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I shaved my genital area about a day ago and the next day i woke up to find what looks to be a small pimple. Should i be worried?

I shaved my genital area about a day ago and the next day i woke up to find what looks to be a small pimple. Should i be worried?

Razor burn: What you have goes by many names, including razor burn, folliculitis barbae, pseudofolliculitis barbae, shaving rash, razor bumps. It is not uncommon and it is not serious. Is it still there? If so, applying some otc antibiotic ointment may help it resolve. ...Read more

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I have 2 small red pimple like bumps on my genital area and I was wondering what they might be?

I have 2 small red pimple like bumps on my genital area and I was wondering what they might be?

Many possibilities: Herpes is often a consideration for pimple-like genital lesions. However, a lot depends on details: Exact location? Evolution from red bump to blister to pimple or sore over a few days, like herpes. Unchanging bumps over 2+ days not herpes. Actual pimples, warts, and molluscum contagiosum may be possible. Sexual risks of course make a difference. Stop guessing and see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had pimples on my buttlock and near my genital area that were a little painful so i shook it off, later it turned into abrasions??

I had pimples on my buttlock and near my genital area that were a little painful so i shook it off, later it turned into abrasions??

R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion . Keep the area clean and apply topical antibiotics. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs. F/U with your doctor for an exam ...Read more

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I have recently seen some bites on my upper thigh and even a couple on my genital area and they look like small pimples and itchy with redness?

I have recently seen some bites on my upper thigh and even a couple on my genital area and they look like small pimples and itchy with redness?

Many possibilities: Any of several skin conditions could cause this. Although people often assume insect bites, it's an uncommon cause. But I do wonder about scabies, or perhaps pubic lice (crabs). Or folliculitis, i.e. hair follicle inflammation, especially if you shave the area. No STD is a likely cause. See a doctor or clinic if more spots keep appearing or if not clearing up in a few days. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have little bumps around my genital area. Can you describe the differences between herpes and razor burn? The bumps are small like pimples.

I have little bumps around my genital area. Can you describe the differences between herpes and razor burn? The bumps are small like pimples.

See doctor: Herpes typically starts as a blister that then turns into an ulcer/sore and is painful. Genital warts can appear like small bumps, as can molluscum. Razor burn can also appear like small bumps. You need a physical exam to determine what these bumps are. ...Read more

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Can you get pimples on your genital area?

Can you get pimples on your genital area?

Sure: 'pimples' in the genital area are generally not related to acne. Usually they represent a blocked sweat duct. Risks include poor hygiene, unclean underwear and shaving the hair. Stis, especially herpes, can be the cause. Larger 'pimples' could represent a sebaceous cyst. Women can develop bartholin's or skene's cysts. Rare autoimmune dx's present with genital bumps, hidradenits suppurativa. ...Read more

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