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.
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
#

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


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
#

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

Hi doctor,

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

Dr. Sandeep Golla

Dermatology Venereology
#

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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