Superficial Folliculitis

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The skin-colored bumps are getting darker. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I got skin color bumps all over my body which are getting darker after going away. I have attached the photos. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay Kumar

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Microbiologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have examined the pictures (attachments removed to protect patient identity) and noted your details. The description matches closely that of superficial folliculitis which is a low grade bacterial infection of the hair follicles and is recurrent in nature. For som...  Read Full »

I have a pimple on my crotch, which produces pus and blood. Is it an STI?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 years old female, who weighs 224 lbs, and I am 5.4 feet tall. I have what looks like a pimple on my crotch. It keeps coming back in the same spot and produces white pus and a lot of blood. Is there a chance I have an STI? I have had it since before I became sexually active. I a...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like superficial folliculitis, which might be caused by bacteria or fungus. Shaving or wearing tight clothes that rub the skin can irritate the follicles leading to folliculitis. Most l...  Read Full »

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