Bump/boil on vulva. What can it be?

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I have a small bump/boil on my outer labia. Looks like it's filled with white pus. Doesn't hurt and doesn't look like a pimple ( I don't shave down there). Doctor said it is folliculitis, but it's been there for almost a month. Can it be something more serious like herpes? I've been diagnosed w a candida infection and I'm not sexually active. 

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    Is it on the hairy area? If so, it can be folliculitis otherwise I doubt if it is. In that case I would go back so they can culture and see what it is.
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    Yes! It's in the hairy area on left fold of the vagina. I went to the doctor again for some other reasons and asked again about it, and she told me again it's foliculitis ( she didn't examine it again, she said based on what she saw the first time) and that I should make some warm compresses over it. 

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    Sounds like foliculitis and warm compresses are fine. Sometimes these contain an ingrowing hair and can last until the hair finally pushes through the skin.
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       The doctor told me the exactly same thing that you just said, that the hair probably grew wrongly and it's still there, hence the bump/boil and the pus. As I said, it doesn't hurt or bothers me, but I tend to overreact and after a quick search on the internet I was 100% sure it was herpes ( even tho I only have a single, painless bump and well, I had never had sex ..in any way), because it was the worst outcome on the internet searches. I'll try to keep doing warm compresses over it to see if it disappear ( I just want it to disappear  so I can't stop worrying over it) 

      Anyway, Thank you very much for your answer smile

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