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ingrown hair on the chest

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Needs to be seen: Probably benign growth. It can be removed will leave scar. The only definitive diagnosis would be removal and submitting tissue to lab.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Antibiotics: you could try some topical antibiotic cream or gel. If worsen ask a doc for an oral antibiotic. I do not recommend squeezing it though.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
See a doctor!: Short of "operating" on yourself, a dermatologist or plastic surgeon can deal with this definitively, for a cost. Digging it out yourself can not only ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Cyst: This may now be an inclusion cyst and if there is no associated redness or significant tenderness, it may be left alone. If you have further concerns ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not : Not enough information for a diagnosis. Many possible causes. Recommend and examination by a dermatologist.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Folliculitis: You may have inflammation and bacteria in the hair follicles (folliculitis ). This is common and treated with antibacterial washes such as benzoyl pe ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Could be: It could be "hot-tub folliculitis" which typically goes away on its own if a person stays out of the hot tub until the rash is gone. Rashes are hard t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Abscess: You are obviously worried or would not be asking this question. Go and have this seen and treated. You might first try applying frequent moist heat t ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Lechtman
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
Like any one: It looks like any ingrown hair. Typically a bump, possibly red, and sometimes you can see the hair turning back to the skin.
A female asked:
Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
See PMD for rx: If you have an fiction around the hair follicle then get treatment e.g.bactrcin /Neosprin.When no longer infected you may want to try permanent remov ... Read More

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