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Everytime I shave I always get bumps in my pubic hair area what could this be?

Everytime I shave I always get bumps in my pubic hair area what could this be?

Folliculitis: Inflammation of hair follicles due to inflammation. Tight fitting (thong) undergarments, shaving, waxing and must be examined: cannot be diagnosed online and requires direct observation. ...Read more

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I am 23 year old male. I have few red bumbs in my pubic area, I saw them after I shaved my pubic hair. Is it cause from shaving or any kind of disease?

I am 23 year old male. I have few red bumbs in my pubic area, I saw them after I shaved my pubic hair. Is it cause from shaving or any kind of disease?

Molluscum contagiosa: Its impossible to be sure without seeing or biopsing one of them, but this is a strong possibility. Go to a dermatologist who may freeze, acid or freeze them off. There are also several topical products that may be prescribed. These are wart-like growths that are contagious so be careful! ...Read more

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Area where pubic hair grows itch after shaving. Why is this?

Area where pubic hair grows itch after shaving. Why is this?

Maybe folliculitis: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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I have a tiny pain in the area just above my pubic hair line and slightly to the left It is not painful at all really it's more annoying than anything?

I have a tiny pain in the area just above my pubic hair line and slightly to the left It is not painful at all really it's more annoying than anything?

Tiny muscle strain..: Or pinched skin nerve. There are muscular and nerve structures just below the surface of the skin in this area. If a muscle were strained, I would expect bigger area of discomfort than "tiny pain." So I suspect a tiny pinched nerve. Annoying would be a typical way to describe something like this. It should spontaneously go away within a few days. I wouldn't worry more about it. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have a bump on the top of my pubic hair area which sometimes itch and is swollen. What is it?

I have a bump on the top of my pubic hair area which sometimes itch and is swollen. What is it?

Ask your mom to.....: Most likely its an ingrown hair/cyst/boil, but ask your mom to take you to a doctor before it gets bigger and causes problems. ...Read more

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I have white dry flacky skin by on my pubic hair area what would that b and how doin get rid of it?

I have white dry flacky skin by on my pubic hair area what would that b and how doin get rid of it?

Dry skin in groin: Ringworm is a fungal infection on the skin and may infect different areas of the body. If the fungi infect the area around the groin, referred to as jock itch or tinea cruris, an individual may experience symptoms such as red, scaly patches of skin. Treatment can be with Lamisil (terbinafine) cream. ...Read more

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Hi im a 32 yr old male. I'm suffering from itchy flaky skin around my pubic hair area. What could it be?

Hi im a 32 yr old male. I'm suffering from itchy flaky skin around my pubic hair area. What could it be?

Jock Itch!: It sounds as if what you could have is jock itch, a type of fungal infection. It can also be a yeast infection, albeit less likely. Both are esily treated. Your physician can determine which and you should see them for treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best way of either trimming or removing pubic hair? How much of the area should you normally trim or remove?

What is the best way of either trimming or removing pubic hair? How much of the area should you normally trim or remove?

Pubic hair: Laser treatments or electrolysis are two options. If you shave hair - it can become itchy when hairs start to grow out and razor bump/ skin infections are possible. ...Read more

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In my pubic hair area my skin is really dry and itchy and I do clean shave it and the skin is always dry and even when my hair grows back?

In my pubic hair area my skin is really dry and itchy and I do clean shave it and the skin is always dry and even when my hair grows back?

Skin irritation: Your skin is definitely irritated. That could be from shaving (an otc cortisone cream twice a day should do the trick), some eczema that you have developed in the area (again try the cortisone cream) or it could be a fungus (for that, try Lamisil (terbinafine) cream twice a day for a week or two). If that doesn't work, you should see your dermatologist. ...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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Pls help me. Few months ago I cut my skin with a razor while shaving my pubic hair now that area become look like a cyst. Do I need to get worried? Tq

Pls help me. Few months ago I cut my skin with a razor while shaving my pubic hair now that area become look like a cyst. Do I need to get worried? Tq

Pubic cyst: There are multiple possibilities including infection vs pilonidal cyst. if it is painfull and redness around it see a physician for antibiotics and may be drainage.
if this is near the genital area it could be related to sexually transmitted disease also.
keep the area clean meanwhile and avoid scratching the area ...Read more

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What is the safest way to remove pubic hair from genital areas for men?

What is the safest way to remove pubic hair from genital areas for men?

Grooming Tips: I doubt there is a physician here online who feels qualified to give you grooming tips. I did not learn anything about grooming in medical school and grooming really has no medical connection at all. All grooming if done in a safe or standard way is most likely not unhealthy. ...Read more

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Found a small dot on my penis. Waited a few days and it has shrunk significantly but is still present. Located in pubic hair area, also painless

Found a small dot on my penis. Waited a few days and it has shrunk significantly but is still present. Located in pubic hair area, also painless

More info: Is the lesion on the penis or in the hairline on your pelvis. It could be a folliculitis or other type of infection including and STD (depending on risk factors). Woth having your doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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When I masturbate, my skin rubs on my pubic hair and causes a red painful area over time. Is there anything I can do to keep my skin from irritation?

When I masturbate, my skin rubs on my pubic hair and causes a red painful area over time. Is there anything I can do to keep my skin from irritation?

Friction Burn: 2 things that could help. One, you could use lotion or lubricant to reduce friction when sliding back and forth over the area. You might also, if agreeable to you try to trim the hair in the area (shorter hair will not pull as much) or even try shaving that one little area or the hair so it isn't caught. You could stop masturbating but there's no fun in that solution! ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash in one area of my pubic hair?

I have an itchy rash in one area of my pubic hair?

Many differing dx: If you shave or use hair removers, these could certainly lead to an itchy, inflammatory process in the pubic area. Contact dermatitis, or a sensitivity or allergy, could also do this. Yeast infections from sweating are yet another possibility. Then there are infectious, contagious processes like pubic lice and scabies that could be culprits. ...Read more

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Pubic hair area constantly itches unless I've completely shaven the area so what does it mean? Just the pubic hair and not my vagina.

Pubic hair area constantly itches unless I've completely shaven the area so what does it mean? Just the pubic hair and not my vagina.

Pubic hair itch: May be fungal, though one would expect some itching even after shaving, could try Tinactin Jock itch cream which is what men use as they get something similar. Or could be dry skin, so could try coconut oil in the shower F/u/ w /doc regarding itch and nipple discharge. ...Read more

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What should I use after shaving my. Pubic hair off on my private area when I get dark spots that look like bumps on the side of my private area?

What should I use after shaving my. Pubic hair off on my private area when I get dark spots that look like bumps on the side of my private area?

Foliculitis: After shaving it can be helpful to use aloe. Further, you should use a new razor each time you shave. Razor blades can dull over time, which can lead to ingrown hairs, and can also carry bacteria which can lead to folliculitis. ...Read more

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I recently trimmed some of my pubic hair, and now that area is very itchy, especially when wearing underwear. Is there any way to stop the itching?

I recently trimmed some of my pubic hair, and now that area is very itchy, especially when wearing underwear. Is there any way to stop the itching?

Don't shave closely.: MANSCAPING: If you shave very closely, you increase the itchiness caused by hairs caught beneath the skin surface. If you want a "neat" appearance, try trimming the hair with an electric clipper instead. For itch now, some people get relief from aloe vera gel, hydrocortisone cream, or Gold Bond medicated powder. If itching continues, consider a private virtual visit with a HealthTap doctor. ...Read more