Pubic area infected blisters - Zit, ingrown hair or STD?
3 days ago my pubic area, right above the penis got scratchy, then red and now it seems to be 3 or 4 clustered blisters that are infected. They look and feel like zits, but it's odd that they're grouped like this.
Some yellow fluid came out when I squeezed one of them followed by a little bit of blood.
- It itches a bit sometimes, but not too much. It does not hurt when I scratch, it's not herpes (I know, I have it in my penis sometimes and these blisters look and feel different).
- I've been using a cream for infected zits (nebacetin), it does not seem to be helping too much.
- I've been with the same sex partner for around 2 years (girlfriend).
- I haven't used any different substances, and I haven't shaved it for months, it's quite hairy now.
I didn't find any STD's that match it, the closest thing would be an ingrown hair, but I also find it very unlikely to happen at 4 neighbor follicles at a time.
I am also currently travelling and won't be easy to set an appointment with a doctor for the next 2 weeks. The pharmacies here won't sell most antibiotics without a prescription.
Any advice apart from anti bacterial soaps and keeping the area clean and dry?
You probably seem to be suffering from folliculitis. Folliculitis is a skin infection localized to the hair follicles. It causes multiple, small red bumps at the site of a hair follicle. There may be a tiny blister filled with pus at the top of the bump. The treatment of folliculitis is application of moist heat, salt water compresses and topical antibiotics. Wash your hands frequently to avoid spread of infection. You may try using over the counter hydrocortisone cream to relieve itching and inflammation .Do write to me again.
Best luck and regards!
After reading about folliculitis I learned that it may be triggered by friction, and now I'm almost sure that it was during intercourse, my girlfriend likes a position on top that has a lot of friction (even hurts sometimes) exactly in the area that I have the bumps.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.