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Do Ingrown Hairs Have Whiteheads
I picked at a small bump on my face (whitehead? Ingrown hair?) and now It has a scab. How long does it usually take for things like this to heal?
Scabs: If you leave it alone and don't pick at it any more it should be gone in 4-7 days possibly sooner if it's really small. ...Read more
I norm shave my pubic area but haven't lately. Today I noticed a whitehead on the face of vagina with a pubic hair through it. Infected ingrown hair?
Yes.: The hair through the pimple sign says it all. ...Read more
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.
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
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
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
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
See a doctor: Without the ability to examine this cannot possibly diagnose you over the internet. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
I have a pimple under the skin on my cheek. I don't shave my face so I don't think it's an ingrown hair. How do I get rid of it naturally?
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?
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?
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 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
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
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
Ingrown hair on chin from plucking, cannot be seen. Area is sore and looks like a pimple. Will it eventually come out.?
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
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?
I CANNOT SEE OR FEEL THIS PIMPLE.
PLEASE SEE YOUR REGULAR DOCTOR WHO MIGHT REFER YOU TO A DERMATOLOGIST.
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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?
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
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
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
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