Razor marks or herpes ?

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i am very insecure and disturbed by the fact that. i first shaved when i was 12 years old. i am now 17 and i have developed these disgusting marks on my vagina. I want to get rid of them so bad but i am not sure if they're permanent. i was going to start waxing maybe it'll stop the problem but i am not sure it'll make the marks image

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    hey so i cant diagnose you, but i actually have the same marks on my pubic bone too and have actually inquired about them on here. i was worried they were HPV. i want to belive its from shaving, and i actually ordered a wax kit off amazon to maybe minimize these bumps. i cant see a doctor right now due to covid but i just want to let you know i am in the same boat as you.

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    Dear nena,

    I think these may be small scars from shaving and caused by a foreign body reaction to ingrowing hairs- pseudofolliculitis barbae. If you stop shaving, the scarring will settle down and the hair growth will cover these small scars. If you're self-conscious about excessive pubic/body hair and still keen on hair removal, you should speak to a skin specialist with an interest or expertise dealing with this condition.


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    It's not easy to say from the photo, but you might have a mild case of Pseudofolliculitis barbae due to frequent and long term shaving, but it could also be a case of molluscum contagiosum, a viral infection. In both cases, I would strongly avoid shaving the area for a while, to see how it develops further.

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