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Multiple small red bumps

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The day after I had sex these bumps started to appear. They are slightly itchy but nothing extreme. It's been 3 days and this is what they look like now. I had a very bad case of MC previously when I had mono, could it be the same virus? Or is it a rash from sweaty sex? Please help!
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Hello,
It can be due to folliculitis skin or due to irritated hair follicles. Keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics. Also wear loose-fitting cotton clothing and use an antibacterial soap or mild soap like dove. Avoid any kind of cosmetics. Topical antibiotics such as mupirocin or neomycin containing ointment are also useful. In case the symptoms persist then oral antibiotics may be needed. Please consult a dermatologist in that case.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.


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