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Severe blackheads on groin area, seem to grow out of follicles with black sheath at the base of hair. What could it be?

i get a lot of blackheads in my groin (female, 29). basically my pubic area below the navel. they aren t infected or super huge, but they seem to grow out of follicles that have 2 hairs and what seems to be a black sheath type thing at the base of the hair. it doesn t horribly impact my life, but they are kind of gross.
Asked On : Mon, 24 Sep 2012
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Thanks for the query.

Probably you are suffering from a condition called as trichomycosis axillaris.

It is a bacterial infections and is seen along hair mainly in groin and axilla.

A photograph would have helped me in giving a closer diagnosis.

Treatment is with topical antibiotic cream.

Please meet a dermatologist for exact diagnosis.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you a good health.
Thank you
Answered: Wed, 4 Sep 2013
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