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Question: Zit like bumps in pubic area

 Futoman - Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:05 pm


I shave down there and 4 months ago i shaved and 3 zit like bumps (with no head). I did pop them and some kind of pus came out. I popped them like 2 months ago because they did not go away. They three bumps are still there today. I am a virgin and I haven;t inherited herpes, if that is possible. I took a photo of the three bumps.

What can i do to get rid of them?

Thanks in Advance
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:21 am

User avatar Hello,When folliculitis occurs in a linear fashion,and if it is associated with itching one should rule out bedbug bites,called in medical terms Cimicosis.Since you have not mentioned about itch,I would assume they are just folliculitis which occurs post shaving.
The groin area has lot of cutaneous organisms,some resident and some pathogenic.When it is favourable they gain entry and cause infection.
Mupurocin or other common antibiotic cremes applied externally are sufficient for most such infections.Recurrent folliculitis may need culture and sensitivity tests for the pathogen.Do consult your doctor.
Contrary to what we have assumed bedbug bites are commoner than ever before and need to be looked for.
Best wishes.


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