage or try to empty them, which can cause infections.
How to prevent these conditions?
It may be impossible to prevent some sores and blisters. On the other hand, it is possible to avoid the appearance of blisters caused by herpes and reduce the risk of contamination by these diseases and many other sexually transmitted viruses by wearing a condom.
In addition, good personal hygiene is very important to protect against all types of infections or inflammations. Be sure to wash your genitals superficially. Also, never use harsh chemicals that can disrupt the balance of your vaginal flora and make sure to change your underwear regularly!