Itchy bumps in the pubic hair area - Doctor answers

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...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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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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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?

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 more

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19 year old female, not sexually active. Noticed red itchy bumps in pubic area, they only go away if I shave. Regrowth of hair, itching & bumps reoccur?

19 year old female, not sexually active. Noticed red itchy bumps in pubic area, they only go away if I shave. Regrowth of hair, itching & bumps reoccur?

Possibly pubic lice?: These insects (phtirus pubis)can be picked up if you sleep on an infected bed/linen. You should see a physician when the hair has grown and you actually have the symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a red, very itchy rash under my chest hair and in my pubic hair. Comes and goes, potentially seems stress related. Rash looks like speckles.

I have a red, very itchy rash under my chest hair and in my pubic hair. Comes and goes, potentially seems stress related. Rash looks like speckles.

See a dermatologist: It is often related to a fungal infection of the skin and can be easily treated. See a dermatologist. Do not use kenalog (triamcinolone) without a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do if I shaved my pubic hair and now I have large bumps and its extremely itchy! Help?

What to do if I shaved my pubic hair and now I have large bumps and its extremely itchy! Help?

Ingrown Hair: Often an ingrown hair will go away on its own. If it doesn't go away, an ingrown hair can become infected, permanently darken the skin, or leave behind a scar, especially if you've been scratching or picking at it. If an ingrown hair is bothering you or has become infected, your doctor can make a small cut in your skin with a sterile needle or scalpel to release it or prescribe medicine. ...Read more

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I have an itchy bump within my pubic hair. It is about half a centimetre large. It is hard and doesn't produce any puss. What could it be?

I have an itchy bump within my pubic hair. It is about half a centimetre large. It is hard and doesn't produce any puss. What could it be?

Cyst: It is probably a seborrheic (coming from oil glands) or epidermal inclusion cyst, both benign lesions. It is probably itchy because of surrounding dry skin. It doesn't sound like the worrisome things: cancer/infection. Both of these would likely have open or irregular surfaces, be draining, or be darkly pigmented. You can put some Aquaphor or Vaseline on it. Still questions? Have your doc check:) ...Read more

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I have itchy grayish colored bumps on my pubic hair and the bumps are on the lower sides of my testicles. I am 16 years old. Is this some sort of infection?

I have itchy grayish colored bumps on my pubic hair and the bumps are on the lower sides of my testicles. I am 16 years old. Is this some sort of infection?

Hard to say.: This may be an infection of some sort or a dermatitis due to a change in soaps, detergents, or lotions. Get checked to see which it could be. ...Read more

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My pubic hair has grown out and now I have very itchy red bumps all over my pubic region. Is this a skin irritation or something more serious?

My pubic hair has grown out and now I have very itchy red bumps all over my pubic region. Is this a skin irritation or something more serious?

Likely Follicilitis: If you've shaved that area you are prone to developing a Follicilitis of the hair roots. This can become infected or just cause bumpy areas. ...Read more

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Pimple like bumps on pubic hair sore to touch and itchy after using condoms and penis red itchy also. My partner is STD free.?

Pimple like bumps on pubic hair sore to touch and itchy after using condoms and penis red itchy also. My partner is STD free.?

Could be STD: If the bumps only last for a few minutes or less than a day then they are nothing to worry about. If they are persistent and last for weeks than it may be a viral infection called molluscum contagiosum. ...Read more

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Prickly itchy rash shows raised bumps, when scratch swell into raised strips. Lasts few mins. Affects diff area of body/hair & diff time. No reason.

Prickly itchy rash shows raised bumps, when scratch swell into raised strips. Lasts few mins. Affects diff area of body/hair & diff time. No reason.

Dermatographism: If your rash is a flat one and scratching it causing raised strip, you have dermatographism meaning that your skin is oversensitive. If it is bothersome, taking an otc antihistamine such as zyrtec (cetirizine) will likely control it. Else it is not a major health issue.
As always, mention this to your doctor when you see him/her next time. ...Read more

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I am sexually active, idk if I should be concerned bc I get these itchy bumps on vagina area but only itchy when hair grows back. What could it be?

I am sexually active, idk if I should be concerned bc I get these itchy bumps on vagina area but only itchy when hair grows back. What could it be?

Ingrown hairs: This sounds like ingrown hairs. It is nothing to be concerned about if it goes away. If you are concerned, you can have your GYN take a look at it. ...Read more

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I color my hair and I have itchy bumps only on my neck under hair. What can it be?

Contact: If the bumps occur 1-3 days after the coloring, then you likely have developed a contact allergy to the dye. Try some topical hydrocortisone cream. If the problem persists, see dermatologist. ...Read more