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What causes dryness and irritation in pubic area?

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Posted on Wed, 23 Apr 2014
Question: Hi my pubic hair is very dry and irritated when its growing back
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Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard (11 hours later)
Brief Answer: Folliculitis is most likely responsible Detailed Answer: Hello Brown, Thanks for posting your query, I am pleased to be able to assist you. might be fungal as the infections of skin fungal can can cause this can use antifungal tab fluconazole once a wk for 6 wk apply antifungal ointment over hair for long time Actually, folliculitis is infection of the hair follicles usually be bacteria such as staph or fungal agents which often comes after shave or when hair falls off. Dryness or irritation or itchiness or redness are often symptoms that can occur when you have this infection. This could also be due to fungi infection especially when dryness is the main symptom. So yes, you could apply fluconazole cream or oitment to it (i.e if actually fungi is the cause). I often treat this by simply prescribing some steroid creams such as betamethasone 0.05% cream to most of my patients. After examining if I suspect it is bacterial infection, I just provide topical antibiotics. Maybe you could get a doctor to have a look if you are opportune, if not, you can apply the antifungal oitment on it. Hope this helps and wish you the best. Dr. Nsah
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Follow up: Dr. Nsah Bernard (37 minutes later)
Can i get those over the counter. And a specific name. The sympoms i get is jyst dry and itchy. When i shave im good once the hair startd to grow back its hell. I use veet to shave you think maybe that could be the problem
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Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer: Yes, it is possible to get OTC Detailed Answer: Hi, OTC depends mostly on the country where you are based. You could ask the pharmacist if it is possible to get OTC antifungal creams to apply on the dryness. They are also good oitments that can help with xerosis (skin dryness). Regards Dr. Nsah
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Follow up: Dr. Nsah Bernard (8 minutes later)
If you are suggesting yeast or bv its not went to the doctor and im clean. And thr part that itches is underneath, not where nikini line is or ontop
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Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer: ok that is nice Detailed Answer: Then it must be idiopathic xerosis that is the cause. Using antifungal or antibacterial creams will not be necessary. Some good oitments are available OTC that can help and that you should apply daily. Shampooing your pubic hairs can also be helpful in reducing the dryness and irritation. Regards Dr. Nsah
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Follow up: Dr. Nsah Bernard (33 minutes later)
Like steroidal cream, flutibact?
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Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer: Steroid creams could help Detailed Answer: Yes, those can help.
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Follow up: Dr. Nsah Bernard (1 hour later)
Thanks much aporeciate it
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Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard (41 hours later)
Brief Answer: Your welcome Detailed Answer: I am happy you are pleased.
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Follow up: Dr. Nsah Bernard (47 minutes later)
I have yet to get the cream. Can u give me the name of a specific ointment that i can use
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Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer: Apply betamethasone oitment Detailed Answer: Hello, You can get OTC, diprolene glycol oitment/cream to apply daily on affected area. Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Nsah Bernard (18 minutes later)
Is it possible to have yeast on the outside but not on the inside
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Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer: yes Detailed Answer: You mean on the skin and not inside? Yes it is very normal to have only skin yeast infection. Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Nsah Bernard (1 hour later)
Yh outside the vagina. Im starting to think thats what i have. But out side is nit irritated because i dnt get any. Discharge or anything. But i have rub some antifungal cream on it and also i have made an appointment with a gyno. Vrcause this have been happening threemonths now went to the doctor and i found out that i had bv got treated then was clean but this never go away i even took diflucon pill for two days but nothing happen is it possible that it is yeast but not on the inside but incthe outside but is just dry and itch amd irritant?
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Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard (30 minutes later)
Brief Answer: It is possible Detailed Answer: Hello, If you read my post earlier you would have noticed that I did mention a fungi skin infection. Yeast is a fungus that can grow on skin and cause irritation. It must not affect your vagina. The oitment I mentioned (diprolene glycol) earlier will help with this. If you can go to a pharmacist, you can procure that then apply. It will be hard for me to tell exactly what caused the lesion without seeing it, that is why you will need to see a doctor who can examine it and prescribe specific medication. Regards Dr. Nsah
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Follow up: Dr. Nsah Bernard (24 minutes later)
Ok i rub some antifungal monistat cream on it. Will that help until i see the doctor sat. Is it possible to to take a pelvic exam and it comes back neg and u still have yeast infection on the outside or the pelvic exam will detect both inside and outside
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Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer: yes it is normal because exams done inside Detailed Answer: It is possible for doctors to miss examine the pubic hair or vulvae while examining the inside. You can try monistat while waiting to see the doctor. It will help if it is indeed a fungi infection. Infection of hair follicles could also be by other microbes, yeast being just one of numerous types of microbes that can cause this. Monistat cream can also help with the irritation. So, yes, you can apply this. Regards Dr. Nsah
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What causes dryness and irritation in pubic area?

Brief Answer: Folliculitis is most likely responsible Detailed Answer: Hello Brown, Thanks for posting your query, I am pleased to be able to assist you. might be fungal as the infections of skin fungal can can cause this can use antifungal tab fluconazole once a wk for 6 wk apply antifungal ointment over hair for long time Actually, folliculitis is infection of the hair follicles usually be bacteria such as staph or fungal agents which often comes after shave or when hair falls off. Dryness or irritation or itchiness or redness are often symptoms that can occur when you have this infection. This could also be due to fungi infection especially when dryness is the main symptom. So yes, you could apply fluconazole cream or oitment to it (i.e if actually fungi is the cause). I often treat this by simply prescribing some steroid creams such as betamethasone 0.05% cream to most of my patients. After examining if I suspect it is bacterial infection, I just provide topical antibiotics. Maybe you could get a doctor to have a look if you are opportune, if not, you can apply the antifungal oitment on it. Hope this helps and wish you the best. Dr. Nsah