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Hello and thanks for using JustAnswer. I will be glad to be of assistanceWhat you are describing sounds like bacterial infection of the skin called furuncle.Is there a photo you could post here?<br/Customer:it kinda looks like a scar now since i popped it a while ago
originally i thought it was an ingrown hair, due ti ots darker color and the fact it went away, but after shaving again the same spot was red againDermadoc :thanks for the photoits definitely a bacterial infection, which got irritated again after shaving.nothing worrisome.<br/Customer:ok thank god. how do i cure it?Dermadoc :i would recommend that you can apply neosporin cream over it twice a day.<br/Customer:I am only sexually active with one person for years. So i was scared and didnt know what do and i didnt want to confront her thinking she gave me something if she wasnt cheatingok how long till it goes away you think? Can it again return?Dermadoc :putting a triple antibiotic ointment would actually aggravate the bacteria as it contains a steroid cream.<br/Customer:i thought neo sporin is triple antibiotic ointment?thats what i useDermadoc :no,its not acquired sexuallytriple antibiotic ointment contains a steroid cream called cortisone, an antifungal cream and neosporin<br/Customer:how long till it heals? Will it return again?Dermadoc :it will heal in a week.<br/Customer:ok i started neosporin yesterdayDermadoc :it may not return again, however sometimes due to shaving, the bacteria gain entry into the skin through some erosion.<br/Customer:in the same place?Dermadoc :that causes this, that place is already susceptible.hence it can happen in the same place.<br/Customer:ok. Thank you!!! I am so relieved!what if it isnt gone in a week?could it then be something else?Dermadoc :it will go away, in case it doesnt you can use bactroban cream twice a day.it doesnt seem to be anything else right nowplease dont worry.<br/Customer:ok thank you. So if still there in a week, then use bactroban?Dermadoc :yes thats right.<br/Customer:ok thank you so much have a great day!Dermadoc :welcome