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I have these red dots along my bikini line. They aren't

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I have these red dots...
I have these red dots along my bikini line. They aren't raised and don't itch or hurt. They kind of come and go and seem to get better with some Neosporin
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Dermatologist: Dr. Muneeb Ali, Doctor replied 1 month ago
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Welcome to JA and thanks for this question. I'm sorry to hear about your symptoms. The appearance of the dots in the pictures is most consistent with folliculitis which is a condition in which there is inflammation or infection of the hair follicles in the region. This can develop frequently in regions which are damp or are irritated the most, such as the bikini line. Usually, this can be prevented by keeping the area clean and avoiding dampness to settle in the area. This would be treated with the topical Neosporin in most cases which is enough.

The second possibility is that this could be due to a low-grade fungal infection which tends to develop in these regions as well. This would be diagnosed by a close clinical examination and then can be treated with topical antifungal medications.

Using OTC antihistamines like Zyrtec or Claritin would also be helpful in this situation.

However, this does look like folliculitis. If you have another picture which is less blurry I would be happy to evaluate that one for you as well.

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