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How To Tell The Difference Between A Hair Follicle And Herpes
The difference between herpes and hair follicle or a spot from sweat? Painful spot on crease of bum cheek. it's dried up now. I do sweat a lot at gym
Probably not herpes: This doesn't sound like herpes. A recurrent herpes outbreak could occur in a skin crease, but it's not typical. And a first herpes outbreak would be at the site of inoculation, i.e. direclty on the genitals, usually with multiple lesions. Finally, deeper lesions typically are folliculitis, pimples, etc (think of them as starting "in" the skin), whereas herpes is superficial ("on" the skin). ...Read more
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
Can a herpes out break go away/heal in 5/6 days after being popped or sounds more like acne/blocked hair follicle?
Need More Info: You have offered 3 suggestions for a diagnosis of what you might have however the information needed to formulate a diagnosis is missing eg. a detailed description, location, duration, associated symptoms such as pain, itch & more. Additionally, diagnosis of skin lesions is challenging without visual inspection. Please re-submit your question or see your doctor for correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infected hair follicles or herpes? I shaved for the 1st time in a long time 4days ago and i found 5 red bumbs that turned in to sores and are drying
Shaving: Shaving can lead to infected hair follicles as well as ingrown hairs. It is like that you developed one of these problems. ...Read more
Why are hair follicles white (pus maybe) post shaving? Thought herpes initially but I learned the blisters don't have hair (mine do). Should I worry?
Witch hazel ? I have irritated hair follicles or herpes but I have been using witch hazel to dry up the sores but they never stay dry is that normal ?
Yes if herpes: Herpes will have persistent intensely itchy/painful sores that start as blisters, then form ulcers(=sores), which typically last about 10 days or so, then fade away, only to reappear again in same place sometime later. Folliculitis is should disappear with topical astringents (eg. Witch hazel ) and local cleanliness, but may also need antibiotics to eradicate. Not shaving helps too! ...Read more
How do I tell if a spot on my leg is staph infection or just an irritated bite/spot/ hair follicle...etc....
?: Anecdotal reports around that attest to the validity of the macujo method. I don't know a nor can i attest or find any scientific validity it has. Why try to beat he system? The truth is better, or compliance with the rules of an employer willing to pay you. ...Read more
Ask away!: Not sure what you are asking. Hair follicles can be examined by doing a scalp biopsy. There is also a test called a "hair pull" or "trichogram" to help evaluate hair loss. A dermatologist may use either or both of these (or none) to help evaluate problems with the hair. If you have a specific question then perhaps you could submit it separately. ...Read more
Very: In comparison to a urinalysis drug test, cocaine, PCP, opiates, and methamphetamine have proven hair analysis far more effective than urine testing in identifying low-level drug use over an extended period of time since these are normally out of the bloodstream in within 3-7 days The detection of marijuana is currently less sensitive than the other drugs in identifying low level drug users, ...Read more
Yes it would: Yes, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is an amphetamine and would show up in drug testing. If you have a prescription for this drug you can simply show it when you go for your test. If you've been taking non-prescribed medication, you could face a different outcome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Avoid if possible: At least one study says no. Note: hair always gets a little damaged when applying color, even if you're going back to your natural hue. Both permanent and semi-permanent dyes contain hydrogen peroxide, which chemically changes the color of the hair pigment. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11982643. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on how long your hair is, and how long ago you drank. Hair-testing looks for ethyl glucuronide, and every time you drink, there is a band representing ethyl glucuronide laid down in the hair follicle. Hair grows about 1/2- i inch per month, so if your hair is 8 inches long, the hair furthest from the follicle will give anywhere from 4-8 months of info. Other hair grows slower (body hair). ...Read more
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