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A 24-year-old female asked:

I wax pubic area; last month got ingrown hair - purple-ish bump. small, hasn't grown, but tried to pick tonight & stings/bleeds -infection? dr? to do?

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Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Antibiotics: f it is small you can try topical antibiotics like bacitracin or neosporin. Warm baths may help. Keep the area clean with soap and water. If it worsens, it may need oral antibiotics or even incision and drainage. See your doctor if it worsens.
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