A 24-year-old female asked:
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could an ingrown hair in pubic area look like an hsv sore/outbreak?

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Dr. Lori Mcneal
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pubic area sore: You would need to see your doctor as an ingrown hair and herpes could look alike.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Harcharan Narang
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Can be similar: Yes, these two conditions can mimic in appearance especially in early stages.
Answered on May 23, 2014

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Likely a blocked : gland, sebaceous, or hair follicle, may need excision, if recurrent.
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