How long does an abscess remain in the vagina?
If the abscess in the vagina is treated quickly by a doctor, the prognosis is very good and the healing process is rapid. However, the problem is more often that abscesses in the genital area recur more frequently. In this case, an attempt must be made to find and remove the cause of this fact. For example, attention should be paid to good intimate hygiene. Good sleeping hygiene and a healthy diet, as well as regular exercise, can also strengthen the immune system and thus reduce the likelihood of an abscess recurring.
Vaginal abscess during pregnancy
If an abscess occurs in the area of the vagina during pregnancy, this usually causes great concern for the pregnant woman. However, these are unfounded, as there is no danger. The abscess cannot harm the child.
Nevertheless, the abscess should be treated by a gynaecologist. Under certain circumstances, therapy with a herbal ointment, such as Ilon® Ointment Classic, may be sufficient. This ointment has an anti-inflammatory and disinfecting effect and thus counteracts the inflammation.
Sometimes the abscess opens up by itself and the pus runs out. In some cases, this may be enough for healing to take place. However, it should be clarified by the doctor whether an opening of the abscess or the administration of antibiotics is necessary. If antibiotics are used, care must be taken to choose a medication that does not harm the unborn child. Furthermore, good hygiene in the genital area should be ensured.
Even if birth is a natural process, it is always a very special challenge for the female body. Under natural childbirth the skin around the vaginal opening can tear. Likewise, an episiotomy is often performed by the doctor.
Both are a tear in the skin and the tissue surrounding the vagina and are therefore a potential entry point for bacteria. If these bacteria spread further in the tissue, an abscess may occur. It is therefore essential to keep the naturally occurring wound clean after birth to prevent bacteria from entering the vagina.