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I have small white itchy spots on sides of vagina after a Brazilian wax a week ago. Is there an over-the-counter remedy for this?

I have small white itchy spots on sides of vagina after a Brazilian wax a week ago. Is there an over-the-counter remedy for this?

It is most likey: A folliculitis if they r like small pimples. That's my best guess, keep clean with soap and water 2x per day and a form of antibiotic cream. I like a silver based cream because it takes care of fungus as well, but mix that with the Hydrocortisone cream. If not getting better u may need oral antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more

Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more


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I get a boil/hair bump in same exact spot in groin after Brazilian wax. Why? Not herpes.

I get a boil/hair bump in same exact spot in groin after Brazilian wax. Why? Not herpes.

Grooming: Grooming of the pubic hair area may be a risk factor for developing skin infections from herpes, molluscum contagiosum and bacterial skin infections such as folliculitis. One can also get contact dermatitis from the wax. As you can imagine, one must take precautions or use other methods if problems are caused. Meds are available for most complications see your MD. ...Read more

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Pus filled spots in the vaginal area, is this herpes? My friend has had then since she was a young girl they come usually after shaving. Help!

Pus filled spots in the vaginal area, is this herpes? My friend has had then since she was a young girl they come usually after shaving. Help!

Folliculitis: Pus filled spots sure do not sound like herpes. This common condition after saving with used or unclean razors is well known as your friend reassured you. There are many reasons fr simple folliculitis, but your doctor can help you get treatment. ...Read more

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I've been taking lymecycline for 2 months now and small spots have gone but I break out with larger pus filled pimples, should this happen?

I've been taking lymecycline for 2 months now and small spots have gone but I break out with larger pus filled pimples, should this happen?

Change medications: The drug you are on is a form of a tetracyclene. Ask your doctor about using either Doxycycline or Minocycline to see if that works better. If you have large painful pimples they can be injected with cortisone which does not get into your bloodstream but will make the pimples get much better overnight. ...Read more

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Why do I have yellow pus filled spots under my foreskin and at the base of my penis head?

Why do I have yellow pus filled spots under my foreskin and at the base of my penis head?

Pearls: You may have something known as penile pearls, which are harmless. But please go let a doctor take a look to be more certain it is not an infection of some sort. ...Read more

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I have very tiny, white (pus filled??) spots on my lips. They're in various spots & not painful maybe a bit tingly. They are under the skin. Ideas?

I have very tiny, white (pus filled??) spots on my lips. They're in various spots & not painful maybe a bit tingly. They are under the skin. Ideas?

Probably normal: This sounds like you are looking too closely and noticing normal sebaceous or sweat glands. Google "Fordyce spots" and see if they match what you are seeing. Probably normal and all is well. If in doubt, see your doctor -- but in the meantime, don't worry. It's very unlikely to be anything serious. ...Read more

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I keep getting deep red pus filled spots under my arms or near my side boob. What could cause these? They are rally annoying

I keep getting deep red pus filled spots under my arms or near my side boob. What could cause these? They are rally annoying

Deep red pus: Please call your doctor and explain your important issues. If you can be seen by the doctor today that's great. If you have to wait a day or two, please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility!

Hope all goes well! ...Read more

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I get itchy, pus filled, red-toned eruptions on my face, which then settle as these black spots. How can I stop it? And how to remove black spots?

I get itchy, pus filled, red-toned eruptions on my face, which then settle as these black spots. How can I stop it? And how to remove black spots?

Facial Eruption: Once a pore becomes clogged, it traps skin oil inside. Bacteria grows in this oil and can cause an inflammatory response in the skin. Acne lesions can be small and hardly noticeable, have a small white or black head, or can appear red with a white/yellow center. Sometimes a clogged pore will become so inflamed that it can lead to larger, more painful lesions called nodules or cysts. See your derm. ...Read more

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I have very tiny, seemingly pus filled bumps on my lips. They're in various spots & not painful but bit tingly and itchy. Allergic reaction? Herpes?

I have very tiny, seemingly pus filled bumps on my lips. They're in various spots & not painful but bit tingly and itchy. Allergic reaction? Herpes?

See doctor: They do not appear to be just herpes which usually involves part of the skin surface as well although it may be from another type of viral infection. If the problem fails to resolve within a week or getting worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has some red spots on the penis, which are not bumps, no pus filled and are patchy. No itching. I have itching around my mouth. HSV?

My boyfriend has some red spots on the penis, which are not bumps, no pus filled and are patchy. No itching. I have itching around my mouth. HSV?

Doubt herpes. Yeast?: This description doesn't sound at all like herpes. I would be more suspicious of a yeast (Candida) infection, especially if his red spots are on the head of the penis and he is uncircumcised. You both should see a doctor or clinic to check it out, preferably together. ...Read more

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I had a pus filled spot on the base of my shaft and I squeezed it & it popped, just wondering if that's normal or if somethings wrong, not an sti?

I had a pus filled spot on the base of my shaft and I squeezed it & it popped, just wondering if that's normal or if somethings wrong, not an sti?

Skin infection: Most likely an infected cyst similar to a pimple. Keep the area clean and if it is red, hot or tender go to an Emergency Room or walk in clinic. ...Read more

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I keep getting one pus filled spot/pimple in the same place on my back, its red and sore and always returns when burst.?

I keep getting one pus filled spot/pimple in the same place on my back, its red and sore and always returns when burst.?

Inflammed cyst: See a dermatologist to scrape it out and cauterize it. If is large it can be cut out and the skin stitched. Tricholemmal cysts of this sort are annoying but can be removed with ease. Antibiotics do not help. ...Read more

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I have a pus filled spot above my c section scar (4 weeks postpartum). The area around it has become red and swollen. Is this normal?

I have a pus filled spot above my c section scar (4 weeks postpartum). The area around it has become red and swollen. Is this normal?

No, see doctor: This is not normal. Pus and redness indicate infection. See a doctor as soon as possible. You may need an antibiotic or other treatment to get rid of the infection. Do not delay, infections tend to get worse if not treated. ...Read more

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Twice now, I've had pus-filled spot on gum, which quickly burst causing pain/sensitivity. 3 dentists, 2 x-rays showed no infection. Any idea of cause?

Twice now, I've had pus-filled spot on gum, which quickly burst causing pain/sensitivity. 3 dentists, 2 x-rays showed no infection. Any idea of cause?

Parulis fistula: Is a sign that there is chronic painless infection and your body is draining it out. They do not show up always on an x-ray. Unlike some other types of infection, a chronic gum abscess will not get better on its own. See a periodontist or endodontist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should women in their late 30's with children consider getting a Brazilian wax?

Should women in their late 30's with children consider getting a Brazilian wax?

Personal choice: This is a personal decision. Besides, no one will know except you and your significant other. ...Read more

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Brazilian wax vs bikini wax? Which is better?

Depends: It truly depends on how you are feeling and what you want to do. A bikini wax removes the hair around your bikini line, while a brazilian wax removes all the hair. ...Read more