Do you shave in this area?
Yes, I have recently switched from waxing to shaving and have been getting more frequent ingrown hairs
My main concern is that the lesion could be herpetic
This sounds like a very minor problem – and sounds like a Staph bacteria infection – and what you can do is just apply Warm compresses and then use antibacterial soap when showering and then you can apply anti-bacteria cream such as Neosporin or Polysporin and this is available over the counter –
You just need to give this time and it will heal just fine – it will take about 2 weeks or so to totally heal.
This is not a herpes infection based on all you have said.
I wish you well
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What about the surrounding redness? It looks suspicious or like it could develop into bumps
if anything were to develop, do you know how long it would take? And I will apply the antibiotics as directed, thank you
That is Excactly why this is NOT herpes – hereps does not cause this – and why this is a bacteria infection – and very specifically a Staph infection –
Let's say I Have been practicing as an ob/gyn for over 20 years
and I must see this a few times per week, and more so as the summer months come along
this is so common to see
and honestly not a herpes infection in this area
Okay, thank you very much! I have an appointment in a few days as well, I was just really starting to get worried so I wanted some peace of mind. The sore looked like something I saw on Google Images so it had me very concerned.
You do not need to worry
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