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Folliculitis at private area causing itching and red bumps

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: September 12, 2021 2:53 PM
Anonymous 11 months

I am a female, 23 years old, now facing Folliculitis problem at my private area. After done some research from internet, I found that it maybe cause by inappropriate shaving. Now my condition are itching and have small red bumps. Please recommend some oral medicine and cream to apply. Thank you

Dr Sashini Seeni 11 months
General Practitioner

Hello, thank you for your enquiry.

For your information, self-diagnosis is not recommended as false diagnosis may happen sometimes and cause worsening of the condition.

However, if you confirmed you have folliculitis, you may apply a warm, moist washcloth or compress over the affected are to ease the pain and itchiness. Keep the affected area clean and apply soothing lotions to reduce the risk of infection and to prevent further irritation. Take oral antibiotic such as penicillin or apply local antibiotic cream to the affected area may be the primary plan. If after antibiotic treatment and the folliculitis is not healed, an interventional method may be needed.

Please do refer this matter to a doctor before you start any oral medication, do have a proper advise and doses of medication to take for your condition.

For more information, you may contact us for an online consultation for further assistance as well.

Thank you, we hope our answer has been helpful.

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Last Updated: Sun Sep 12 2021 14:53:53 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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