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A 20-year-old female asked:

i am not sure whether or not to think that i have the genital warts strain of hpv. i shave my pubic hair and get ingrown hairs. should i be concerned?

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Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 40 years experience
No: Pubic ingrown hairs and genital warts are two separate and unrelated problems. Ingrown hairs will have red bumps often with a whitehead just adjacent to the hair follicle. Genital warts would be larger than a hair follicle and often have a cauliflower like surface. To prevent ingrown hairs, shave with the grain of the hairs. To get rid of warts, you'll need to see your dermatologist or obgyn.
Dr. Elizabeth Trinidad
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Yes: Unprotected sex can transmit many types of infections, ingrown hairs are common with shaving but are not a sign of warts or hpv.

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My 2 year old son is with fever for one day and running nose for 5 days.What should I try?

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A 24-year-old female asked:

Around my aunt eye there is some swelling , some pain , itchy. The pain level is a 5 on a scale 1-10 . Should we be concerned ?

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See an eye doctor: Swelling and pain around the eye may be caused by an infection. If left untreated, it can potentially get into the eye socket and even the brain. Your aunt should be evaluated by an eye doctor immediately.

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