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I get very bad red itchy bumps after shaving my pubic area which I believe is folliculitis. Should I just pluck the infected hair out?

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Dr. Derek Skinner
Family Medicine
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In brief: Folliculitis

You are correct about the folliculitis.
However, I don't recommend wasting your time plucking them out individually. If you are going to pluck them you might as well wax and save yourself time. There is no scientific benefit of shaving vs waxing for the removal of hair. Always monitor for infection.

In brief: Folliculitis

You are correct about the folliculitis.
However, I don't recommend wasting your time plucking them out individually. If you are going to pluck them you might as well wax and save yourself time. There is no scientific benefit of shaving vs waxing for the removal of hair. Always monitor for infection.
Dr. Derek Skinner
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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine

In brief: Not a good Idea.

You may aggravate the infection.
Keep Clean and dry, You may need either Topical or oral Antibiotics.

In brief: Not a good Idea.

You may aggravate the infection.
Keep Clean and dry, You may need either Topical or oral Antibiotics.
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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