What is a Clitoral hood?

The clitoral hood is a skin fold near the point where the labia minora or the inner lips of the vulva meet in the female genitalia (a reproductive organ). Its function is to safeguard the delicate tip of the clitoris during rubbing and itching at that sensitive point. It varies in size, shape, and color in different women. In this article we will find about a Pimple Like Bump On Clitorial Hood.

(Clitoris is an erogenous zone in the female reproductive organ that stimulates sexual response. It encloses a bunch of sensory nerve endings.)

A pimple like bump on the clitoral head

Females might observe a tiny swollen lump or blister at the sensitive part of their vulva, the clitoral hood. Women mostly ignore this pimple-like bump because it is painless and does not cause serious issues. It usually occurs due to inadequate hygiene and various other rationales.

Nevertheless, some members of the fair sex seek instant treatment to get rid of this bump because they find it uncomfortable and unbearable. They consider it a source of distress and anxiety, mainly during orgasm and sexual intercourse.

Causes of bump on the clitoral head

A pimple on the clitoral head might be due to poor hygiene and bacterial infections. It is mainly painless, but if it triggers pain and apparent redness at that surface, we should rush to the doctor urgently and get it cured.

Following are some common reasons that can cause a pimple-like on the clitoral hood.

1.   Normal pimples

A swollen bump on the clitoral head can be a familiar bump like those on the cheeks and forehead. It may be due to hormonal changes in the body or the reaction of an unhygienic cosmetic product (like soap, cream, and deodorant) applied at that part.

The rough texture of undergarments can also form pimples when they contact the sensitive body part and cause itching.

2.   Folliculitis

Folliculitis refers to the burning and swelling of hair follicles due to bacterial or fungal infections. The infection is usually caused by the incorrect and rough shaving of pubic hair. In this condition, the fungal infection and the hair follicle germs activate the formation of pimple-like bumps in the clitoral hood.

Mild folliculitis disappears on its own after a few days. However, if it does not go away, we need to undergo a medication process. We can also take antibiotics to treat it.

3.   Vulvar Cysts

Several glands (oil glands, Skenes’s glands, and two glands of Bartholins) are present in the vulva. These glands get clogged when fluid accumulates due to the blocked gland openings.

Vulvar cysts are usually painless and heal on their own unless they are infected.

Bacterial contamination or a sexually transmitted infection can infect the vulvar cyst. When it gets infected, you need to consult a doctor for treatment.

The doctor may rupture the cyst to drain the pus in it. He may recommend you some antibiotics to treat the infected vulvar cyst.

4.   Genital Herpes

Pus-filled pimple-like blisters may also be a symptom of a sexually transmitted disease, genital herpes. HSV-1 and HSV-2 viruses cause it.

Genital herpes is a widespread disease that transfers from one body to another through body fluids like mucous, saliva, semen, and vaginal secretions.

Genital herpes requires proper medical treatment. It can cause serious life threats if left untreated.                

5.   Genital Warts

Genital warts are tiny, round bumps that can appear anywhere on the human body. They may also appear on the clitoral hood, but they are painless and do not cause any severe harm to the body.

Genital warts are also known as Genital skin tags, and they do not contain pus. They may be due to age, genetics, and obesity. Pregnancy can also be a cause of developing genital warts.

Although they are harmless, there are chances of infection in these warts. If they get infected, ignoring them is a bad idea.

It will help if you reach a doctor to treat infected warts before they worsen.

Cancer of the vulva can also give rise to the tiny sore blisters on the clitoral hood. But this case is sporadic.

Treatment of pimple like bumps on the Clitoral hood

Mostly these bumps heal themselves with time and fade within a week. However, if they are infected, the victim should undergo appropriate medical treatment.

The doctor may prescribe antibiotics to the patient if the bumps are mildly infected.

Otherwise, he may recommend specific medical tests to diagnose if there is a severe cause of forming these cystic bumps.

Home remedies to treat harmless bumps on Clitoral hood

We can quickly recover the swollen blains on the clitoral hood at home, only if we are genuinely sure that these blisters are uninfected.

We can heal and reduce the soreness of these bumps by slightly pressing them with a heating pad or ice cubes wrapped in a piece of cloth. Moreover, pouring cold water on the affected area can also do wonders.

As a precautionary measure, women should use unscented and mild detergents to wash undergarments. They should also give preference to hygiene products to ensure vulvar care.

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