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Ingrown hair on vagina whitehead, what can I do?

Ingrown hair on vagina whitehead, what can I do?

Treat like acne: Hot soaks several times a day. Try topical acne cream (benzoyl peroxide) to try and treat the infection. If no better in 1 week or getting worse with increase pain, swelling, redness, fevers....see healthcare provider. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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Painful bump between inner/outer labia, I just shaved so I thought ingrown hair, but this is the area w/o hair. Looks like whitehead. Never had sex.

Painful bump between inner/outer labia, I just shaved so I thought ingrown hair, but this is the area w/o hair. Looks like whitehead. Never had sex.

Bartholin cyst: What you described suggests a Bartholin cyst, due to blockage of the duct of gland normally present at the opening of the vagina. It is of no concern, unless it gets infected. Shaving your private parts is not a good idea and it makes you more likely to get infection.
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Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have a pimple but when it pops out its something white then goes away is this herpes or a ingrown hair?

I have a pimple but when it pops out its something white then goes away is this herpes or a ingrown hair?

Pimple: A Whitehead, or closed comedone, has a white sebaceous plug inside. A warm shower will sometimes help it exit the skin. ...Read more

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I woke up with a pain in my bellybutton and I thought it was a pimple or a ingrown hair or something. It was strange though because it was a very su?

I woke up with a pain in my bellybutton and I thought it was a pimple or a ingrown hair or something. It was strange though because it was a very su?

Belly Button Pain: Apart from appendicitis, another common cause is cystitis, which is a urinary tract infection. Now this is not a very serious problem, but if it is not discovered soon the infection can spread to the kidneys. Once the infection spreads to the kidneys it requires many surgeries and weeks to recover from it. Women are more prone to be affected by cystitis than men are.
See your doctor. ...Read more

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At first I thought it was an ingrown hair or just a pimple from shaving in my public area, but now I have a cluster of puss like bumps.

At first I thought it was an ingrown hair or just a pimple from shaving in my public area, but now I have a cluster of puss like bumps.

Skin infections: Pus filled bumps on the skin are usually the symptom of a skin infection. When they become red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occassionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read more

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I have a 'pimple' on my knee but it's mostly white and looks like there's fluid under it. I shave and thought it was an ingrown hair?

Cyst: This may represent an Epidermoid cyst. Follow with your PCP or dermatologist and they can remove it if it bothers you! ...Read more

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Every time I shave my pubic area I get ingrown hair and some kind of acne. What can I do? I shave in the direction of growing hair, use clean razor..

Every time I shave my pubic area I get ingrown hair and some kind of acne. What can I do? I shave in the direction of growing hair, use clean razor..

Change your method: Then it is time to stop shaving. I do not understand why you ask again. This is not a medical condition. It is not a disease. Your shaving is causing this problem. If you do not want to live with this problem then you must stop shaving. ...Read more

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Does a pimple or ingrown hair cause infection?

Does a pimple or ingrown hair cause infection?

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. ...Read more

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How are you supposed to shave if it causes ingrown hair and acne?

How are you supposed to shave if it causes ingrown hair and acne?

Can be tough: Sometimes cutting hair with a scissors rather than shaving can help. Avoiding a really close shave may help - shaving with the grain instead of against it, and not repeatedly going over the same area with a razor. A topical antibiotic, like prescription 1% Clindamycin might also help. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between a developing pimple and an ingrown hair? In pubic region, have had both in the same region.

Folliculitis: Both are very similar. An ingrown hair can irritate and infect the follicle and look just like a pimple. You won't see an ingrown hair, if it's just a pimple. Make sure you use new blade and shaving cream, if shaving there. This will make you less prone. Treat with antibiotic cream, but see your doctor, if redness spreads. ...Read more

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Hi I have one spot small pimple like on my mon pubis is it a ingrown hair even though I haven't shaved for awhile or is it herpes?

Hi I have one spot small pimple like on my mon pubis is it a ingrown hair even though I haven't shaved for awhile or is it herpes?

Needs an exam: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. You could consider an inbox consult on Healthtap today with an image attached and a doctor on Healthtap may be able to provide guidance ...Read more

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My pubic skin itches mainly at night and cream hasn't helped. I have one or two spots that look like a pimple or ingrown hair what do I do?

Pimple or ingrown: Hair suppose not to itch mainly at night. It could be also scabies or herpes. This need to be looked at. See your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a smalll patch of pimple like bumps beside my scrotum. The bumps them selves are small painless. Is it just some ingrown hairs or what?

Possibly herpes: This may be ingrown hairs, pseudofolliculitis or folliculitis (infection of follicles). You will need to see a doctor to get topical or oral antibiotics. Eczema can also appear as bumps. If the problem gets worse or symptomatic then you definitely need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have one pimple looking thing at base of my penis that I popped and contained pus. Can't tell if it's an ingrown hair or something else. Thoughts?

I have one pimple looking thing at base of my penis that I popped and contained pus. Can't tell if it's an ingrown hair or something else. Thoughts?

Stay dry: Pimples are usually a result of blocked pores on the skin surface. The best defense is to keep your skin clean, dry, and clear of oil ...Read more

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I had a hair bump/ ingrown hair that turned into a pimple, & I'm for sure that it's a pimple. How I could get rid of it? It's near my vaginal area.

I had a hair bump/ ingrown hair that turned into a pimple, & I'm for sure that it's a pimple. How I could get rid of it? It's near my vaginal area.

Pimple: Warm sitz baths. Gentle cleansing with mild soap and warm water. It will take some time but should resolve. Do not "pop", pinch or put any kind of acne medicine on it! That will only serve to cause greater inflammation and pain. If it grows in size our persists more than a couple of days see your doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you get a pimple or an ingrown hair in a mole?

Can you get a pimple or an ingrown hair in a mole?

Yes: A mole is just an area of skin that has a high concentration of melanocytes or pigmented cells. Other skin gland such as hair follicles or sweat glands can also be present with the pigmented area. ...Read more

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Will a pimple or ingrown hair cause skin infection?

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. ...Read more

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Acne and ingrown hairs on outsides of calves. Rarely shave. What to do and what is it from?

Folliculitis: Pimple like areas on the legs usually is a folliculitis or another type of follicular irritation. It could be related to stockings or other sports gear that rubs on the areas. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair on chin from plucking, cannot be seen. Area is sore and looks like a pimple. Will it eventually come out.?

Ingrown hair on chin from plucking, cannot be seen. Area is sore and looks like a pimple. Will it eventually come out.?

See your doctor: This sounds like an infection of the skin/hair follicle. You can try some warm compresses to the area to allow it to drain. I would advise you not to pick at it or try to open it up yourself. See your doctor if it is worsening or not improving. ...Read more

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Husband is experiencing deep acne due to ingrown hairs. Any home remedies you can recommend? Unable to get in to see dermatologist until march.

Husband is experiencing deep acne due to ingrown hairs. Any home remedies you can recommend? Unable to get in to see dermatologist until march.

Many worth trying: There are many home remedies that work for many people and they are safe to experiment with. Avoid dairy and sweets/starches. See http://earthclinic. Com/cures/acne.Html for reports on many remedies from those who have tried them. Also see http://healing. About. Com/cs/skincare/a/uc_acneguide. Htm ; http://www. Naturalnews. Com/027237_acne_dairy. Html. ...Read more

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My bff has constant inffected pimple ingrown hair on parts of her body that she cant stop from comming back she is good about hygiene and oils and dir?

My bff has constant inffected pimple ingrown hair on parts of her body that she cant stop from comming back she is good about hygiene and oils and dir?

INFECTED PIMPLE: I CANNOT SEE OR FEEL THIS PIMPLE.
PLEASE SEE YOUR REGULAR DOCTOR WHO MIGHT REFER YOU TO A DERMATOLOGIST.
BEST LUCK ...Read more

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Yesterday small painful pimple/ ingrown hair- like bumbs have appared around the nipple area. What is this and will this go away on its own?

Yesterday small painful pimple/ ingrown hair- like bumbs have appared around the nipple area. What is this and will this go away on its own?

Nipple pain: It depends if you are lactating? If not, it is possible this will resolve on own but if not, you may need antibiotics and to be checked. ...Read more

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Little pimple like thing on front middle of penis. Accedently popped it and white came out like pimple. Now faded with lil black dot. Ingrown hair?

Little pimple like thing on front middle of penis. Accedently popped it and white came out like pimple. Now faded with lil black dot. Ingrown hair?

Penis pimple: Penis bumps can be many things. Some STDs, some not. Only general advice can be given without a photo or physical exam. Top 2 photos are non-STDs: Fordyce spots (sebum which can be extricated by M.D. or left alone), Infected hair follicle (plucked and kept clean). Bottom 2 photos are STDs (HPV and Molluscum) to be evaluated by your MD so s/he can rule out other STDs and council you for prevention. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair or pimple on my jawline 2 days ago it started the size of a dime and red, now it feels like 2 separate lumps clustered, hard purplish?

Ingrown hair or pimple on my jawline 2 days ago it started the size of a dime and red, now it feels like 2 separate lumps clustered, hard purplish?

Pimple: Without seeing the area it is difficult. However if the area is more tender, swollen, red/purple it may be infected (especially if you have been picking at it). It may be a small cyst which may need to be treated. Otherwise sometimes warm soaks will help the area drain. If it's getting worse I would have a physician check it out. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Whiteheads (Definition)

Whiteheads = closed comedon (containing oil, bacteria, skin debris) which is ...Read more


Ingrown Hair (Definition)

Hairs that have curled around and grown back into your skin instead of ...Read more