A 19-year-old male asked:
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ingrown hair in pubic area has turned purple/dark colored. i wash it daily with soap and use hydrocortisone. does this sound normal? it won't go away!

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Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Need more help: You are doing good things to help the ingrown hair situation but you need additional support so that you don't get infected. Your doc can remove the hairs and keep you from infection. Peace and good health.
Answered on Oct 26, 2018
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