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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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What do you suggest if my pubic hair is extremely coarse and prone to ingrown hair and folliculitis with waxing while my skin is fair?

What do you suggest if my pubic hair is extremely coarse and prone to ingrown hair and folliculitis with waxing while my skin is fair?

Avoid waxing !: If you have ingrown hairs try not to wax, shave or pluck hairs until healed. This can often heal without treatment. Your physician can prescribe medication to clear dead skin cells (retinoids). Steroids may be used for significant inflammation & antibiotics may be considered if the area has become infected. ...Read more

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I have folliculutis on my pubic hair and it hurts very bad what is it cause from?

I have folliculutis on my pubic hair and it hurts very bad what is it cause from?

Staph: Folliculitis is almost always caused by a superficial infection with staphylococcus aureus. Keep the area meticulously clean. You may apply a small amount of topical antibiotic. Keep your hands away. Sometimes if the infection is extensive or deep some physicians will prescribe oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have been getting bumps on pubic hair area n was wondering what could cause it i don't believe it herpes because it only one here n one there?

Needs to be evaluate: When it comes to lumps and bumps you have to let your doctor take a look at them. Very hard to speculate without physical evaluation. ...Read more

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I have two red dots in my pubic hair, when i squeezed them clear fluid and blood came out. Should i be worried about herpes?

I have two red dots in my pubic hair, when i squeezed them clear fluid and blood came out. Should i be worried about herpes?

Unlikely Herpes: Herpes is usually a cluster of painful blisters mostly found on the shaft of the penis. Pain is the key. The blisters can be small but are clear in color. Those red dots are likely mildly inflamed hair follicles or small surface blood vessels. Squeezing is not recommended. ...Read more

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I have three or four kinda itchy bumps around pubic hair and when one goes away another one appears, been tested for for herpes and clean?

I have three or four kinda itchy bumps around pubic hair and when one goes away another one appears, been tested for for herpes and clean?

Hair Follicle: Probably what is called folliculitis. An inflammation/infection at the base of a hair/hair follicle. Might need a virtual consult and furnish a photo. An app for at least iPhone called Magnificent produces great magnified or micro photos. RJ ...Read more

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Three days ago i noticed four bumps around my pubic hair region and they itch a little buy not a lot and just last night they bust is this herpes?

Three days ago i noticed four bumps around my pubic hair region and they itch a little buy not a lot and just last night they bust is this herpes?

Herpes simplex: That is possible, but without being able to examine these there is no way in which they can be diagnosed over the internet. Go and see a doctor. ...Read more

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My pubic hair keeps falling out do pubic lice cause this.What about herpes.

My pubic hair keeps falling out do pubic lice cause this.What about herpes.

Lice yes herpes no: if you are intensely itchy down there and scratching aggressively, an infection with lice is possible. Look for bugs moving and nits on the hair shaft. If you don't have itching or signs of an infection, the diagnosis of alopecia areata should be considered. Go see a dermatologist ...Read more

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Would herpes only breakout on where the pubic hair is ? I have hard bumps that hurt and when they burst it bleeds and has a brown discharge

Would herpes only breakout on where the pubic hair is ? I have hard bumps that hurt and when they burst it bleeds and has a brown discharge

Herpes: Herpes can break out anywhereinfection. What you are describing doesn't sound like herpes but a skin infection. You should see a dermatologist they can calm this problem down and help prevent future scarring. ...Read more

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A few days ago I became itchy under my Pubic hair, I scratched so hard it cut open and now scabbed over. I'm worried its herpes? I had no blisters.

A few days ago I became itchy under my Pubic hair, I scratched so hard it cut open and now scabbed over. I'm worried its herpes? I had no blisters.

Pubic hair itch: The cause of the itch may be hard to determine now that it is scabbed over. Keep it clean and do not scratch it so it can heal. If it continues to be bothersome than have a physician look at it. ...Read more

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Can the herpes virus be shedding from above the top of your vagina, like the triangle where the pubic hair is?

Can the herpes virus be shedding from above the top of your vagina, like the triangle where the pubic hair is?

Yes: Herpes simplex virus in the genital area can shed from anywhere in a "bathing trunk" distribution including upper thighs, buttocks and the pubic hair area. To infect another person, the virus must come in contact with a mucous membrane area, like the vagina, penis, or mouth. ...Read more

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I have non painful red sores on my penis shaft and on skin where pubic hair grows, is it herpes? Or is it possibly something else?

I have non painful red sores on my penis shaft and on skin where pubic hair grows, is it herpes? Or is it possibly  something else?

Most likely herpetic: Most likely herpetic but must be swabed at site,,,have urine sent for std,,blood work for hiv std,,must protect yourself,,talk to your partner,,will need treatment, ...Read more

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Folliculitis (Definition)

A condition in which one or more hair follicles are swollen. It can occur anywhere on the skin, and usually occurs when the hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing, shaving, or blockage of the follicle, and a ...Read more