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Red Spots in pubic hair

Hello,
About three months ago I did some shaving and trimming in my pubic area, I also stupidly shaved the base of my penis completely.  A  few days later, as the hair began to grow back, I noticed 2 raised bumps on the base of my penis where I'd shaved. They looked like ingrown hairs, they became pimple like and I tweezed the hairs at the root of the pimples.  These ingrown hairs then went away. I continued to shave the area, not completely, but just sort of thin it out.
A day or so later I noticed a small spot (not raised) on my inner thigh (another place I had shaved) the spot was a pinkish brown color and less than 1mm in diameter.  It was not noticeably itchy and figured it was just some sort of irritation and left it alone.
About a week ago I noticed a spot of the same color about 2mm away from the first one more towards my pubic area.  This one, however was bigger (2mm in diameter.) The bigger one is a defined circle, about the size of a penny.  At this point I took a closer look and noticed a smaller one (1mm diameter) right next to the bigger one.
I've been watching these 3 spots for the past week and they may have gotten a bit darker.  The smallest one, will some times itch a bit, but other than that they are pretty painless. All of these spots are covered by hair follicles.  The area where the hair enters the skin is a bit lighter.  I guess they could be characterized as "scaly" or "dry" although I have not noticed any peeling on them.
I stopped shaving about a month ago and have developed some ingrown hairs in the area as a result, but no other spots.

Is it possible that I caused an infection or irritation by shaving down there?

I'm mainly concerned about the larger red spot, could it be some kind of skin irritation due to the shaving?  If so is there an ointment to use that might clear it up?

What do the spots sound like to you?


Thanks so much,
-John
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The spots sound like inflamed follicles secondary to shaving.  The inner thigh spot is probably just folliculitis.

I advise you to leave the area alone.  If the red marks don't go away on their own in a week or two, you can ask a doctor to have a look.

As for clearing it up, time will take care of that.  Best to just leave it alone, I think.

Take care.

Dr. Rockoff
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hi
A while back i shaved the base of my penis to rid of growing hair i think it was after this when the hair grew back spots it seems only at the base of the penis came and has spreaded only where my pubic hair is and seems only at the roots of my pubic hairs what is this is it a rash, spots etc.they're spots (hard under the skin and only on the skin)and some have a yellow heads but unlike normal spots they have not gone i have left them and cleaned them but they wont go can u diagnose wat this is and is there a cure or lotion i can have to clear this up. i havnt been to a doctor(i seem embarassed)and havent had sex so its not STD can u help me?
thanks for your time
yours in anticipation-james 24
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hi
A while back i shaved the base of my penis to rid of growing hair i think it was after this when the hair grew back spots it seems only at the base of the penis came and has spreaded only where my pubic hair is and seems only at the roots of my pubic hairs what is this is it a rash, spots etc.they're spots (hard under the skin and only on the skin)and some have a yellow heads but unlike normal spots they have not gone i have left them and cleaned them but they wont go can u diagnose wat this is and is there a cure or lotion i can have to clear this up. i havnt been to a doctor(i seem embarassed)and havent had sex so its not STD can u help me?
thanks for your time
yours in anticipation-james 24
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Hello,
My girl friend shaved her pubic hair just above her clitorus (vagina) and after she shaved it, the very next day it turned all red and it started to itch. I believe its a rash from an iritation of the skin. Since she didn't put any lotion or powder after she shaved that might be it. She did cleanse the area where she shaved. It has been a week now and its all red, itches, and whenever she touches it it really hurts for her. I told her to moisturize it with lotion and put some cortizone creme on it to make the rash go away. I was wondering what else can I do to help her cure this rash. She was also using a sharp razor. Thank you and thanx for reading my Post.
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Hello,
My girl friend shaved her pubic hair just above her clitorus (vagina) and after she shaved it, the very next day it turned all red and it started to itch. I believe its a rash from an iritation of the skin. Since she didn't put any lotion or powder after she shaved that might be it. She did cleanse the area where she shaved. It has been a week now and its all red, itches, and whenever she touches it it really hurts for her. I told her to moisturize it with lotion and put some cortizone creme on it to make the rash go away. I was wondering what else can I do to help her cure this rash. She was also using a sharp razor. Thank you and thanx for reading my Post.
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I shaved my entire pubic region for the first time about a week ago, and in the last week I've gone through hell and come out the other side. It's time to seek help. Within the first 24 hours I experienced an itchy sensation unlike anything I thought was possible. Red zit like growths started popping up EVERYWHERE in the shaved area. I figured this would die down if I just stuck with it, plus the itching sensation only gets worse If don't shave, so I've shaved once a day since. I thoroughly wash and mosturize the area 3 times a day, and still the problem has remained, maybe even worsened. I nearly vommit just looking at my penis these days... well, actually, the penis and sac are fine, other than some very minor irritation at the base of the shaft, but the surrounding area is the most disgusting thing I've ever seen. The red spots are EVERYWHERE! No matter how delicately I shave, a few of them burst into bleeding every day... And if I don't shave, I'm afraid I'll itch myself to death! HELP! FAST! PLEASE!
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