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Little red bumps
Beckylance posted:
I recently shaved my downtown area, everywhere. I also shave my legs. But there are bumps all over down there. And they hurt VERY bad. They did look like little pimples but now they all have like scabs on them & they hurt when i pee & everything, what should i do? Should i be worried.
Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
This could be a condition known as folliculitis- which is a result of inflammation or bacteria getting trapped in the hair follicles.

For 7-10 days try using benzoyl peroxide wash and 1% hydrocortisone cream. If that does not help you need to see your doc for a bacterial culture of the lesions and potential oral antibiotics
Dr. Mohiba Tareen
Tareen Dermatology, Roseville, Minn
Castle Connoly's America's Top Cosmetic Dermatologists
Adjunct Assistant Professor Univ of MN Dept of Dermatology

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