What are these bumps?

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I have these bumps on my outer labia. They don't itch or hurt at all. I have really bad anxiety so when I noticed them i thought they were in grown hairs so I tried to tweeze them and now I feel like that may have made them worse. I was stressed about herpes but I don't think they look anything like herpes blisters or bumps and have been like this for a couple weeks. Does anyone have any suggestions? I tried putting tea tree oil on the bumps and they have somewhat dried out and flattened. Maybe they were just infected ingrown hairs since I tweezed them? I don't know but I am super stressed. I feel like they are healing but I am not sure.image

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    try coconut oil and see if it helps . may be bacteria of fungal . are you itching ? discharge ?

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    Dear Tori,

    Can I ask you to re-examine the area and check if you can see hair growing from or just next to the red spots. I've highlighted part of the photo you posted earlier to illustrate this.

    If you see hair growing from these red spots or very close by, then they are likely to be folliculitis which (as you probably know) is not as STD.



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      it looks like a lot of them have hair growing next to it. When I first noticed the spots they had a lot of hair surrounding it and i plucked hairs from them as well which I think irritated it really bad. You don't think it looks like herpes right? I don't think it does but wanted some insight. What can I do to make it go away faster if it is folliculitis?

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      Dear tori,

      No, it doesn't look like herpes. Treating folliculitis depends on what triggered it in the first place. If it started after you shaved the area, then you might consider changing to a new shaver and making sure the skin is moisturised after shaving.



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