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A 23-year-old female asked:

I have small irritated puss filled pimples on my inner thigh.could it be from shaving a few days ago? i have seen a doctor for ingrown hair but forgot to ask about this problem.

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 45 years experience
Pimples: Sounds like follicular is where a bacteria or yeast or fungus gets into the "pores". Shaving with an unclean razor might provoke it.
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Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: It could be. Try some over the counter neosporin - it could help. You might have folliculitis which is infection of the hair follicles.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Benzoyl peroxide: Neither neosporin nor Bacitracin are legitimate therapy for anything & should not be sold.. If it does not clear with 2% or 5% otc benzoyl peroxide, see your dr. For oral doxycycline. Shave very gently.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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