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A 24-year-old female asked:

I have red bump and surrounding skin that is really painful on the groin pubic area. what is this? how do i make it go away? how do i treat it?

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Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Inflammation: Could be inflamed sebaceous (oil) Gland or inflamed hair follicle- keep the area clean and try. Avoid shaving but if you must- please ensure using a clean razor each time. At times these may become bigger and could be a sign of an infection that needs antibiotics so make sure you see your provider if you develop fevers or if the bumps get bigger and more painful.

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Last updated May 15, 2014

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