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Can You Get Pimples In Your Ear
Abscess not pimple: A "pimple" located on the gums several (5-8) millimeters away from the gumline would often be a nerve that has gone bad in the tooth and either root canal treatment or tooth removal are recommended treatment. If it is located close to the gumline, then that is a periodontal (gum) abscess. See your dentist if you have any swelling in your mouth. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: By frostbite in your ears i assume that you mean of the helix and concha the external parts of the ear. It is a common area to develop frostbite if not well protected. Fortunately it is structure with excellent circulation so recovers well. Concern is the potential of exposure of the cartilage and infection. Seek further care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shingles on ear: Yes. It can be localized to the outer ear or be a serious problem that causes facial pain, facial weakness and hearing loss. If you have shingles of the ear, you need to see an otolaryngologist and get a hearing test. Shingles present in nerve distributions, so you would also want to be sure that it does not involve the eye if upper part of face is involoved. ...Read more
Yes but....: There is a condition known as pseudofolliculitis barbae (pfb) which can look like an infection (folliculitis). Pfb or shaving bumps is a foreign body inflammatory reaction involving papules and pustules from shaving. Pustules and abscess formation can also occur from secondary infection. The cause of pfb is ingrown hairs from shaving too close. African americans are at a higher risk for pfb. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: If the ear plug is small enough that is possible. Why do you wear ear plugs at time of sleep? That is the more important question. Doing this may eventually cause irritation of the ear canal skin and could lead to external otitis, infection of the skin of the external ear canal. ...Read more
Possible: Crabs usually infect the pubic area, and itching is the chief complaint in adults. They can also infect the armpit areas as well. The scalp is usually spared. In hairy individuals, virtually any hair-bearing area can be affected, so attachment to nasal hairs by the louse is conceivable. ...Read more
Blackhead treatments: The most effective treatment for blackheads is a prescription retinoid, including retin a (tretinoin) or differin. Over-the-counter treatments are available including retinol, but are usually not as effective. Other treatments that help, to a small degree, unclog pores include: salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more
Yes: Scabies, lice, and crabs are all parasites that can infest hair covered areas of the body. Scabies usually burrow under the skin leaving itchy red tracks. Lice and their eggs attach to the hair. Crabs often are compared to moving dandruff. Each is treated differently. If you have scabies, you will need to obtain a prescription from your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO BV in the mouth: Bacterial vaginosis is a condition where the vagina is colonized with a collection of bacteria that can cause symptoms (increased discharge, odor are primary). The mouth also has bacteria and if symptoms similar to BV appear in the mouth, poor hygiene is likely. Brush the teeth and use mouthwash. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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