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Small dry red spots in scrotum after shaving. Cause?

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Hi. I'm 37, male, Caucasian. I practice safe sex.

After recently shaving my scrotum (a bit roughly), I noticed a small spot a few days later. It went away nicely within 48 hours after putting some anti-biotic cream. As it went away, it seemed to dry, have a small red crater and disappeared with no scaring. A few days later a larger spot appear nearby around my hairs (scrotum area near shaft). It looked very similar, a bit larger, red and round. It looks filled with some liquid. It has been around for 6 days. I've not tried to pop it. Nothing else has appeared.

There is no pain, no itching and not other symptoms. I'm traveling and can't see a regular doctor.

Category: Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STD)Specialist

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Thanks for posting your query at

I can understand your concern.

It to be a bacterial infection that you have developed.

I would request you to send a picture.

Meanwhile, I would recommend that you take a short course of an oral antibiotic for a week.

This will help in resolving the bacterial infection.

You will need a prescription for the antibiotic like azithromycin.

You can apply neosporin/muciprocin cream over it twice a day which will help in resolving the infection too.

Please let me know if you have any queries.

Take care

Patient replied :

I've attached a couple. Thanks!

You can apply Mupirocin as mentioned and also take Azithromycin.
It will resolve in 3-4 days time.

Patient replied :

Thanks. I'm not sure I'll be able to see a doctor in the next 2 weeks. How urgent is this and can I get something over the counter in the mean time?

No, unfortunately, OTC won't help here.
It needs Mupirocin ointment.
If not, you have to just leave it alone, ensure the area is clean and avoid friction.

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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