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how to know if you have in ingrown hair or blackhead

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
By looking: An ingrown hair is a hair shaft that is growing into the skin instead of outward; a blackhead is a plugged-up oil gland with a dot of dark pigment (no ... Read More

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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibilites: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health and Dermatologic conditions are hard to evaluate withou ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Unusual: I am not sure why you are having acne on your legs as this is a bit unusual. There are some excellent treatments for this type of acne. See your derm ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Dark marks: Piercing your skin is an injury that on healing, can leave dark marks, or PostInflammatory Hyperpigmentation. This can take months to years to fade. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No worries: Blackheads are normal on the penis. This isn't anything to be worried about. If you remain concerned, see your doctor.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Pinching Skin: Stop pinching or irritating the skin. If the lesion persists please show your family doctor the next time you are in their office.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Sounds like it: If this is around a hair follicle it is called folliculitis. It will respond to drainage but may require an antibiotic to treat. If it worsens, see yo ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ingrown hair: You ask a good question and any painful lump or bump on the vagina warrants examination, however this is more likely an infected hair follicle/ingrown ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
A doctor can: A doctor makes a little nick in the skin and removes the offending hair.

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