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Painful lumps? boils? down below...

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lillysmummy16 Fri 20-May-16 00:10:22

I get painful puss filled lumps around my pubic area and wondered if anyone else suffered the same and had a magic cure?

I'm pretty sure it started when i shaved with a razor quite a while ago, the lumps seem to form in the hair follicles...

I've tried everything i can think of but they just keep coming back. This has been going on for quite a while now and i'm at a loss.

pippistrelle Fri 20-May-16 14:42:36

Sounds like ingrown hairs.

NattyGolfJerkin Fri 20-May-16 14:46:47

I would agree with ingrown hairs.

Try using hair removal cream (veet/nair type thing) and use TendSkin or go over with a salicylic acid wipe/pad afterwards to exfoliate the pore and prevent hair getting trapped under the skin.

Imnotaslimjim Fri 20-May-16 14:49:04

Are they simply pus filled pimples or do they get hot and red before you burst them? I suffer hidrenatis superativa (don't google that if you're eating or easily queasy, you've been warned!!)) and it started with small boils.

FoggyMorn Fri 20-May-16 14:59:44

Could be HS, as a pp suggested. I used to get this mostly underarm but occasionally in the groin area. Very painful and each one could last for weeks or month. The condition tends to get worse over time.

Interestingly, mine resolved completely (and never returned) within 3 months of adopting a gluten free diet about 6 years ago for other reasons (actually a whole lot of skin issues I thought were all unrelated, all went away!).

Worth a try?

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