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A 19-year-old male asked:

i have a smalll patch of pimple like bumps beside my scrotum. the bumps them selves are small painless. is it just some ingrown hairs or what?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Possibly herpes: This may be ingrown hairs, pseudofolliculitis or folliculitis (infection of follicles). You will need to see a doctor to get topical or oral antibiotics. Eczema can also appear as bumps. If the problem gets worse or symptomatic then you definitely need to see a doctor.

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