Can whiteheads grow underneath pubic hair?
I found these things under my pubic hair that look for all the world just like whiteheads ? like the normal pimples I get. Is that what they are, or do I have to assume they're a symptom of an STI and get them checked out by a doctor?
Pimples and other skin rashes in the pubic area are a common skin complaint that sometimes requires medical attention. The doctors who will be qualified to discuss this issue with you include your primary care doctor. Pimples or whiteheads are common in the groin area due to sweating and clogging of pores by dead skin debris. The appear as swollen areas that are painful and have white liquid inside of them. The best approach to dealing with these is to avoid squeezing them as this can cause an infection. Instead, good skin hygiene should be used. Other possibilities for bumps in this region include genital warts, which are a sexually transmitted infection. Unlike pimples, warts are not painful. Also they are flatter and have a broad base, they are not warm or inflamed, and they do not have a white liquid inside. Warts are highly contagious and care should be taken when having sexual relations. Warts can be treated by your primary care doctor or dermatologist by freezing or several other methods. As always, the diagnosis and the management of your particular skin condition will require a physical examination by your personal physician. Scheduling an office visit with your primary care doctor is highly recommended.
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