How are boils on the vaginal area normally treated in Singapore?

Doctor's Answers (2)

Dr Chin Yee Choong

"Dedicated to the ethical practice of Aesthetic Medicine"


Boils in the vaginal area are frequently treated with a 1-2 week course of oral antibiotics and antiseptic washes.

If recurrent, then it is best that the exact bacterial cause of the boils is identified by performing a skin investigation called a bacterial culture. This will allow the doctor to prescribed the appropriate antibiotics to treat the infection.

Hope this helps!

Dr Paul Ang

"Family Physician with special interest in Mental Health"

It really depends on the size of the boil and whether it really is a "boil". Your best bet would be to show it to your usual GP or Gynecologist. If it really is a boil, the size and whether you have a fever is most important. If there is a fever, it requires more treatment, sometimes might have to be admitted. Otherwise, small ones can be treated with creams while larger ones might need minor surgery.

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