Re: Sweat/soap residue build up on pubic hair?
This is For anyone searching for answers to this white residue build up on pubic hair.
It is White Piedra (caused from fungis). Any one can get it, young or old, male or female, good hygiene or bad hygiene. Most common in Hot-Humid climates. After research Ive come to the conclusion that it was caused from one of three things (or a combination of) for me. 1) moved to a hotter more humid climate. 2) Using Stagnated Water for showering (water stagnation is caused from water being still for a long period of time or stored in a container in the heat for a long period of time), stagnated water is ideal for bacteria and fungus to grow in. 3) there is an extreme amount of dust and sand in the air, and the fungus that causes white piedra can be found sometimes in dirt and sand. and can also travel in the air. Ive never had this problem before moving here, (Iraq). Before I came here I was living in the Northwest of the U.S., with clean shower water, cleaner air and it is not as humid. I also think a leading factor in causing this problem was the fact that everytime I take a shower, my genitals never actually have the chance to dry before they are damp again with sweat, so its a contant moist area, perfect for the fungus to thrive in.
After reasearch this is the method I believe will work and I am trying right now. I believe for best results, do all steps.
-shave infected hair off
-shower 2 TIMES A DAY
-before showering, use an ANTI-BACTERIAL wet-wipe (keep in mind that fungus is different from bacteria and Anti-Bacterial chemicals don't really have much affect towards fungus,but should aid in the process of removing the fungus)
-then in the shower use Anti-Bacterial bar soap (Lather infected area vigorously then let soap soak for 5 - 10 minutes) then rinse.
-then using a shampoo containing Pyrithione Zinc (REGULAR Head & Shoulders will do) vigorously massage into infected area and let soak for 5 - 10 minutes
-then after your shower use another anti-bacterial wipe, wipe infected area
-then apply an Anti-Fungal Such as LAMISIL
-then if in a hot humid climate or if you know you will sweat alot apply a moister absorbent body powder lightly
((((THIS SHOULD WORK-PLAN))))
Ok now keep in mind that is my ATTACK IT WITH EVERYTHING YOU GOT plan, a simpler method that should work is to just make sure you shave and use shampoo containing Pyrithione Zinc (Head and Shoulders) and apply anti-fungle cream (such as LAMISIL) every day for 2-4 weeks.