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Red pimple like marking in pubic area. Painful and itchy?

Red pimple like marking in pubic area. Painful and itchy?

Folliculitis: What you're describing sounds like an infected hair follicle. This is very common, especially if you shave. Try warm compresses and an over the counter antibiotic ointment. If it fails to get better, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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I have what looks like a pimple on my pubic area. It was painful so I popped it. It still hurts though. Should I be worried?

I have what looks like a pimple on my pubic area. It was painful so I popped it. It still hurts though. Should I be worried?

FoliculitisORherpes: It is not uncommon to get a pimple or several of them in the public area due to clogged hair follicles, especially if you shave that area. However, if you have a history of unprotected sex you are at risk for genital herpes, which can also cause a similar symptoms. Try warm compresses and ibuprofen. If your symptoms persist or worsen, seek medical attention asap. Take Care! ...Read more

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My pubic area has been itchy for the past month, I have also noticed pimples filled with white fluid. Some are painful, some are not. I have no sexual history?

My pubic area has been itchy for the past month, I have also noticed pimples filled with white fluid. Some are painful, some are not. I have no sexual history?

Folliculitis?: U may have developed infection of the hair follicles of the pubic area leading to itching and pain. Best would be to see ur doctor to come to a proper diagnosis and be treated for it. ...Read more

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pimple like bumps in my pubic area on top only very painful when i press on it.. Very itchy white look like white heads inside skin? What cant they b

 pimple like bumps in my pubic area on top only very painful when i press on it.. Very itchy white look like white heads inside skin? What cant they b

Pimple: Could be any number of things. Your doctor(s) will examine you very carefully and decide what, if any, should be done. Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

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I hv oral herpes & was wondering if autoinoculation is a possibility recently my pubic area hs bn itchy & white fluid filled pimples (some painful)?

 I hv oral herpes & was wondering if autoinoculation is a possibility  recently my pubic area hs bn itchy & white fluid filled pimples (some painful)?

Need to be tested: Auto-inoculation of oral herpes to the genital area is unlikely. It you are sexually active you may have acquired type 2 herpes. It would be prudent to see your doctor to get tested for genital herpes and other sexually transmitted infections. ...Read more

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I've been getting a small cluster of pimple like bumps near pubic hair region. They're slightly painful, clear puss, scabs and goes away. ?

I've been getting a small cluster of pimple like bumps near pubic hair region. They're slightly painful, clear puss, scabs and goes away. ?

Possible herpes: Ingrown hairs, esp if you shave, are quite common, but they are usually solitary, and dermatitis not recurrent. A cluster of pimples with clear fluid sounds suspicious for herpes, which could be either type 1 or 2. The only way to be sure is to have them examined by your family doctor, gyn or dermatologist, shortly after they erupt. Cultures could confirm, but exam my be enough ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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