I razored my area above my penis I now have an infection,what has developed is a persay ingrown hair.The location has developed a acne like form .I pierced the area and forced out puss. Now the areas infection has developed a puss sack which was removed .I cleaned the area with some peroxide and now I do not feel as much pain or pressure. What else should be done.
This could be folliculitis secondary to the shaving.
In most individuals there are outbreaks of folliculitis from time to time.
Folliculitis is infection and inflammation of the hair follicles. The condition may be superficial (i.e., on the surface of the skin) or deep within the follicles.The most common cause of folliculitis is infection by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus.
Folliculitis symptoms can appear independent of infection. Exposure of the skin to certain chemicals, especially oils and tars, can trigger an outbreak. People with depressed immune systems, diabetes, or obesity have a greater risk of contracting folliculitis than the general population.
Individuals who are predisposed to folliculitis should be extremely careful about personal hygiene. Application of antiseptic washes may help prevent recurrences. A topical antibiotic cream, mupirocin (Bactroban®), has been effective. It is applied twice daily for a week and is repeated every 6 months.
Some stubborn cases of folliculitis have been responsive to laser-assisted hair removal. This process uses a laser to destroy the follicle. This reduces the scarring that results from folliculitis.
Let us know if you need any other information and consult a skin specialist if the lesion is persistent.
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