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Pimples in pubic area, sore to touch, pus and blood filled. What could it be?

Hi, I have pimple like bumps on my pubic area from my penis up. They are sore to the touch and when popped there is a little puss and blood. I started out with one after shaving and thought it was just razor burn or a ingrown hair . When I popped it several more came up and they have not gone away. What could it possibly be? Please help!
Asked On : Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for writing to us.

The lesion is a Folliculitis in your pubic area. Folliculitis is inflammation of one or more hair follicles. This occurs due to infection of the hair follicles by bacteria. It might be precipitated by rubbing from clothing, blockage of the follicle, or shaving.

It is very important not to touch or burst the eruption you have. Everytime you do it, you are actually inoculating more bacteria from and into the surrounding area. Pubic region is an area more prone to contamination and infection.

For the treatment, you will need to visit a dermatologist who will prescribe appropriate oral antibiotics to eradicate the infection. A culture from a swab, taken from the swelling might also be required.

At home, can clean the area with normal saline and do a few warm moist compresses to reduce inflammatory swelling/pain. You can apply a topical antibiotic cream like Fusidic acid or Mupirocin 2-3 time daily.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Answered: Mon, 26 Aug 2013
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