What could be the reason for the white pimples in the vagina?

Q. I have white pimples in my vagina with a burning sensation when using water. What could it be?

Answered by
Dr. Sameer Kumar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 11, 2022 and last reviewed on: Mar 17, 2022

Hello doctor,

I have white pimples in my vagina with a burning sensation when using water. I have been on my periods for four days, and it is almost over; the white pimples do not seem to disappear. I have never gotten such pimples before. I am not under any medications and have not gotten a blood test done yet.

Please help.



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I have read your query and understand it.

The white pimples could be folliculitis (inflammation of the pockets from which the hair grows) or a possible fungal infection, which could be treated with antibiotics or antifungals; it could even be a viral infection like herpes.

Please share a picture of the lesion to diagnose it better, or you may visit your gynecologist for a local examination.

Revert for further queries.

Hello doctor,

Thank you for the reply.

I have attached the images.

Kindly check and guide me with the treatment.



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I have gone through the pictures (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity).

1)These are molluscum contagiosum lesions which are contagious (transmittable) viral infections caused by the poxvirus and usually subside on their own in a week or two.

2)Often, such bumps are removed through cryocauterization (a minimally invasive treatment by freezing the tissue and destroying it) by the gynecologist or scraping off the skin, or medical treatment may also involve the use of topical Povidone-iodine (antiseptic) to aid early healing.

3)These can occur due to contact with contaminated objects like towels or can be transmitted during sexual contact.

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