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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 mellba, Community Member, asks

Q: What causes boils in my vaginal area?

I am a 48-year-old woman, and I have never had a problem like this before. A boil came up on the lip of my vagina one day, and others soon followed. I immediately went to the doctor, who treated them and did a culture to find the cause, which he said was a viral infection. Since I am a 48-year-old woman and this is the first time I've had boils on my vagina, do you know where I might be catching this virus? 

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Merely Me, Health Guide
5/14/09 10:30am

Hi Melba


I don't know what to tell you.  It does seem strange that if it were a viral infection that they gave you antibiotics which worked. 


I am not a doctor so my best advice is to ask these questions directly to your doctor.  I am sorry you have had to go through this and with so much pain.  I am glad you did get to go to the doctor right away to be treated.


Here is a post I wrote about the treatment of boils after talking to a dermalogist. Maybe you can find some thing there.


Also, here are some natural remedies I found on a natural remedies site:  "Abscess and boils can be prevented by strengthening your body's resistance to infection by eating fewer foods containing sugar, white flour and saturated fats, and more fresh vegetables and fruits. If you feel run down, make sure that you are getting enough rest, fresh air and exercise, and consider having a medical checkup."


Good luck to you and if you can...come back and tells us what the doctor says. 


Thank you for your question.


Here are some other pages you might find helpful:


Everything You've Always Been Afraid to Ask the Gynecologist

Vagina Lumps and Bumps: What Are They?

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