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What Do You Know About Female Genital Sores?

Female genital sores are often lesions or bumps in and around vagina. They’re common itching, tender, painful and produce vaginal discharge. Sores in this area sometimes occur without reasons and can be gone away by themselves. But others can be caused by skin disorders or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Unluckily, people often don’t look for treatments for problems as they’re too embarrassed and afraid. This leads to have a big impact on your health. So, you need to determine what causes your genital sores and how to prevent them.

Recognize a genital sore

Genital bumps appear as small, flesh-colored or red. They become crusty or large and can change appearance. Besides, genital sores may be accompanied with other symptoms, such as:

–         Itchiness, burning

–         Pain at the site

–         Bleeding

–         Pelvic pain

–         Pain and discomfort during urination

If sores caused by STDs, you also experience painful intercourse, foul-smelling vaginal discharge.

What causes female genital sores?

Sores in female genitals commonly caused by STDs. But they can also be the result of other infections or skin disorders. Let’s take a look at some causes leading female genital sores.

Genital herpes

It’s one of the highly contagious STDs and more than 50 million Americans are infected. Every year, there’re up to 776.000 new cases of genital herpes have been diagnosed. The infection with fever blisters often occurs in genital area and causes outbreaks. Once you get genital herpes, you have it during your life. Even though you treat it, recurrences still turn back. Luckily, you can look for support from medications to prevent further outbreaks. Acyclovir, Valacyclovir and Famciclovir are common prescribed medicines that cure sores in genitals. You may take them up to 10 days. Besides, you can apply ProsurX, it’s anti-viral cream that’s used to kill HSV virus. By FDA-approved ingredients, ProsurX is safe and effective to remove sores and prevent recurrences. One more thing is people with genital herpes should avoid having sex during an outbreak.

ProsurX treats genital herpes effectively

ProsurX treats genital herpes effectively


Chancroid, called STDs, is a bacterial infection which causes open sores on genital area. The infection is rarely found in the US, but some of people can get it. Once contracting Haemophilus ducreyi bacteria, you may grow 4 or more red bumps on the labia. They appear between the anus and labia or on the thigh. After bumps become open, you will experience burning and painful during bowel movement and urination. Chancroid will be cured with medication and surgery. Once treatment begins, symptoms can improve within 3 days. The infection also clears up within 7 days. Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to kill the bacteria. Or he/she uses surgery if bumps are large and too painful.

Molluscum contagiosum

It’s a skin infection caused by the Molluscum contagiosum virus. The virus produces bumps on the upper layers of the skin, such as thighs, groin and buttock. The bumps can also occur on genital area and around the anus. These develop larger that become tender and itching. But they’re usually painless and disappear on their own. They’re yellow, flesh-colored and gray-white. The infection is spread through direct contact with the bumps of an infected person. Or you can get it through objects, like towels and clothing. Medication and surgery are available. But the virus is difficult to heal if you have weakened immune system.

Molluscum Contagiosum virus produces sores on genital area

Molluscum Contagiosum virus produces sores on genital area


Syphilis is a very contagious disease spread by sexual contacts like oral, anal and vaginal sex. The disease lead to ulcers or sores in the genitals. It may be cured with a single dose of penicillin. If you have allergic to penicillin, tetracycline and another antibiotic may be given to instead. After treatments, you need to be retested at 6 and 12 months to make sure the disease is cleared up.

Genital warts

Genital warts are caused by one of the human papillomaviruses (HPVs), while HPV is highly contagious. Many people who have unprotected sex will get the infection. But not all of people with HPV will show symptoms. Lots of people who have no result in visible bumps, while other people show bumps and warts around genitals and anus. You also experience itching, burning, bleeding and vaginal discharge. When getting the disease, it exists forever in your body. Then, it develops outbreaks many times. To treat them and prevent recurrences, you can apply cream such as VidaorX, podophyllotoxin and imiquimod. Or you may need to have surgery if warts are large and too painful.

Warts appear in genitals

Warts appear in genitals

Other causes

While STDs are the main cause of genital sores, they can be result of skin disorders or non- STDs like allergies, varicosities. If you have an allergic reaction with soaps, shower washes, sores can appear. Or bumps may occur in genitals due to varicosities. Blue or purple bumps will occur around the vulva and vagina. These cause minor discomfort, swelling. When these sores are too pain and don’t disappear, you need to meet doctors.


To prevent genital sores, you need to practice safe sex life by using condoms. But remember to use latest condoms to prevent STDs. You also should not have sex during an outbreak of an STD. Having sex in this period will increase dangers of spreading to another person. Besides, if you have allergic with soaps or other products, try to stop using.

Most cases of female genital sores can be treated easily with antibiotics or creams. But in some conditions, you have to suffer from outbreaks from time to time. When having many recurrences each year, you need to meet your doctor. And try to practice healthy sex life to prevent getting bumps as well as some STDs.



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