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Does a pimple or ingrown hair cause infection?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
They can be : The pimple (acne?) or ingrown hair can get infected, but don't cause infection. Organisms such as bacteria, viruses, yeasts, or parasites cause infection.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Will a pimple or ingrown hair cause skin infection?

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Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology 29 years experience
Pimple: At times a pimple or ingrown hair may show signs of infection ( increased redness , warm to touch , painful ) . See a dermatologist for treatment with appropriate antibacterials.

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Last updated Aug 28, 2012

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