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I have a single smallish itchy red spot on my groin. What do…

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I have a single smallish itchy red spot on my groin. What do you think it is?
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Health Professional: Dr. Owen, Doctor replied 8 years ago
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Hello,
Does this, burn, or is it painful?
How long have you had this?
Are you sexually active?
How big is it?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Hi

On and off painful - itchy, not particularly burny

A day or so

Yes

pin prick size

Thanks
Health Professional: Dr. Owen, Doctor replied 8 years ago
Are you in a monagamous relationshiop?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
No - I had sex with a third party Friday
Health Professional: Dr. Owen, Doctor replied 8 years ago
Hello,
This could be a STD - such as Scabies or pubic lice, this would be a bit early for herpes to appear or even HIV, but this could be an infection such as from a hair follicle, this could also be just an irritation. You can try using something such as bacitracin or a hydrocortisone cream, and if it does not get better I would recommend getting an appointment to see your doctor. Also, since you are not in a monogamous relationshiop, I would recommend being tested for HIV in 6 weeks.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Thanks
I do get a lot of ingrowing hairs in my beard. Plus it is currently v hot and sticky here.
If it was STD related would there be several spots?
Health Professional: Dr. Owen, Doctor replied 8 years ago
Hello,
It could be, but a single small spot, is usually just an infection such as from ingrown hairs.
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