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Possible ingrown hair or wart?

Hi there,

Normally I wouldn't be concerned about a little bump but I was diagnosed with genital warts about four months ago (although I'd had them for three months prior) and my final treatment was two months ago.

This bump is on the labia majora where there's hair growth. I shaved over a week ago and this bump was not present but has since developed. It's fairly small and the colour of the skin surrounding it and has gotten smaller with heat. I did try to squeeze it (I know you're not supposed to) and I believe a tiny amount of pus came from the bump but it hasn't gone away in a week so I was wondering whether a wart has appeared? It doesn't look like the warts I had previously which had a pale appearance but it's a different area (they previously appeared around the perineum).

Thanks in advance!
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563773 tn?1374246539
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Hello,
It can be due to folliculitis or boil. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. Also wear cotton clothes. Application of mild corticosteroid cream prescribed by your doctor and oral antiinflammatories like ibuprofen/acetaminophen are also helpful.  Topical antibiotics such as mupirocin or neomycin containing ointment are also useful on the bump. If the symptoms are severe then it will be best to consult a dermatologist.

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.
1340994 tn?1374193977
I think it's a harmless ingrown hair or other blocked pore issue.  
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