I have chronic issues with ingrown hairs, little "pimple-like" things around my vaginal area. I've had them since I was 16, I'm 28 now. I've talked to a Gyno about them, and he said they may be Herpes (which was strange...I was a virgin at the time...scared me nonetheless) but he later confirmed it was folliculitis, or ingrown hairs. I've accepted this fact, and maybe I don't have a horrible disease...I'm paranoid and jump to conclusions.
Anyway, I am a clean person...I bathe every day, pay special attention to that area, I have safe sex, I'm not a "sporty" person, so I don't sweat profusely...so why does this problem persist? Is it my soap, perhaps? Maybe there's something I'm missing. Does anyone know of anything that may alleviate the problem?
I'm worried I could be with someone and he could mistake an innocent bump for an STD. I'm kinda paranoid of it because the bumps are red and itchy. I won't even shave completely bare because then I'm afraid you can see scars and stuff.
Maybe I think too much about it. Thanks for any help.