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Painful, sensitve INGROWN HAIR in pubis. STD?

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this is located in my pubic area about an inch above my penis. at first I thought is was an ingrown hair but I have the scab now that has been there for 3 days. I don't have any other marks anywhere and it is extremely sensitive/Painful. I am wondering is this is an STD. I do not feel any other symptoms (feel healthy and normal) and have not been diagnosed with any thing of that nature before

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Expert:  Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian replied 4 Days.

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It is definitely not a sexually transmitted disease. This skin lesion can be best defined as dry scabbed wound. It might have occurred to boil/ insect bite or eczema.
Just do warm water compresses over the area and apply a steroid antibiotic cream like fluticasone mupirocin cream twice in a day. If at all you have noticed any ooze or discharge, then a small course of oral antibiotic like amoxicillin-clavulanic acid 625 mg can be taken three times in a day for three to five days.
The lesion should heal in a week. Do not try to remove the scab.
Hope this helped.
Take care

Patient replied :

After last night I dont know if im just imagining things but i feel it is slightly larger. I will be going to my doctor monday my qustion is should I seek attention sooner? I have attached a Picture and I had another MD say this was a foclliculitis? is that close to what you are saying it is? thank you

Expert:  Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian replied 3 Days.

You can visit your doctor on Monday till then just do warm compresses over the area.
Well, a boil is a form of folliculitis where there is a little pus formation around a hair follicle.
Hope it will make it clear to you

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