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Infected Pubic Hair
Ingrown hairs: 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
I norm shave my pubic area but haven't lately. Today i noticed a whitehead on the face of vagina with a pubic hair through it. Infected ingrown hair?
Yes.: The hair through the pimple sign says it all. ...Read more
I get very bad red itchy bumps after shaving my pubic area which I believe is folliculitis. Should I just pluck the infected hair out?
Folliculitis: You are correct about the folliculitis. However, I don't recommend wasting your time plucking them out individually. If you are going to pluck them you might as well wax and save yourself time. There is no scientific benefit of shaving vs waxing for the removal of hair. Always monitor for infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5 small red bumps 1inch below my waist pubic area-Not infected hairs &are irritated could they be warts that transferred from legs by using same razor
Many possibilities: There are several possibilities here. You may have warts (condyloma), molluscum contagiosum, folliculitis, or ingrown hairs. I suggest you have these bumps evaluated by your a physician as they may be infectious and may require either a procedure or a prescription medication. All of the above can be exacerbated by shaving. ...Read more
I have sores in pubic hair. They hurt to touch and when I move. Looks like ingrown hairs but I'm scared.
Follicilitis: These sound like areas of folliculitis-infected hair follicles and would be treated with warm soaks, cleansing with mild soap and application of antibiotic ointment like bacitracin or Neosporin. If no improvement or appearance of spreading redness, see your physician for systemic antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
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