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A 20-year-old female asked:

Genital itch and very slight pain (feels like i'm being pricked by sharp hairs) with some white flaky patches around hair follicles. one large smooth bump on the outer lips as well. i am not sure if its from shaving or if i need to see a doc?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Folliculitis: You seem to have folliculitis, inflammation of hair follicle. Keep shaving blade clean and change often. Cleanse the inflamed area with povidone-iodine solution twice a day. If not better in a few days, you will need an antibiotic treatment.

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Last updated Sep 20, 2020

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