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Hard pimples in pubic area?

Hard pimples in pubic area?

Maybe folliculitis: Pubic hair follicles can get infected easily causing a bumpy slightly painful eruption. Many other possibilities exist. Usually dermatological conditions need to be seen by a doctor to make sense of them. Please consult your doctor for an appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Photo is of a typical follicular lesion. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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I've had milky looking pimples in pubic area for a few weeks. They don't burn itch or hurt. Wonder as to what they may be?

I've had milky looking pimples in pubic area for a few weeks. They don't burn itch or hurt. Wonder as to what they may be?

Needs to be seen: It could be a viral infectious Molluscum Contagiosum rash. It easy to get rid off it with the topical cream and personal hygiene. But needs to be seen by the doctor to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have pimples dark pubic area I use wax n allergic to lemon please help me...

I have pimples dark pubic area I use wax n allergic to lemon please help me...

Not familiar: While many fruit acids such as citric acid may help exfoliate the skin, I am not familiar with the use if raw lemon juice on the skin and it is likely to cause some irritation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get pimples in pubic areas during a pregnancy?

Is it normal to get pimples in pubic areas during a pregnancy?

Yes: You are more likely to sweat and become a bit more hyper-metabolic since you are creating another human inside. Make sure you use breathable, meaning cotton and other natural fabrics as undergarments, to cover yourself, keep well hydrated and don’t overdress to stay as comfortable and non-sweaty as possible ...Read more

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Itchy pimple rash on pubic area, cause?

Itchy pimple rash on pubic area, cause?

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

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If I put toothpaste on a pimple in my pubic area will it work? They say putting toothpaste in a pimple will get rid of it. Is there side effects?

If I put toothpaste on a pimple in my pubic area will it work? They say putting toothpaste in a pimple will get rid of it. Is there side effects?

Toothpaste?: Putting toothpaste is not a great solution for blocked pours regardless of the location. I think the worst side effect is that you would be disappointed knowing the other ways to deal with a pimple. ...Read more

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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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I have this pimple in. The pubic area and I popped it a few days ago i.also just shaved all my hair off there and now its sore and a little swollen?

I have this pimple in. The pubic area and I popped it a few days ago i.also just shaved all my hair off there and now its sore and a little swollen?

Pop Goes the Weasel!: Yeah. Makes sense to me. You popped it and now it's infected. Don't go trying to pop it again. I was going to say "unless you know what you're doing, "but we know the answer to that. Leave it alone, keep it clean, maybe apply warm compresses. If that doesn't help, or it gets bigger and more painful, go get it looked at by a doctor. It may need "popping" the right way (called "incision and drainage") ...Read more

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A giant pimple in my pubic area, I'm worried about herpes, my foreskin is red and so is the head of my penis, does it sound bad?

A giant pimple in my pubic area, I'm worried about herpes, my foreskin is red and so is the head of my penis, does it sound bad?

Get checked out: Could be a number of things by your description, many of which are curable, and all of which are treatable. Go see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Medium sized lump resembling a headless pimple in the pubic area just above the penis. Sore when squeezed, but unnoticeable otherwise?

Medium sized lump resembling a headless pimple in the pubic area just above the penis. Sore when squeezed, but unnoticeable otherwise?

Best to: Check with your doc. This obviously should not be ignored. Probably nothing to worry but better be safe.

Good luck ...Read more

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How can I tell if condom is broken before sex? If I had a pimple on my pubic area and I had sex with condom with the person get STDs or STI thanks!

How can I tell if condom is broken before sex? If I had a pimple on my pubic area and I had sex with condom with the person get STDs or STI thanks!

Condom: I don't think there's anyway. Use new condoms. There's increased risk of sexually transmitted disease when there's a break in the skin near the genital area. ...Read more

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Pimples/zits around pubic area, burning while urine, pain/pressure in testicles, somtimes cloudy urine std. Tested all, all negative. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) helps, not kill?

Pimples/zits around pubic area, burning while urine, pain/pressure in testicles, somtimes cloudy urine std. Tested all, all negative. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) helps, not kill?

Prostatitis?: Could be a prostatitis. Symptoms often times refer to testicles, penis, urethra. Often times under treated with short course of antibiotics. Usually need 4 to 6 weeks of antibiotics like Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) bactrim, or doxycycline to adequately treat. ...Read more

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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

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I have small like pimple bumps in my pubic area that are filled with a hard white puss what is this?

I have small like pimple bumps in my pubic area that are filled with a hard white puss what is this?

Many possibles: Most likely these are hair follicles. Have they always been there, or is it something new? Have your doctor look at them if you're worried, or if they spread or hurt. ...Read more

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I have been noticing a lot of pimples in my pubic hair area, is this something normal? What can I do to stop it? Is this serious?

I have been noticing a lot of pimples in my pubic hair area, is this something normal? What can I do to stop it? Is this serious?

Infection: This is an indcation of some type of infection that is spreading from hair follicle to hair follicle and it needs to be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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I have pimple on my pubic hair area and they have pus. I don't shave, I do trimming. There are small white dots at the roots of my hair. What's it?

I have pimple on my pubic hair area and they have pus. I don't shave, I do trimming. There are small white dots at the roots of my hair. What's it?

Folliculitis: Which is an infection, Clean the area with soap and water and see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Shaved pubic area, pimple with pus head, popped it. Pimple stays, then 5 small blisters on penis. Scabs form next day, heal in 6 days, wife has hsv2?

& so do you.: Sounds extremely suspicious for description of herpetic lesions. You should either get blood test or get examined when blisters present again, so know & can get prophylaxis from outbreaks. ...Read more

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Hello. I noticed a red rash and small red pimples around my pubic hair area but not on my penis. What might be the cause of this?

Hello. I noticed a red rash and small red pimples around my pubic hair area but not on my penis. What might be the cause of this?

Folliculits: What you described suggest inflammation/infection of the hair follicles. Try to wash the area with soap a couple times each day and keep the area dry. If doing this for about 3 weeks does not solve the issue, please consult your doctor. If you are overweight, try to lose weight. ...Read more

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I have pimples and sores in my pubic area, what should I do?

I have pimples and sores in my pubic area, what should I do?

Please see your: Doctor for the proper diagnosis and treatment. This cannot be diagnosed properly on this forum. ...Read more

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I shave my pubic area and renectly I've been getting pimples down there, why is this, and how can I treat it?

I shave my pubic area and renectly I've been getting pimples down there, why is this, and how can I treat it?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis usually goes away by itself in 14 days. You might try shaving in the same direction as the hair grows (generally downward).Treatment can include warm compresses made with White Vineger or Burow's Solution twice a day. If it does not respond to this treatment see your PCP who can prescribe an oral antibiotics if necessary. Laser Hair removal at your GYN or a Helath Spa
might be better 4U. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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