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Itchy White Patches Pubic Area
Intertrigo: Intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis) is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, abdominal folds. ...Read more
Good day! I am curious about the small white patches around my pubic area and around my penis and sometimes its itchy and sometimes not. What is it?
I am a 48 year old male. I have a rash around my pubic area red circular patches not raised and not itchy. I work out 4 times a week. Treatment?
I have gray itchy patches right where my pubic hair is (close to the vagina) any idea what it is / how to treat it?
I have small pimple like thing on my penis and scroutum. What are they. Also my pubic bar is itchy and my legs have red patches on my groin?
See your doctor.: You should see your doctor. Without actually seeing the lesions and rash, it would be difficult to make a proper diagnosis. I also see that you have pain and burning in your penis and testicular pain. These should also be evaluated by your doctor, if they have not already been. ...Read more
Fungal: Sounds like fungal and/ or yeast infestations. The facial component is called seborrhea. A topical anti-fungal like Nystatin cream might be useful. Try a selenium based shampoo wash around the genital region in the shower. Selenium is anti-dandruff, which is thought to have a fungal ("microsporum furfur") relationship. ...Read more
Any bumps?: Itching, especially if you see some bumps, along the top of your pubic hairline may indicate folliculitis, especially if that is where your underwear is rubbing. I do have to mention scabies also, which is contagious. See a clinician if the problem continues. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Not much: This might be an infection. See your gyn doctor. ...Read more
Possibly: It is certainly possible for anyone to have itching in their genitals. Some males just like to scratch! When young, I just advised my sons to not do so in public! ...Read more
I was a little itchy so I shaved area to clean thought may be why itchy. Then I shaved w an old razor than the pubic area swelled up. Why and what do I do?
No waxing or shaving: Tretinoin (retin-a) cream can help decrease skin plugging or hyperkaratosis. Topical tretinoin cream may thin out the epidermis, reduce the buildup of dead skin cells, and decrease hair embedding into the follicies. Topical corticosteroid creams with a mild strength can be applied to reduce inflammation of inflamed ingrown hairs. ...Read more
I have a little white spots on my pubic area and I don't know what they are? Sort of itchy and irritating
Here are some. ..: Are you a pubic hair shaver? Do you see a hair in the center of the white spot? If so, they're overactive sebaceous glands, which may be itchy at times, but may be further irritated by shaving. If the hairs are present, they could be sebaceous glands or scabies... But without a direct look, it's hard to come up an accurate impression. So, see Doc timely for confirmation and Rx as needed. ...Read more
I've had this red itchy bump on my pubic area for a few days & I dk if something bit me or if it's from shaving. It has gotten bigger and kinda hurts?
Abscess: This could be an infection and you should get it evaluated. ...Read more
Various causes: Itching in the pubic area may be due to heat and sweating; fungal infection if there are skin folds; contact allergy to certain chemicals in underwear, particularly made of synthetic materials; lice transmitted by sexual contact or sleeping on an infested mattress. As the causes are so different, you better see your physician. ...Read more
Look closely: May be something as simple as crabs. ...Read more
How to shave without leaving razor bumps and/ or itchiness especially after shaving the pubic area?
Shaving: Try using a good shaving soap and apply some Vit E cream afterwards ...Read more
Today I noticed a small skin colored bump on my pubic area. It is not itchy or painful but I am very worried about it. There is only one?
Let your parents: Know of this concern. There is not a way to identify this lesion via this interchange but an in-person evaluation is likely to help make an accurate diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more
I have white flaky skin on my pubic area. Its not itchy but can be peeled of revealing pink skin underneath, but the flaky skin comes back.
I have persistant spots which hace been treated by antibiotics on my pubic area but not where I shave and they come and go but are unsightly and itchy when flar
Needs to be checked: It needs to be evaluated as the spots are persisting. Have you used any cream or ointment. See your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
Itchy skin in pubic hairs area, I used to shave but stopped because it used to irritate skin.... What should I do?
Stop shaving: If you are seeing itchy red bumps in the pubic area, you may be causing folliculitis (inflammed hair follicles) you can try to stop the itching using a thin layer of 1% Hydrocortisone cram; however you must stop saving for 1-2 weeks and throw your old razor away. See your gyn if itching persisits in the next 7-10 days. ...Read more
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