Q. There is a yellowish brown coating on my pubic and underarm hair. What could it be?

Answered by
Dr. Sandeep Golla
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 03, 2017 and last reviewed on: Aug 10, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am a 25 year old female. I noticed a yellowish-brown coating on my pubic hair and underarms. The affected area is smelly too. Is this something to be worried about? What medicine should I take? I have uploaded an image that is very similar to my condition.

Dr. Sandeep Golla

Dermatology Venereology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have seen the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and understand your concern.

  • It appears to be trichomycosis axillaris, caused by Corynebacterium.
  • Bath twice with Frolix soap (non-alkaline and skin friendly) and apply Aldry (Aluminium chlorohydrate) lotion twice daily on dry skin.
  • Keep the area dry at all times.

For more information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist



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Thank you doctor,

Do I need to use the Frolix soap every day? Can I use the Aldry lotion on pubic hair as well?

Dr. Sandeep Golla

Dermatology Venereology
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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Yes, you can.

For more information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist


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Hi doctor,

Will it infect my scalp hairs? If so, what should I do?

Dr. Sandeep Golla

Dermatology Venereology
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Your scalp will not get infected with this bacteria.
  • This is not a contagious problem, and it will not spread as well. Please do not worry.

For further doubts consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist


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