Last updated on October 21, 2020
I noticed these bumps on my vagina. I am worried that it may be genital herpes, but I also think it could be an allergic reaction to a soap or lotion, or caused by ridding my bike in tight jeans in humid weather. The first time I noticed them, they were red spots, and then they started having puss and turned a lighter red as in the pictures I attached. I have looked at many pictures on the Internet that show genital herpes, but they don’t look the same as what I have. Everything I have read leads me to think I have herpes.
Can you help me?
In order to have herpes, you would have to be having sex with someone who has herpes. The bumps that come with herpes show up about two weeks after the infection and then disappear, which leads the person to think that they are “cured.” That is how herpes is spread so widely. This is one of the many reasons you should not have sex with someone to whom you are not married.
It appears that you have picked up some type of skin infection, most likely an infection in the hair follicles, but it is impossible to tell from here.
You need to go and see your doctor who can figure out exactly what kind of infection you picked up and give you medication to clear it up.