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I noticed four days ago about a dozen tiny red dots in my genital area. They are all located in the pubic hair region but none near the vagina. They are not grouped, not painful, do not cause discomfort (other then mental) and they appear to be "healing" or going away in stages. They are very small, and I think they look like whiteheads. The few that have healed appear to have a ring of dry skin around the initial bump.

I am concerned they might be genital herpes even though they do not fit the classical symptoms. I don't know if it's an allergic reaction either, but I have never had my skin in that region react differently to new soaps. What is the possible cause for this condition?

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replied January 2nd, 2009
Herpes and Genital Warts Answer A5236
If you have never experienced genital herpes before and can not think of any episodes of unprotected intercourse, then the chance that the sores are genital herpes is minimal. Allergic reactions can not be excluded. On the contrary, it is more likely that you are experiencing an allergic reaction because the sores come and go. Most allergic sores, however, should not look like whiteheads. You might want to see a dermatovenerologist, because it is really hard to identify any skin sores are without seeing them during a visual inspection.

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