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Thanks for your question.
Are these pimples are itchy or painful?
they are not itchy at all, and they are only painful if i try popping them
Based on your description, this is likely hair follicle infection.
This is not a std.
as your girlfriend is also clean otherwise.
yeast infection unlikely.
heat and sweat make bacterial infection skin bacteria I mean more likely.
you can try topical bacitracin ointment twice daily.
Bacitracin is available over the counter.
alright, that sounds easy enough.. what would be the best brand to pick up? (over the counter means no perscription needed?)
no prescription needed.
bacitracin is available as such name
right on, although i am still a little worried... as it looks rather off putting. should i not be having sexual intercourse until they go away? and is there a way to know for sure if they are Follicle Infection?
is there a way to sent images?
yes you can upload here
Thanks for the picture.
It does sound like hair follicle infection.
You can still get checked for herpes virus if that is what you are worried about.
Herpes lesions look more red and more painful.
That is why I am not leaning towards that
and the ointment will make it go away? or just speed things up?(will they go away on their own)
ointment will help them go away sooner.
do these infections reoccure?
yes they can due to the heat anod sweat.
and shaving can worsen--so avoid shaving during the lesions.
thanks so much! and sex is not an issue?
not an issue
do not worry
also, as i was trying to remove a hair from one of the lesions, with tweezers i tried popping one, and the lesion came off... i removed it from the tweezers, and looking at it up close it was a like a hard, rubbery off white fatty... thing...it bleed but after a few hours it grew back (more red). would that fit the discription of the infection?
yes it does
alrighty, thanks!!! very much actually, i am much less worried!can i ask you one more question?
i have been coughing up phlem for over a month, not being sick at all. could that be a cause of my girlfriends yeast infection?or the phlem coughing + my infection = S.T.I.?
not at all.
this is likely allergy related.
seasonal allergies can cause this.
if you smoke cigarettes, that is another possibility
i dont smoke or drink. but i do have allergies and that makes a lot of sense...seasonal allergies AND dust mite allergies.. i guess i'll have to clean my house :)
yes that is likely.
you can try any anti histamine like Claritin
i will, my brother has what looks like a lifetime supply of allergy meds.thanks Doc, this was my first visit to the site and i can see myself coming back in te future!you're awesome!Sorry if i grossed you out at all.