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A 16-year-old female asked:

I have a pimple like bump on my mons pubis. it's red, and it only hurts if i poke it with my finger nail, other then that it doesn't hurt or itch.

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Hair follicle: Could be infected, particularly if you shave or groom the area. Try some topical antibiotic cream. You might want to avoid shaving the area for a few days to prevent spreading germs.
Dr. Marc Yune
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Folliculitis: This is likely folliculitis or inflammation around a hair from shaving or depilatories. Avoid squeezing or pressing hard. Wash with soap and water and try a topical antibiotic ointment. If it worsens an oral antibiotic may be warranted. www.asc-psd.com

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