Help me get rid of this pimple
September 20, 2012 5:10 PM Subscribe
I have a painful pimple on my inner labia. How long is this going to take to go away?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (21 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have no access to medical care for the next week, so although I'm sure that this is, indeed, a pimple, I can't go to the doctor to have it checked out. Please don't recommend that I do so; I'll go to the doctor as soon as it's possible. There's a slight, slight chance that this is a clogged gland of some kind, but I highly doubt it given that I've had this problem before (in a different, similar location) and it turned out to be just a pimple.
I've been using warm compresses with a bit of luck. That is, the whitehead is starting to appear, but it is still mostly under the surface. I have a history of bad cystic acne on my face, and this is a cystic pimple. It's in a very bad location for a pimple: I can't keep it dry, and it's constantly rubbing on my skin because it's located in a fold, which causes considerable pain. It's difficult to walk, and I'm very uncomfortable.
Is there anything I should be applying to the area other than warm compresses? I tried taking a hot bath, but that didn't help. What else can I be doing to make the pain go away, and how long does it typically take for a pimple to go away on its own under these conditions?