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Treat Pimple In Sensitive Area
Have a small red lump on perineum near anus. Been tested so not std. Sensitive to touch. Applied polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) to area. Cyst, hair follicle?
See a doctor.: If you have a simple abscess, hot compresses can help draw it to a head so it can drain. But there are lots of other possibilities for the condition you describe, and these can lead to scarring if not treated properly. You may need antibiotics, or a procedure to open or remove the lesion. Please see your primary doctor or a dermatologist for full evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. However,if you are removing hair from your genital area, by any means, stop doing that. Contrary to current customs, shaving of waxing your genitals is unhygienic. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
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
Slightly darker skin line ext both sides where butt cheeks meet. Dr said use antibact. soap and got dermatitis in crack. Rx'd 2.5% steroid in crack area. Rash gone. This looks re 'dirty' & dry skin. ?
How effective is the usage of benzamycin or cleocin-t in removing razor bumps on bikini area and armpits?
Are they infected?: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more
Can clindamycin cream really help to lessen a staph infection/boil of skin when applied early on (as a small pimple or red bump?)
Bug bite area that is red, itchy, warm to touch and swollen. The area is getting larger. What's the best way to treat?
Being treated for bacterial infection of vagina. Vulva area is red, and burns. What can I safely use on area to soothe the skin?
Think diaper rash!: If the vulva and perirectal area are this irritated, you might want to approach it like you would a diaper rash. For example, a&d ointment, zinc oxide, or dessitin are great "water-proofers." they may help protect the area while you have a chance to heal. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
Simple Care: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I applied undiluted savlon on my forehead to treat a minor scratch wound. Now the area is swollen and little bumps filled with water/pus have appeared?
Contact allergy?: If the vesicles only appear where the Savlon was applied and if they appeared 24-72hrs after, then my first suspicion would be a contact allergy to a component of the Savlon. ...Read more