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Hi, I have what looks like a pimple or ingrown

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Dr. Kakkar S.

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Posted on Sat, 22 Dec 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi, I have what looks like a pimple or ingrown hair on the base of my penis. Just want to get an opinion on what it looks like. I have no STD (I know that doesnt mean much) Last time I was active was in Early September. I have a few pictures. Not sure if a dermatologist or urologist is needed.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Regarding your genital lesion

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service.
I have read your query and viewed the image.

Yes, it does seem like either an ingrown hair or bacterial folliculitis.

Does it pain? How long since you have it?

Hope to assist you further.

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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 8 minutes later
Thank you.

It has been about 10 days now I think. I saw online that in some cases it can take 3-4 weeks. No pain.

I had shaved the area with a metal trimmer (electric) But I just want to be safe.

I saw that Castor Oil can help, or any other advice?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 6 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Use a topical antibiotic ointment

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for the details.

I suggest you use an OTC topical antibiotic e.g either Neosporin ointment or Mupirocin 2% ointment, twice daily for a week.

Let me know if you need any more assistance

Regards


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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 9 minutes later
Thank you very much!
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 18 minutes later
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You are welcome

Detailed Answer:
thank you for writing to us.

Take care
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