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In grown hairs, pimples and razor burn, what to do?

In grown hairs, pimples and razor burn, what to do?

For razor burn:: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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I shaved my vagina & after that I got something like an ingrown hair(pimple) but now after 2weeks its now an blister. What should I do?

I shaved my vagina & after that I got something like an ingrown hair(pimple) but now after 2weeks its now an blister. What should I do?

Consider: First placing warm compresses 10-15 minutes 3X/day over the next several days(to see if this will allow for spontaneous drainage). You also may place some over-the-counter topical antibiotic over the lesion too. But if it isn't getting better in the next several days or you have spreading redness and/or progressive pain or fevers, seek an inperson evaluation. You may need this incised. ...Read more

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Hi, for about a year I have been getting ingrown hair pimple things on my breasts now I'm starting to get them in my armpits and on tummy what is this?

Hi, for about a year I have been getting ingrown hair pimple things on my breasts now I'm starting to get them in my armpits and on tummy what is this?

Avoid shaving, bpo : Ingrown hairs are common. Shaving contributes to ingrown hairs. Avoid shaving or shaving toward the gradient with single bladed disposable razors is best. Wash with benzoyl peroxide containing wash. You may need an antibacterial solution from your dr if it gets worse ...Read more

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What could b causing small lk ingrown hair pimples below the belly to the top of vagina?Not in or around vagina lips, but above. Some have blood sad

What could b causing small lk ingrown hair pimples below the belly to the top of vagina?Not in or around vagina lips, but above. Some have blood sad

Ingrown hair: If you shave or wax in that area, you may be getting ingrown hairs. Avoid irritation and allow the area to heal. If it keeps recurring, see a Dermatologist who can help you find a hair removal method that causes less ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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I am experiencing unintentional weight loss, thin hair, pimples, blackheads and difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty staying asleep)?

I am experiencing  unintentional weight loss, thin hair, pimples, blackheads and difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty staying asleep)?

The cause: varies from severe anxiety/depression to HYPERTHYROIDISM (OVER-active thyroid gland) See your PCP for a hands on complete history/physical exam. (thyroid palpation) Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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I think I have ingrowing hairs causing pimples, but my hair is to light to see. How can I know for sure?

I think I have ingrowing hairs causing pimples, but my hair is to light to see. How can I know for sure?

See your doctor/derm: The only way to know this is to have your skin checked out by a doctor an maybe specifically a dermatologist. There are many conditions that look like folliculitis but are not. Different treatments would be required. ...Read more

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Is it correct that dandruff and growing long hair causes pimples?Tnx

Is it correct that dandruff  and growing long  hair causes pimples?Tnx

No: Dandruff does not cause pimples. Long hair does not cause pimples. People with short hair can have acne, and people without dandruff can have acne too. However, people who are getting dandruff (have more skin oils, and skin characteristics called seborrheic dermatitis) tend to get more acne... But the acne and dandruff do not cause each other. ...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

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What to do about ingrown hairs or pimples on my penis. How to remove?

What to do about ingrown hairs or pimples on my penis. How to remove?

Do nothing or...: How do these ingrown hairs or pimples hurt you? If no or not much and bearable, do nothing but applying steroid cream thinly may help to ease discomfort. Meanwhile, try not to give any further irritation by obsessive soaping and washing, and by shaving if any. Remove them? It's optional; of course, it can be done by various techniques, but how? So, ask your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my scrotum-painless, looks like a pimple and is maybe a few mm wide. Could it be an ingrown hair, cyst, pimple, or something else?

Probably benign: A Painless pimple may need medical attention if it shows increase in size over a short period of time. You should check it once weekly, note its size to determine if it is getting bigger. If it is, that will be a signal to go see a doctor and have a medical examination. If it does not grow in size, then it can be left alone, yet watched for any change over one year before you can ignore it. ...Read more

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3 red painful bumps on mons pubis. Not an ingrown hair or pimple. I am HSV1 positive, but this looks nothing like any previous outbreaks. My lymp?

3 red painful bumps on mons pubis.  Not an ingrown hair or pimple.   I am HSV1 positive,  but this looks nothing like any previous outbreaks.  My lymp?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor if the lesions are not healing. The bumps may be folliculitis, infection of hair follicles, that can occur without ingrown hair. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on my scrotum. It looks like ingrown hair or Pimple? I'm worry that it's std, but I'm a Virgin please help. Is it normal?

Nice observation...: You are right with what you observed and described because this bump most likely represents a hyperactive sebaceous gland of hair follicle, which is harmless & needs no active care unless having recurrent infection or other bothers. Of course, without a direct look at and feel on it, it is hard to offer perfect diagnosis. More? Seek evaluation.counseling timely. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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I recently shaved my pubic hair and got pimple like things in that area what's the best treatment?

I recently shaved my pubic hair and got pimple like things in that area what's the best treatment?

Folliculitis: This sounds like it might be folliculitis rather than "pimples." If you shave against the direction of hair growth, you increase the risk of ingrown hairs. Be sure to exfoliate well before and after shaving to help prevent this and only shave in the direction of hair growth. If it persists and/or happens often talk with your doctor about a topical antibiotic ointment to treat it. ...Read more

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Anxiety causing red hair follicals and pimples?

Anxiety causing red hair follicals and pimples?

Unlikely from anxiet: I would recommend you see a dermatologist to sort this out. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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