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I know that every guys has those little bumps from

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I know that every guy's scrotum has those little bumps from which each hair protrudes. Two of my bumps, near where by scrotum meets my leg, are red right now, like a clogged gland or something. It doesn't really itch, but when I scratch on that small red part it feels a bit more sensitive. I saw it last night and it looks like it will be gone probably within a day or two. I have had a doctor look at the same thing before but I just want to know what it is.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil Kumar replied 10 months ago.
Hello,
Any history of unprotected sex?
Any discharge?
Are these bumps painful?
Burning and pain during urination?
Have you tried any medications?



Thanks.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

no discharge, not painful, not unprotected sex in over two years, no burning or pain, no medications


 


this is the same thing i had a doctor look at before and he said it was like either jock itch or a clogged gland i think it was

Expert:  Dr. Anil Kumar replied 10 months ago.
HelloCustomer
Thanks for providing more information.


Probably these are hair follicles which are infected.
Medically this is called as folliculitis.
Folliculitis starts when hair follicles are damaged by friction.
Bacteria often enter through a small opening of a hair follicle.
Folliculitis is usually caused by staphylococcus aureus.Heat and sweat can aggravate folliculitis.
Folliculitis is treated with topical antibiotics.
Treatment may include antibiotics applied to the skin (mupirocin).


I hope this helps.
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