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Worried due to pus filled pimple around pubic area

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Hello...i have a pus filled pimple around pubic area, i am worried abt this, and no clue which doctor i should approach
Posted Thu, 11 Oct 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudarshan 23 minutes later
Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for writing in.

Thsse pimples can be furuncles, scabies, tinea infection.

Also I would like to know -

Since how long you had this?

Is it Itchy?Painful?

does it discharge pus?

what is its color like?

Any family member affected with same condition?

Can you upload photos of affected skin in good light?


Please upload photos and answer the above questions to help you better.

Meanwhile if these are the pustules you can apply T bact ointment over it.

Hope this helps.

Regards.
DrSudarshan
Dermatologist.
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Follow-up: Worried due to pus filled pimple around pubic area 16 hours later
Since how long you had this?

i have this pimple like say thrice or four time so far, after the pus discharge the wound heals by itself.

Is it Itchy?Painful?

Its not Itchy, but when i pimple bursts its painful as well painfull during pus discharge.

does it discharge pus?

yes

what is its color like?

Blackish
Any family member affected with same condition?

NO

Can you upload photos of affected skin in good light?

Atthaches.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudarshan 4 hours later
Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for the details.

Ive gone through your photo.

It appears to be folliculitis.

It is a bacterial infection of hair follicle caused by bacteria called staphylococcus aureus.

Treatment consists of oral and topical antibiotics.And oral analgesic anti inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen.

please apply Fudic cream over the affected area.

Also if you are getting these lesions repeatedly then a blood work up is needed.

Total blood count and blood sugar levels would be advisable.

Hope ive cleared your query.

If you need any further clarification do let me know.

regards.

DrSudarshan

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Follow-up: Worried due to pus filled pimple around pubic area 5 minutes later
Hello Doc,

One more query, the area where folliculitis has occured earlier after the pus drainage the skin under the wound is hallow. was wondering is this common?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudarshan 14 minutes later
Hi again XXXXXXX

When follicultis is not treated properly with antibiotics it leads to healing with scarring.

It has a hollowness in the skin due to scarring .

Hope this helps.

If you are satisfied with answer please accept the it and rate it.

If you need any skin related assistance I will be available .You can send query directly by ASK DrSUDARSHAN on query.


Regards.
DrSudarshan

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