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A 31-year-old female asked:

i have a tender red bump on my scalp with a small yellow scab-like thing in middle. is this normal? not recall hitting head. clear skin check in jan

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Infected cyst?: Infected cyst or hair follicle iikely. If large see a doc. If very small try a spot of bacitracin after cleaning it with mild soap and water. Hot compresses for 30 minutes can help. If it is larger than a pea in size, get seen. Don't pop it, you can cause the infection to spread. If it hurts more, or you have fever, or it rapidly increases in size, go to ER.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can u get vaginal sores from shaving pubic hair?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
No.: You can get infection at the site of hair follicles, but you cannot get sores vaginally. You need to be seen by a doctor who can check your herpes viral titers.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik commented
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Not unless you use a chemical whichnentersnthe vaginal cavity for a prolonged period and causes mucosal ulceration
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Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
It is possible if the shaving cream you use enters the vaginal cavity and sits there for a prolonged period causing mucosal inflammation and/or ulceration
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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are some complications of laser eye surgery?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Very Few: While laser eye surgery (lasik, prk) is very safe, there can rarley be complications that may affect vision. Most commonly, the eye may not achieve perfect vision, and an enhancement may be needed later. Dry eyes can occur and last for several months, and small abrasions may be present for a few days. More rarely, surface skin can sometimes grow under the flap, causing blurred vision.
A 22-year-old female asked:

Im 22, i've been having pain on the right side of my head cause's me to not be able to taste , and some memory loss?

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Dr. Alan Alianswered
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A 29-year-old female asked:

What would cause my son's ear to bleed slightly after having swimmers ear?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Inflammation: Is the cause of swimmers ear. The skin gets wet and boggy and inflamed and it could bleed from that or if he picks it at all it could bleed. If he had a middle ear infection as well and the eardrum perforated it could bleed. None of these are terrible problems. If you are concerned it is always a good idea to have it checked out.
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A female asked:

Do I have dry skin or eczema? My body tends to get dry easily. Why is that? And how can I make it better?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Doc needs to examine: Many skin conditions are difficult to diagnose without being seen. Some preventive measures: take warm showers (hot ones strip natural oils; baths do likewise); moisturize immediately after shower; if in sun or wind, moisturize & use sunblock; avoid strong soaps/body washes.

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