A 17-year-old female asked:
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how to tell the difference between a developing pimple and an ingrown hair? in pubic region, have had both in the same region.

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Dr. Cindy Williams
38 years experience Pediatrics
Folliculitis : Both are very similar. An ingrown hair can irritate and infect the follicle and look just like a pimple. You won't see an ingrown hair, if it's just a pimple. Make sure you use new blade and shaving cream, if shaving there. This will make you less prone. Treat with antibiotic cream, but see your doctor, if redness spreads.
Answered on Jun 8, 2014

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Skin irritation: You just irritated the skin by pulling the hair, it is going to be little sore for few days, unless the site gets infected it should heal okay.
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