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Sores On Pubic Area Symptoms
Antiviral 4 outbreak: If you have been previously diagnosed with genital herpes, an antiviral medication may be prescribed during an outbreak: such as oral valtrex (valacyclovir). If you haven't been diagnosed, further doctor evaluation needs to be performed regardless , to determine if it's a herpes outbreak or a combined genital infection. Herpes can be transmitted between individuals without symptoms. ...Read more
Mnay: First time around you may get systemic symptoms of fever, chills, malaise, an outbreak of numerous blister-like lesions on the genetalia which will rupture and leave very tender and painful ulcers which may last as long as 10-14days. The female genetalia may become swollen and tender to the point that she cannot walk. The man can develop severe swelling which may partially impede free urination. ...Read more
3 bumps in pubic hair area. Popped them. They are open sores with a white ring. No burning sensation, pain, sore only to touch. Folliculitus? Herpes?
Can't tell: You need to see a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Recurring blisters on my pubic area. Definitively stops before my penis and scrotum. Is this recurring shingles outbreak? Only on an area with hair
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
Not likely: A folliculitis is an inflammation of the follicles usually associated with superficial bacterial infection. Burning of the glans is likely due to another cause - maybe medicine you have been applying to your groin? Burning with urination is a different story and could be related to urinary tract infection or an std. ...Read more
Genital herpes symptoms: can u have swollen groin glands without skin blisters? Is this a genital herpes outbreak. I have pain on my left side only.
Cannot diagnose: Without seeing and examining you it is impossible to diagnose what is going on. See an ob/gyn doctor and get looked after professionally. Good luck. ...Read more
Shaved, pimple on penis shaft w/hair in center, blisters like papercuts 2 days later spread apart not on glans, no burn, itch or pain. Wife has hsv?
Herpes?: The pimple sounds like the inflammation around an ingrown hair which should resolve with warm to hot soaks frequently. Blisters on the penis usually suggests herpes infection, but this is unusual without any pain. If you applied any medication to the area this may be a topical reaction to that, or potentially to something your wife has been using for vaginitis. ...Read more
Hidradenitis: I would speak to your doctor about your general health. Are you diabetic? Are you overweight? People with hidradenitis supurativa get "pimples" in their groin and buttock and it is not related to weight or diabetes. I find topical antibiotics and/or fruit acid treatments help. I would see your family doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
How can you tell the difference between genital herpes and genital abscess located outside labia majora (my symptoms: blisterlike red, sore with pus)?
Chronic itching around pelvic area & into inner thigh closest to genital area. There's some swelling small bumps after scratching, leaves scars. Dry?
Fungal infection: Sounds like jock itch (tinea cruris). Caused by a fungus and results in red, itchy skin in the groin area that can expand onto the thighs. Most OTC anti-dandruff shampoos like Nizoral have ketoconazole in them that will treat the fungus. This shampoo can be applied in the shower. If this does not clear the infection, follow up with FP doc. ...Read more
Bumps on right thigh by the groin area and my thigh and bottom is sore. Why? No burning nor itching just sore. F/17
Bumps in Groin: There are a number of possibilities: hidradenitis suprativa which is genetic and produces cysts which can be painful, folliculitis which is inflammation of hair follicles, and staph abscesses. To make sure of the diagnosis, you need to visit a dermatologist so he/she can look at the lesions to make a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Folliculitis: Folliculitis, an inflammation, irritation, or infection of the hair follicles can cause this type of reaction. A more severe condition called hiradenitis supparativa can also led to acne bumps and cysts in this body area. Go to a board certified dermatologist for evaluation an treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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