However, ingrown hairs pose far less of a concern than does genital herpes, which can be spread from one person to another. Genital herpes lesions can be mistaken for ingrown hairs from shaving, as well as be confused for other conditions, such as a yeast infection, bladder infection, chafing from a bike seat or an allergic reaction to spermicide or condoms. Do Certain Vitamins or Supplements Treat Genital Herpes. About 3 months ago, I found a small bump on my labia,. I used to shave my genital area and now I have stopped..so I plucked what hairs I thought was causing the problem and again have been using hot compresses. So I plucked what hairs I thought was causing the problem and again have been using hot compresses. I recently just read however that many people mistake herpes for ingrown hairs. The only reason why it concerned me (since I shave my pubic hair sometimes and ingrown hairs are common on my sensitive skin) is because it’s larger than my other ingrown hairs. I had a small red bump on the crease where my thigh and. Responding first to the title you chose for your question, these things — wart, herpes, ingrown hair — really can’t be confused with one another.
Now, I am very prone to skin irritation and ingrown hairs. And I shave EVERY DAY in the areas I just mentioned (my private area, my inner thighs, and the surrounding areas) and I have always been prone to ingrown hairs, razor burn, and similar irritation) These blisters (which are absolutely painless btw) popped up in the exact area I had shaved that afternoon. That is not razor burn..razor burn does not ulcerate like that. Razor burn does not ulcerate like that. The other thought that I had was ingrown hairs or infected hair follicles? I know that the oral herpes virus recurs less ferquently in the genital region as is is predominantly found in the mouth – may I ask which one you contracted? And how long does a swab test take to come back? I’m in my mid-twenties from Ireland, and yes our sexual education is pretty abysmal. The first time my ex and I had sex, I had a red bump on my outer labia the very next morning. I am very succeptable to ingrown hairs since I shave so much, but normally they aren’t so red or irritated.
Dhruv Gupta, M.D. answered this Ingrown Hair: Causes And Treatment. 1 week ago i noticed a bump that resembles a pimple on the outer lip of my vagina the bump appeared one week after shaving the entire area hairless. Information on Ingrown Hairs from The Skin Center – Lagunaskincenter.com. Less common mimickers include chicken pox, herpes, pustular psoriasis, molluscum contagiosum, viral warts, Fox-Fordyce Disease, Graham-Little-Piccardi-Lasseur Syndrome, pruritic papular eruption of HIV disease, and erythema toxicum neonatorum. Razor burn can occur in men or women anywhere the skin is shaved: face, legs, underarms, bikini line and pubic area. Shaving too close, especially curly hair, may cause ingrown hair.
Herpes Or Razor Burn?
Herpes is a common, life-long infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) and generally transmitted through skin-to-skin contact. People may mistake their herpes outbreaks for insect bites, yeast infections, jock itch, ingrown hair follicles, haemorrhoids, abrasion or razor burn. Razor burn or razor bumps – Small, irritated red bumps that pop up due to trapped bacteria or ingrown hairs. Razor bumps can occur on or near the genitals after shaving. If you wax or shave, make sure to gently exfoliate the skin around the area to prevent in-grown hairs. When in doubt about whether it’s an ingrown hair or not, come in and we’ll tell you. I had puss bumps in my bikini area, & they haven’t gone away I’m guessing becus I keep shaving with a razor. In grown hair from razor herpes looks like skin being eaten and not pimples.