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I have a painful blister above my clitoris. It began as just

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I have a painful white blister above my clitoris. It began as just a sore that was itching me that I assumed was from shaving. I am not sure what it is now and I am quite nervous.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Zach replied 7 years ago.

Hello! My name is***** and I will take the time to answer your question =)

How big is the blister? how long has it been there for?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
It's not very big. Its been there for about 3 days.
Expert:  Dr. Zach replied 7 years ago.
Does it look like a white head pimple?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Sort of but it is not raised.
Expert:  Dr. Zach replied 7 years ago.
it is kind of flat? is there a depression in the middle?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
no its just like a whitist/yellowish circle.
Expert:  Dr. Zach replied 7 years ago.

This sounds very much like a folliculitis and not so much like a case of genital herpes (that tends to be the thing most people are worried about). Folliculitis is often a local infection of a small hair follicle... it looks different than a pimple and can fit your description quite well. There is no specific treatment for it -- it is in a very sensitive area so it can hurt. Now, if you start to have groups of these come up in the same area, that would be a bit more suspicious for herpes. For now I would recommend simply keeping the area clean... neosporin cream certainly could not hurt. It should resolve within a week (if the infection is more superficial maybe only a few days)

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Best Wishes

Dr. AJ

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Would a+d ointment work as well?
Expert:  Dr. Zach replied 7 years ago.

That should work just fine =)

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