Inflamed spots from waxing


Q: I have had small red spot on the top of my thigh for the past month after waxing. These were red and started to become infected. GP eventually prescribed two weeks of Flucloxacillin for 2 weeks which i have just finished as he diagnosed it as folliculitus. It did slightly calm down after this however after 2 days of finishing the antibiotics the red spots have reappeared after i started waxing the old hair. This time my skin is being irritated by the hairs ingrowing after my first rash. These new spots aren't nearly as bad or itchy however the original ones started to scar and I don't want the same to happen again! Thoughts? Thanks.

Symptoms:  small red spots around hair follicle. not itchy and not spreading. inflamed.

Related Q&A

Q: I have a zit like feature on the side of my penis, I squeezed it an white stuff came out an blood but didn't hurt, sh...

Q: I Got A lot Of Red Bumps And Like One Popped And Now It's Like A Dent And A lot Of Red Spots On My Chest.

Q: Hello, I am having issues with my lymph nodes. Two specifically have been enlarged for a month- the first one on the ...

Q: I have a eczema on my hands that recently appeared and used to itch me but the doctor gave me a cream for it. Now rec...

Q: I applied elocom cream to my irritated spots on my face, and now i've seen that it has bleached/lightened the areas i...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon