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Hi About 3 weeks ago i noticed some small red spots underneath

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Hi
About 3 weeks ago i noticed some small red spots underneath my pubic hair and in the hair underneath my belly button. My pubic hair was quite long as i had not shaved it for a while so i decided to shave it as i thought that the sweat etc could be the cause.

Apart from a few spots being about the size of a penny coin, the rest are the size of very small dimples and some you can hardly see. They are red with a very tiny white head on them, which when picked do not produce any puss but just bleed slightly. They do not itch or cause me any discomfort.

What could be the cause and potential treatment.

Thanks
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello from JA
Folliculitis is possible.
Acne is possible.

Can you attach a picture
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
How can I send picture on this response?

Many thanks
Patrick
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 3 years ago.
Customer service can help you, or, you could up load to a site like photobucket.com and give me the link
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
http://s1330.photobucket.com/user/Gnomi123/library/

Hopefully this will work?!
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 3 years ago.
OK
These look like small pimples, cysts or possibly infected hair follicles...they do not look like herpes or STD
I can not enlarge the photo enough do other possibilities could exist, such as musculosum contagiousum, which is cause by a virus.

I would start daily scrubs with Ivory doas and try some salicylate cream OTC, but see your doctor monday.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Sorry what is ivory doas and salicylate cream?

Kind regards
Patrick
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 3 years ago.
Ivory soap
Salicylate cream is available at the drug store.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Please could you give some alternatives to the creams as the ones suggested are only available on prescription

Kind regards
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 3 years ago.
You should not treat this on your own.

Not until it is identified by your doctor.

Start with the soap scrub.

If you need a salicylate cream that is what you need, there is not a good alternative although some soctors will use a prescription antibiotic cream.

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