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Doctor insights on: Infected Ingrown Hair Follicle

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Ingrown hair /cyst?

Ingrown hair /cyst?

Surgical removal: Treatment of choice surgical removal.

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Follicle (Definition)

An ovarian follicle contains a hollow ball of cells with an immature egg in the center. It is a structure within the ovary containing the egg that ...Read more


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How does an infected hair follicle look?

How does an infected hair follicle look?

"pimple" at hair: It looks like a pimple develop around or at the site of hair. ...Read more

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How can I clear infected hair follicles from shaving?

How can I clear infected hair follicles from shaving?

Few options: Topical antibiotics may be of help with infected hair follicles (folliculitis). If there is an ingrown hair problem, try not tweezing or pulling the hairs out and don't shave too close to the skin. Also, avoid pressure or traumatizing the area of concern. Laser hair removal is also very effective in that it eliminates the hair follicle and prevents the inflammation. ...Read more

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Infected to an ingrown toenail...Cure?

Infected to an ingrown toenail...Cure?

Careful /Caution: Infected ingrown toenails can be serious. Usually caused by impropper cutting of nails or breaking off corners. Cut toe nails straight across. If infected, try lifting up the corner& packing a small amount of cotton under the nail. Soak in soapy water & dry well & apply antibiotic oint. Wear open toed footwear. If pus & streakng see md or podiatrist for eval. Many need a procedure & antibio. ...Read more

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Can hair wax removal back strip near buttocks irritate hair follicules?

Can hair wax removal back strip near buttocks irritate hair follicules?

Hair removal: Yes depending on how it is done. Laser hair removal usually has the least side effects. As the other methods usually involve physicl trauma or chemicals. ...Read more

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Will a pimple or ingrown hair cause skin infection?

Will a pimple or ingrown hair cause skin infection?

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

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Can ingrown hairs on vagina spread?

Can ingrown hairs on vagina spread?

Ingrown hairs: Ingrown hairs don't spread but you can get multiple ones near each other and some may not show up until a while later. ...Read more

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Ingrown hairs n arms?

Ingrown hairs n arms?

See : See your dermatologist for treatment. This can be treated with laser or other meds. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair within shaving bump's on my face?

Ingrown hair within shaving bump's on my face?

This is common: Sometime this can also lead to a foliculitis called foliculitis barbae. ...Read more

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Will heat kill my hair follicles?

If it's hot enough: would also cause a deep burn of the skin. Only good options are shaving, waxing, plucking, laser ...Read more

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Can men get ingrown hairs on testis?

Can men get ingrown hairs on testis?

Not on testis: Testes are located within scrotal sac. However men can get ingrown hair on the scrotum. ...Read more

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Skin tag, cancer or ingrown hair?

Skin tag, cancer or ingrown hair?

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

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Can lump from sweat gland or hair follicle be painless and infected?

Can lump from sweat gland or hair follicle be painless and infected?

Yes when small: The white-heads acne are typical examples of an infected sweat gland/hair follicle, which is often painless when tiny/small. When coalescedd involving few together or enlarged is called a furuncle(picture here), and even larger (two or more furuncles) is a carbuncle which are commonly known as boils which can be quite painful and needs treatment. If you have trouble, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes clogged hair follicle on head from shaving?

Ingrown hair: coarse or curly hair is more apt to poke back into skin. The opening to the hair follicle can become clogged with dead skin cells. ...Read more

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Does a pimple or ingrown hair cause infection?

Does a pimple or ingrown hair cause infection?

They can be : The pimple (acne?) or ingrown hair can get infected, but don't cause infection. Organisms such as bacteria, viruses, yeasts, or parasites cause infection. ...Read more

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Could scalp ringworm cause hair follicles to shrink and receding hairline?

Hair loss: infections can cause hair loss Effective treatment will resolve it. See a dermatologist or family doc. ...Read more

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How to pluck eyebrow hair and other hair without damaging the follicle?

Plucking risks: I am not a dermatologist, but as far as I know, if you pluck a hair, you can reasonably expect that hair follicle to either be removed with the hair itself or to be damaged such that it will not grow another hair in that area. Do not pluck hairs you want to grow back again - best to just trim them. If you have hairs you want absolutely gone to never grow back, then plucking would be the way to go. ...Read more

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Ingrown Hair (Definition)

Hairs that have curled around and grown back into your skin instead of ...Read more