I'm prone to getting painful ingrown hairs a few days after shaving my pubic hair, so when I noticed these bumps after shaving, I wrote them off as ingrown hairs. I usually just leave them be, and let the ingrown hairs fix themselves (mostly because I'm a baby with low pain tolerance and I scar easily). However, this one began to heal differently and is taking longer than usually. When I first noticed them, they were painful to touch, firm, and under the skin. They were definitely inflamed, but looked like a regular pimple. It was almost hard to see them because they blended with my skin color. Fast foward three weeks, and they've appeared to "pop" and smoothed over. When I try to take a closer look using my phone camera, they appear to be purple bumps, (almost like they were bruised) and look likes puss is crusted over them, but they felt smooth in texture. It wasn't necessarly painful, but I could tell it was an open sore healing. Now a week later, I don't feel bumps, but it has the same smooth like texture. It kind of feels like when you rip skin off your lip, the same sort of sensitivity and texture. It's still purple-ish and kind of lookes like it peeled, it isn't really sensitive so I assume it's all but healed up. I don't really know what to make of this because I've had them for a long time and I've never had an ingrown hair heal this way with the color. I had the bumps for about three weeks, they were about a milimeter in diameter before they popped. It's been about a week since they've "popped" and appear to be healing. I'll go into the clinic if they appear again this way, I just figure they're all but healed and might not be able to get these ones diagnosed. Has anyone had a similar issue? I just don't understand what it could be that would leave purple like bruises, smoothness, and the peeling.
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