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Maybe folliculitis: Folliculitis is a condition that presents with tiny pustules at the roots of the hairs. It is particularly common on hairly areas that sweat a lot, such as chest and buttocks in men, and the skin folds (groin, armpits). There are effective topical and by mouth treatments. ...Read more
See your derm: Adult acne seems to be increasingly common and can cause red pustules and marks on the skin. Rosacea can also do this, as well as bacterial infections such as folliculitis. Depending on the cause, there are almost certainly good treatments, so seeing your doctor will allow you to get a diagnosis and treatment, which may include topical creams and possibly oral medicines. ...Read more
Either, or Worse: Either could cause the red pustules or you may have gotten infected hair follicles or skin glands, which may require medication. Do not reuse the razor, since if it is an infection, you can spread it to other areas. If the razor is causing burn or ingrown hairs, then it is dull and needs to be replaced. Keep the area clean, use antibacterial cream, warm compresses, but see doc if worse. ...Read more
I've had a red, itchy rash (thigh) for two months. 2 prescribed steroids-no relief. It's now painful and red with little pustules. Thoughts?
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