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Ingrown hairs: Those are ingrown hairs due to shaving too close to the skin. Modern razors are so good, they actually shave *below* the skin surface, which sets up ingrown hairs. Use a single-blade razor or electric razor and shave with the grain, not against it. You won't get as close a shave, but that's the idea. ...Read more
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
Mons bumps: May be folliculitis, infection of hair follicle, very common especially if shave. Would follow with doctor/ urgent care.They can give topical antibiotics ( sometimes bacitracin) that may hepl, sometimes you need oral antibiotics as well .Wash well 2 x a day. See a doctor this week. ...Read more
Hard, non itchy or painful bump on mons pubis x 2weeks. No pus/leakage. Hair on bump fell out. Neg for herpes/warts. Home remedy or Dr visit? Thanks
Itchy pubic area directly above clitoris. Clitoral hood has a weird blister or raw lesion. Rawness between labia minora and majora. No STDs or stis?
You need an exam: Your symptoms are suggestive of a herpes simplex infection (sexually transmitted), but yeast (not sexually transmitted) may cause similar symptoms of rawness and itching. If you also have a white, cottage cheese-like discharge, it is more likely to be yeast. The bottom line is that you need to have an exam done by a health professional. And no sex until you find out! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could this be a genital wart? Small lump on penis shaft near circumcision line. No pus, discharge, itching, etc.
Folliculitis: Likely you have a slight inflammation of the hair follicles the area after a waxing si traumatized and you lose some epidermis as well. Keep the area clean and use warm soaks. If it gets warm , tender , red or pus then see a physician to make sure there isn't a cellulitis or infection of the open skin ...Read more
Irritation? Fungus?: This is common area for fungal infection which would require antifungals such as lamisil, (terbinafine) micatin, lotrimin. Pther possibilities include bacterial infection or dermatitis from friction. These conditions are treated differently. If this persists see doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Vulvar lump: 2 mm, btwn labia majora & minora, deep/not visible, firm, movable, painless, present 2 wks. Diagnosis? Can it wait till physical in 6 mo?
Enlarged lymph nodes: Most likely it an enlarged lymph nodes. Specially it is a little tender to touch. Nothing to worry about. It is due to a minor pelvic or urinary infection. If you have vaginal discharge or urinary increased frequency go see a physician. You might need antibiotics. If it doesn't go away after few days it must be looked at under all circumstances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer