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ingrown hair deep under skin

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chappell
28 years experience Plastic Surgery
Infected cyst?: Sounds like an infected cyst. Speak to your doctor. You may need to see a surgeon to have it drained surgically, and/or removed.

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
See your PCP: You've described it so well, and now it's time to see your primary care physician, or gynecologist to identify what it is, and discuss your options. S ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Ingrown hair: If the hair now appears normal and there is no surrounding redness or irritation, I recommend shaving it rather than plucking it. You may have to appl ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Comedone: This is probably a comedone ( blackhead ) which is basically a skin pore clogged with dried oils . The hole usually means that the pore has been clogg ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heather Curry
29 years experience Radiation Oncology
Sometimes: Skin cancers most often develop on areas of sun-exposed skin including the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms, dorsum(top) of hands, and legs. ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Yes, can grow very l: But usually irritating to skin, and usually results in a blocked oil gland. Will heal quickly after hair is liberated.
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A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
This is common: Sometime this can also lead to a foliculitis called foliculitis barbae.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Yes it can.
A 66-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Will bleed: Multiple tags can be removed in one visit safely .The doctor will numb area with Lidocaine and remove with sterile scissors and cauterize any bleeding ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Laser hair removal may provide a more permanent answer. Infrared heat is no better than a warm compress. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh v ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hess
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Pseudofolliculitis: Pseudofolliculitis barbae is also known as barbers's itch. What you describe here may or may not be consistent with this pseudofolliculitis. It usua ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Pimple: At times a pimple or ingrown hair may show signs of infection ( increased redness , warm to touch , painful ) . See a dermatologist for treatment wit ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
27 years experience Urology
Maybe: More likely this is a sebaceous cyst. These are not infected but can be removed if unsightly. Get checked out to be sure.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience Medical Oncology
Neither: Skin tag (medical term is acrochordon) is a small benign tumor that forms primarily in areas where the skin forms creases, such as the neck, armpit, a ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Rendell
48 years experience Diabetology
Furuncle: this may be a hair follicle that became infected. could also be an infected sebaceous cyst. See your doctor to drain. May require an antibiotic
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Cystic acne: The deep kind that is easily palpated below the skin surface will usually respond only to isotretinoin.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roozbeh Badii
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Need more info: Hi Miya...you may need to have a biopsy to find out exactly what the growth may be. It could be a normal finding or something else. We cannot diagno ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Posner
26 years experience Podiatry
Fungus: You might have fungus. If your nails are curved or incurvated callus can build up in the nail grooves due to pressure.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
NMS but: This is not my specialty but generally one needs to get the hair moistened then shave against the grain. The more curly the hair , the more problem w ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Not normal : Have a checked out by an eye doctor. You may be referred to an oculoplastic surgeon, to determine what the bump is, and whether it needs to be imaged ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jurewitz
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cracking skin: There are a number of infections and other skin conditions that could cause this. It would be best to be seen by your doctor who could determine what ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Rash in moustache: Seborrheic dermatitis is common in the moustache/beard area as well as scalp, central face, chest and back. Washing the area gently with a dandruff s ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Hair removal: Yes depending on how it is done. Laser hair removal usually has the least side effects. As the other methods usually involve physicl trauma or chemica ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Ingrown hairs: Ingrown hairs don't spread but you can get multiple ones near each other and some may not show up until a while later.

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