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Rash break out after shaving. HERPES or RAZOR BURN?

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I am a 26 year old white male, and I just shaved my pubic area with a razor and had a rash break out. I can't tell if it's razor burn/bumps, pimples, or something worse. ... herpes. When i shave my neck similar bumps appear, but not to this degree. Also, 7 years old patientago i was diagnosed with muluscum in the same area, but I thought I was completely over that several years old patientago.

It seems to me from my picture that 90% of the bumps are harmless razor bumps, but the bigger ones, that look like pimples, have me worried.

Thank yout for your time.

Category: Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STD)Specialist

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Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
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Thanks for posting your query at

I can understand your concern.

These are indeed razor bumps. They are caused due to shaving. There are bacteria called staphylococcus which might enter the small abrasions caused by shaving and cause this infection known as folliculitis.

I would recommend application of mupirocin cream or neosporin cream twice a day on the affected areas.

This will help to resolve the rash.

Please let me know if you have any queries.

Take care,

Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar
Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
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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