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A 19-year-old female asked:

I've had folliculitis in the vaginal area for years now, what is the best treatment for the scarring and itch it has created?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Stop shaving?: If you have been shaving the area, stop. That may be the main problem, perhaps the only problem. If pubic area hair control remains important, consider a hair removal cream instead. If not shaving, other factors may be important -- for example, you may be carrying virulent staph or strep. If you haven't yet seen a dermatologist, consider it now. She or he should be able to sort this out. Good luck

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