What causes boils in the genital region?

Q. I have three boils near my vagina for the past three months. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Reetika
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 23, 2021 and last reviewed on: Sep 20, 2023

Hi doctor,

I am a 31-year-old married female. There is no other man in my life. I have been noticing three boils near my vagina for the last two months. They have not grown in size. It is like small white pus without pain. Itching is there in almost the whole body for the last three to four days. I had a history of PCOS. Now I have controlled it by diet and exercise like walking daily. During menstruation, some boils are seen in the pubic area. Sometimes, during periods or after that, I also get some pimples that are painful a little bit but go automatically. I took I-pill once a month for the last two months. And now I am facing some red itching rashes in my hands, legs, and back. I do not know what is happening. I am very much worried. Please help.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern and will surely help you. I went through the details shared, and I wish to assure you that things are fine. Do not panic.

1. Can you please tell me about your menstrual history?

2. From when are you taking medicines for PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)?

Nevertheless, based upon the details presented by you:

1) Maintain good hygiene.

2) Use V-wash to clean up the vaginal area.

3) Use loose cotton underwear.

4) Do not do intense exercises.

5) Clean yourself from front to back

6) Use a gentle detergent to wash your underwear.

7) Use barrier contraceptives like a condom.

Let us wait for 10 days to observe things. Then, feel free to ask any questions or to share.


Thank you for the reply doctor,

I did not take any medicines for PCOS. Periods are regular. But I sometimes take I-pill that too once a month. I have been using V-wash for two years, and I maintain good hygiene. And I wear cotton underwear. Still, it has happened. Is it benign cysts? I am also not so regular in having sex. I do not understand why they appeared suddenly? I am also getting rashes on my hands and legs. Is it any blood-related issue?



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Sometimes, they may appear due to moisture entrapment, tight clothes, shaving, or using hair removal creams. You can apply antibiotic cream like Surfaz SN (Beclometasone, Neomycin, and Clotrimazole) once daily for seven days.

The itchy rashes on hands and legs can be due to an allergic reaction or other underlying problems. For that, I advice you to consult a physician or dermatologist.


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