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I have a few red bumps in my pubic area that together, no

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I have a few red bumps in my pubic area that together, no puss, and no itch. If I send a photo could you provide an opinion of these?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Photos attached
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
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Expert:  Anthony Bray MD replied 11 months ago.

Hello!

I reviewed your photos. It looks like folliculitis ...not any STD BTW...

You may benefit to apply Neosporin twice a day to clear this ...should take a week or a bit less I think

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Expert:  Anthony Bray MD replied 11 months ago.

Folliculitis is a bacterial infection which affects the pores at hair follicles ... It is common colonizing skin bacteria that usually cause this ... Strep species and staph aureus are common...

Expert:  Anthony Bray MD replied 11 months ago.

At times a topical antibiotic such Bactroban or Atabax may be prescribed .... At times an oral antibiotic may be prescribed ( Keflex, Biaxin, Cipro)

Expert:  Anthony Bray MD replied 11 months ago.

The second picture was very blurred ...I could not tell any detail from that one

Let me know if you have further details or questions .

I will be happy to get back with you by this forum or by phone is fine....

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Anthony Bray MD

Expert:  Anthony Bray MD replied 11 months ago.

PS -- clearer pictures may be helpful....

The bumps are not sore ? These have no blisters , right? One bump looked like more small pustule which would fit with mild cause of folliculitis ....

Again I think you can probably clear this on your own with application of Neosporin ointment twice a day to affected area for one week....

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
This may be better, no blisters. I did pick at the larger one 4 days ago when I first noticed it and it bled a little
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No blisters, not sore either. I did have an std test done earlier in the week and will have the results tomorrow. I panicked when I first saw a bump
Expert:  Anthony Bray MD replied 11 months ago.

Yes that is clearer --- Thank you!

I think this is a mild case of folliculitis. So as I said you probably may clear this with applying over the counter NEOSPORIN cream or ointment twice a day for 7 days. This should clearer it up for you. As I said these are generally skin colonizing bacteria that infect pores with hair follicles .. I don't suspect an STD here ....

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thanks Anthony, I have pretty sensitive skin so that's a relief.
Expert:  Anthony Bray MD replied 11 months ago.

You are very welcome! Let me know if I may be of further help!

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have a decent amount of acne on my butt, what's the best to clear up? I drive and sit behind a desk quite a bit. Could it be the laundry detergent?
Expert:  Anthony Bray MD replied 11 months ago.

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On the acne problem use a cleanser daily with a mild abrasive ( tons of products ) plus a topical antibiotic ... An oral antibiotic would be most helpful such as Doxycycline twice a day for about 2 months

The over counter regimen such as Proactive is very goog for over the counter regimen.( you don't think of it for this area but it would work) you may see your doctor or dermatologist for BEST help. An oral antibiotic course as I mentioned I suspect would do you the most good for this problem.

I hope that this is helpful for you. Let me know if I may be of further help. Best Regards!

Anthony Bray MD

Expert:  Anthony Bray MD replied 11 months ago.

PS --No I don't think laundry detergent is a problem related to the acne issue .....