Hi all, I'm new here. 

For awhile I've had problems where I get horrible pimples around my pubic region. I attributed them to the Bath and Body works body wash. They had just changed their formula to the stronger smelling kind and it was reeking havoc down there. So I switched to Neutrogena body scrub and that worked wonderfully. The pimples were gone. 

However, now they've come back. I'm still using the neutrogena body scrub so I don't know why now they've come back. I've got this awful pimple there now. It's almost like a blood blister. It's purple and it hurts like hell when I try to squeeze it. It's sitting right under my underwear line. Can that have something to do with it? Am I wrong? Is it actually an ingrown hair?  It hurts too much to sit and scratch at it. So if it is an ingrown hair it's not going to come out anytime soon. 


This picture doesn't really show how purple it actually is but oh my gosh! It's horrible and I hate it. 

ok, it's now been fixed. The picture should show. 

19 Responses to Ingrown hair or Pimple?

  1. Srava says:

    People have posted pictures of there private parts here. As long as it’s under a cut, it should be fine.

    I’m sorry I have nothing to offer about the possible pimple except maybe put a warm/damp washcloth on it to try and ease the pain.

  2. Knuora says:

    pic is not showing up.

  3. Uoyco says:

    it is for me.

  4. Sronia says:

    That’s because the link is to a Gmail attachment– you can see it because you are logged in as a recipient/sender.

    You’ll have to upload the image somewhere (tinypic is anonymous) for others to be able to see it.

  5. Uoyco says:

    Ohhh ok. I’ll fix it.

  6. Uoyco says:

    Ok, I think I fixed it now. *fingers crossed*

  7. SseNope says:

    I get ingrown hairs on my legs where my jeans rub and irritate the skin. Perhaps the same thing is happening along your underwear line?

  8. Etafornia says:

    oh, i get *that* sort of thing.

    i’m not sure why i get them. what ends up happening for me is that it develops into a blood blister from an ingrown hair. eventually it pops (poor, poor undies!) and i can pull the hair…i’ve had hairs that were an INCH long corkscrewed under my skin that way! *shudders*

    i’ve gotten those little tiny bandaids and put a dab of neosporin on them then applied over the blister. (for me, i ask TheEngineer’s help on that task) yes, bandaids over hair suck…but if you SOAK the bandage off in the bath or shower they come off easier. even more so if you put some soap on the adhesive. 🙂

  9. KooClo says:

    Ahh I thought I was the only one who had the weird corkscrewed hairs! I’ve never told ANYONE because I thought it was seriously disturbing. I had one in the nipple area that was over an inch long when I finally got it out. I cannot unsee it. Oy.

    Heh. TMI. I’m sure.

  10. Etafornia says:

    heh. nope, you’re definitely not alone, my hubby gets them too. but he’s a big ol hairy beast and gets them on his back, and i have to take care of them. 😀

  11. Elteva says:

    If you start exfoliating the area every time you shower (you can find exfoliating mitts for only a couple of dollars) you should see an improvement. I get ingrown hairs quite often and exfoliating helps a lot.

  12. Kdgle says:

    Yup, I get these too, especially in places where my clothes rub. (Perversely, I also get them in the middle of my bizarrely large quadriceps muscles — where the fabric of my jeans rubs against my legs alllll day.) I also get the kind that I pull and “surprise!” it’s an inch long. I echo the exfoliating comments. Using a mitt would work, but I find that even better is the Target brand apricot face scrub with salicylic acid. I have lots of allergies, but for some reason this stuff doesn’t bother me. I put it on the ingrown-prone areas, let it sit for a minute or two, then rinse well. It’s super-helpful for these weird zits I get on my upper arms, too.

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  16. 64oTuT says:

    I get those as well. As much as it sucks, time and patience will take care of it. I tried to squeeze one and since it wasn’t ready yet it hurt like hell and seemed to set it back a little. Finally it just popped and I was able to actually squeeze out the goo easily.

  17. Sseiut says:

    It looks like an ingrown hair to me. It will just take time. You can apply compresses (warm and then cool) and also use a lotion with AHA to help speed the process.

  18. ang says:

    i wanna thank you all i had never gotten one before and it hurt like hell i didnt know what it was it freaked me out!!

  19. Kandice says:

    I have the exact same thing. And got checked 3 times an its just ingrown hairs.mine also turned like dark circles and if i pop them out comes blood even tho they hurt it helps them go away. I hate them but it only happens when i shave which sucks cuz its often. Doctor said i should wax and that can help alot.

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