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How To Get Rid Of A Boil On An Ingrown Hair Follicle
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
How can I get rid of an ingrown hair in vaginal region? Doesn't hurt or itch but its not appealing. Started as an ingrown hair now looks like a boil
I have what seems to be ingrown hair follicles on my testicles, It almost feels like there is a small hard stone underneath can I get rid of this?
These may be scrotal: cysts. see your derm about removing them if you wish but they are not dangerous. ...Read more
I got a boil on my scrotum and I think it's from a ingrown hair since I just shaved down there. Any thing I can get from the store to help?
Antibiotics?: You'll probably need antibiotics and depending on the size of the boil possibly an incision and drainage. Don't wait to get help, sometimes these can spread "down there" very fast and be life threatening....especially if you are a diabetic. Go see your doctor and you'll be OK. ...Read more
If Pilonidal, yes: If this is due to a pilonidal cyst, successful treatment may require surgery in order to excise the cyst contents. If not this could recur. Other standard cysts, abscesses or "boils" may drain spontaneously and may resolve on their own accord with warm soaks or may require incision, drainage and antibiotics. ...Read more
Common problem: Ingrown hair in female genital area are mostly due to hair shaving or use of tight panties. There are ways you can remove ingrown hair with the right forceps and a mirror as ended. If there is redness or swelling it may indicate infection, fir which you may need an oral or topical antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I just noticed a little bump on one of my larger, deeper stretch marks. It hurts but is soft to the touch. Could it be a boil to ingrown hair?
Could be: Almost anything. Can't tell without seeing it. Ask your doctor if it persists or worsens. ...Read more
I have a boil like lump on my right groin.At first it was just a little lump that looked like an ingrown hair but now it has got bigger.What could it ?
Boil: Certainly could be a boil. That is common in that area. There are also some STD's that can give you symptoms like this but they are rare and generally more widespread. If it is a boil it should be painful red and warm. Will eventually come to a head and drain. ...Read more
I have what looks like a boil or bad ingrown hair on my testicals. It poped yesterday and a lot of pus came out. The sore looks deep should i be scard?
Doesn't sound scary: As long as there is no redness etc extending wisely in the area, this should clear up without problem. See a doctor if wider redness, fever, or if it closes up again, or if it doesn't seem to be improving over the next few days. Location on the scrotum is no more dangerous than skin anywhere on the body. ...Read more
How do I tell the difference between a boil & an ingrown hair in an armpit and do physicians deaden before lancing?
Skin lesions: You may not be able to tell the difference, but the doctor draining this may. Whether they will use a local anesthetic will depend upon the size and position of the "boil". Lancing this is generally not very much more painful than the lesion itself and you will gain much relief from the drainage. Best wishes. ...Read more
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