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what causes ingrown hairs on scalp

A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Two suggestions: 1. Consult a Dermatologist who will evaluate your posblem 2. Find a Beautician/Cosmetologist (the Dermatologist may have some recommendations) in the ... Read More

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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 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Warm soaks: Apply warm-water soaks 2-3 times a day, and it should resolve if you don't pick at it any more. If it doesn't, you'll have to see your doctor or a der ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience Family Medicine
Ingrown hair: I would leave it alone - if the bump starts to enlarge it will need to be removed along with the offending hair sometimes warm compresses help o ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience Dermatology
Yes: A carbuncle is a large area of multiple infected hair follicles. It was more common in past times before antibiotics. Infections of the hair follicl ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Tarleton
54 years experience Family Medicine
Cure: minor surgical eval/cystectomy. Surgery should be done when cyst is not infected.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Pseudofolliculitis: Pseudofolliculitis barbae is a disorder that occurs mainly in black men. If curly beard hairs are cut too short, they may curve back into the skin and ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Ingrown Hair: Hair that is cut short and close to the skin creates a sharp tip that can more easily pierce the skin to cause an ingrown hair. Improper shaving techn ... Read More
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