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Question: Red bumps in pubic area

 creole77 - Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:19 pm

I have developed little red bumbs in the pubic area. They are very small in size. They have no "white head' on them like pimples. They do not hurt, occasionally they itch. But, not too bad. It's not spreading or getting worse, just not getting better neither. It's been like this for about 5 weeks. I shaved that area occasionally. It was over a week or so after I shaved that area that I developed these bumps. Any idea what this may be?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:48 am

User avatar Hello,What you have is known as folliculitis which generally follows shaving an area.The genital zone is replete with bacteria which sometimes gets access to the hair follicle and cause infection.Right now avoid shaving the area.Local antibacterial creme like mupurocin should settle the folliculitis.To prevent you may use an antibacterial soap.Best wishes.


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