I seem to get boils while pregnant and they are always near or on the "lady parts" area. Nobody seems especially worried about this, but I am still freaking out. I went to the dr. to try and have it cultured but he just said it was fine and they tend to heal up entirely on their own...but then I get a new one later. I've only had two larges ones and the rest look more like pimples...or they will just form small nodules under the skin with no pain, redness, or swelling. I have one like that on the labia right now. It's flesh colored, not painful, and had a small whitehead which I accidentally popped. It was a very small amount and I used antiseptic just in case. My care provider said that since they heal very quickly and since the drainage I do have is actually more amber in color than pus-like... it means my immune system is doing a good job of handling things. Should I worry about my baby in all of this? I'm due to deliver at any given moment and I'm terrified of passing staph to him. But when nobody else seems concerned... what can I do? Would cleaning myself with antiseptic daily do the trick?
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