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Pubic Hair

Pubic hair is a terminal body hair present on the genital area of adolescents. It often develops in the scrotum of males and vulva in females. It is one of the secondary sexual characteristics developed in males and females after puberty. It usually occurs as a result of increased levels of androgen in males and estrogen in females.

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I have redness and itchiness in bikini line after using hair removal cream. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, A month ago, I used hair removal cream on my bikini line. My skin got irritated. I have been experiencing redness and itchiness on that area and my bikini line darkened really bad. What can I do to stop the irritation and lighten that area?  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the photo you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and it does look a lot inflamed. Please do not irritate or scratch the area for a few days. To reduce the inflammation you can use a steroidal cream and also take a short course...  Read Full »

Is trichomycosis pubis contagious?

Query: 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.  Read Full »

Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 chlorohydrat...  Read Full »

Is it bad to shave pubic hair often?

Query: Hello doctor, I remove my pubic my pubic hair often. However, lately I have come across some information on the internet where they try to give scientific evidence or studies or scientific view on why it is bad to shave pubic hair. Lots of the people have discussed about it, but they have not given ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The natural way like keeping pubic hair is good. Because, they maintain the temperature regulation of the genital area and act as a shock absorber from surrounding unexpected trauma. But, regular cleaning of this area is utmost important, which will protect your pubic ...  Read Full »

What are these red-headed pimples around the hair follicles in my pubic area?

Query: Hi, My pubic area have folliculitis. It looks like a skin infection. At first, it may look like small red-headed pimples around hair follicles. Please suggest something.  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. More information would be required to diagnose and treat correctly. 1. Please let me know your clinical history, including diabetes mellitus, immunocompromised status, or existing infections. 2. Is it only in the pubic a...  Read Full »

I had fungal infection on my pubic areas after which my skin color became dark. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor,I had fungal infection on my pubic areas. After the treatment it went away, but the skin is not good. The skin is loose and after cleaning the hairs or wash with water my ass has gone dark in some areas. All the areas are sweaty and gives a bad smell.  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your first query consult is on us! You can do the following: Wear loose cotton inner wears. Wear loose fitting clothes. See that there is adequate ventilation. Maintaining area dry is important to prevent recurrence, moisture, smell,pigmentation. Moisture rete...  Read Full »

Why is there a bump 1 cm away from base of penis in area of pubic hair?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a slight lump or bump in the area of my pubic hair, about 1 cm away from the base of my penis. What is it and what shall I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Usually, bumps appear in the pubic area due to infection of the hair follicles in the area (pubic hair folliculitis). This is very common and is not so dangerous. In some cases we need to administer antibiotics otherwise most of the cases heal on their own. Applying hot...  Read Full »

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