Acne, which most commonly occurs on the face, neck, chest, and back, can also occur in the genital area, for both men and women. Genital lumps acne are caused by the same conditions and problems that cause acne in other areas of the body.
First, if you experience genital lumps acne, it is important to see a doctor to determine that what you have is in fact genital acne, and not some other problem, or sexually transmitted disease. Once you have determined that you do in fact have genital lumps acne, acne treatment can begin. Genital acne does not mean that you have an STD. It also does not mean that you are an unclean person. It means that your skin is irritated, and the pores are blocked.
Often, the cause of genital acne is the accumulation of sweat, caused by sports equipment or clothing. Showering often can help reduce the outbreaks of genital acne. Sometimes, it can be caused by the laundry soap you are using as well, so you might try changing brands of laundry soap. If the genital acne problem isn’t caused – or solved – by this, you will need to try other treatments.
Genital acne is most commonly known as folliculitis, which is an infection in the skin’s pores, in the groin area. Using an antibacterial cleanser will often clear it up. The important thing is to try to keep the area as clean and dry as possible, at all times. If the problem persists, you may want to ask your doctor for an oral treatment as well, since acne commonly starts on the inside of the body – not on the surface of the skin.
Make sure you give the treatment that you choose time to work on your genital lumps acne. Most treatments need a month or two to begin working. Some treatments will actually make the acne appear to be worse, before it gets better. But failing to give the treatment time to work will not get you any results at all. Resist squeezing or popping the pimples, as this may make the problem worse, by spreading the bacteria across the surface of the skin. It can also leave scars. Genital lumps acne is not contagious, and is not sexually transmitted.