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I went to charleston and swam in the water in the Bay Area

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I went to charleston and swam in the water in the Bay Area and noticed this a day or two later I have one sexual partner and she is clean. I am putting cortizone 10 on it and I feel a burning sensation when I do. Any suggestions Dr?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I do shave my pubic area too
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just today I've noticed my skin reddening around my neck and shoulders.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It doesn't burn I misspoke
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Welcome and Thank you for your query posted.

My name is***** and being a Skin, Hair and Nail specialist I would be able to provide you with an appropriate solution to your concern.

Please note that my Goal is to provide you with an Excellent Service .

Before I answer your question I would like to get some more information:

Do you have any history of lymph node swelling?

Do you have history of Diabetes?

Please note that the answer provided is for information purpose only and does not substitute a Doctor - Patient Consultation in Clinic

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No lymph node swelling and no diabetes
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Did you shave the hair from the area a week or less before the appearance of these bumps?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How would I know my lymph nodes are swollen I felt around the areas in my neck.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Do you feel any lumps around the neck? Can you feel them?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No lumps around the neck sir
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Have you tried applying Neosporin ointment on the area?

This is called folliculitis which is a bacterial infection and can be treated with a simple application above.

This is not a sign of STD or any other illness.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I haven't tried neosporin. Did you see what I tried already?
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Yes, you mentioned you tried cortisone.

The cortisone will or may worsen your condition.

I would suggest you to avoid cortisone.

Do try Neosporin. It is available over the counter.

Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Do you have any other antibiotic with you ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I went to urgent care day after I sent the question and they started me on sulfamethoxazole they gave me the same diagnosis you did sir. I wanted to get a second opinion too.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I didn't know what it was and I was worried
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I decided to go the next morning
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Do you Agree with what I have mentioned?

You do not need to take sulfa group of antibiotic.

You can start the application of the ointment I had mentioned to kill the bacteria.

You can also take Tylenol to reduce the inflammation in the follicles.

A safer antibiotic would be Erythromycin or Azithromycin.

Do you Agree with what I have mentioned?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I concur with your diagnosis doctor where can I get a prescription for either of those medications? I started to use neosporin yesterday and it seems like it's getting slightly better.