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I have what looks like folliculitis in the genital area how is it treated or what are the signs that is what it is and not an STD it doesn't itch/hurt?

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In brief: Folliculitis

Folliculitis will usually be more inflamed than something like molluscum. If it does't hurt or itch that does point toward more benign things.
And if you shave in the genital area that would suggest something infectious. However, this should be evaluated.

In brief: Folliculitis

Folliculitis will usually be more inflamed than something like molluscum. If it does't hurt or itch that does point toward more benign things.
And if you shave in the genital area that would suggest something infectious. However, this should be evaluated.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology
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In brief: Molluscum

It certainly could be folliculitis.
If you look closely you may be able to see if there's a hair at each site. Molluscum contagiosum is a contagious viral eruption that could look like folliculitis but would tend not to be related to hair follicles. They're usually small, pink or white bumps and generally don't hurt or itch.

In brief: Molluscum

It certainly could be folliculitis.
If you look closely you may be able to see if there's a hair at each site. Molluscum contagiosum is a contagious viral eruption that could look like folliculitis but would tend not to be related to hair follicles. They're usually small, pink or white bumps and generally don't hurt or itch.
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