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Large pimple in pubic area after shaving.

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Hello,
my issue is concerning the pubic area above my penis. Last time I shaved I seemed to have gotten a bad irritation on the skin. Large pimples that seem not to go away. I did have intercourse with a person that I am not familiar with around the time that i shaved. It's been about 7 months and the irritation seems not to be getting better. I've tried using tree tea oil to treat it but not much has changed. I can send a picture if that would help.

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Expert:  Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar replied 4 Days.

Hello

Thanks for posting your query at DoctorSpring.com

I can understand your concern.

You seem to be having a very severe furunculosis which is a bacterial infection of the skin.

Tea tree oil won't be effective in resolving the infection. You will need a course of oral antibiotics like azithromycin. Application of mupirocin cream twice a day will further aid in healing. It will be best to avoid shaving of the area till the time the lesions heal.

You will need a prescription from your doctor for the medications.

Please let me know if you have any queries.

Regards.


Patient replied :

Thank you so much for the response. You have put my mind at ease. I will get the medication as soon as possible. Just to confirm though, it is not an STD right?


Expert:  Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar replied 3 Days.

Hello.
Thank you for the follow up.
No no it is not an STD. It is a bacterial infection, an infection of the hair follicles.
Please start the medicine soon and update me in a couple of days time.
Regards.


Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar
Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
Experience: 
Diploma in Dermatology - Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Glasgow, UK , 2010
Residency - DNB, Dermatology -  K.J Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai, 2009
Medical School & Internship - MBBS - Dr. D . Y . Patil Medical College, Mumbai, 2004
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