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How Do I Know If I Have A Skin Tag Cyst Or An Ingrown Hair On My Penis
Our hair follicles are meant to erupt and to grow straight out of the skin. Often, a hair may turn into the channel out of which it should grow, and penetrates the skin, causing swelling and irritation. This may happen because of blockage or with very curly hair. These are not always a problem unless the hair does not erupt and then possibly leads to infection ...Read more
Neither: Skin tag (medical term is acrochordon) is a small benign tumor that forms primarily in areas where the skin forms creases, such as the neck, armpit, and groin. They may also occur on the face, usually on the eyelids. Acrochorda are harmless and typically painless, and do not grow or change over time. ...Read more
How do you tell your parents you have a red bump on your penis like a cyst or ingrown hair, nervous on how to tell them. By the way I have not had sex?
See your doctor: Since you have not had sex, you don't have any worry about STD causing the bump, so you don't have to be embarrassed to ask what could cause this. Are you worried that your parents would over react? Just assure them that you have not had sex, and to take you to the doctor so you can learn what it is and what can be done to treat it. Telling the truth works most of the time :) ...Read more
I tried to remove an ingrown hair but it never came out. It has healed and I have a bump under my skin (no pain). Will it become a cyst and grow?
Had cyst on bikini line from an infected ingrown hair. I used Fucidin cream to relieve the pain. Now there's a large ball under skin. Needs draining?
Throw away Fucidin: This should not be used this way. It will NOT relieve pain. You are not describing a condition which calls for any antibiotic. If you can squeeze out the contents os this cyst, GO AHEAD. When you empty it of sebum and pus it will heal better and feel better.If you have significant distress, a DR can drain it for you. Sometimes cortisone is injected into these to shrink them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doctor, I have a hard cyst-like growth under the skin of my left inner thigh, near my genitals. The growth is about and inch wide in all directions and is painless unless poked with a sharp object. Thinking it was an ingrown hair (I've had those near the
See a surgeon or der: Or dermatologist. Probably benign but to be determined by exam and possibly by removal of it. ...Read more
Care for ingrown hair/cyst near genitals? Lump under skin popped, no fluids came out but small hole. Red/tender. Antibiotic cream and bandaid used.
It's best to: See your doc to make sure you don't get infected. Peace and good health. ...Read more
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
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