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Is it normal for a boil caused by an inflamed hair follicle to look like a bruise? This started after hot compress was applied and it softened.

Is it normal for a boil caused by an inflamed hair follicle to look like a bruise? This started after hot compress was applied and it softened.

See below: The bruise would indicate there was some bleeding into the skin at the site of the boil. This can occasionally happen. What's most important is to get adequate drainage of the pus in the boil without squeezing it. ...Read more

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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I have dark spots on my buttocks from Inflamed hair follicles, per my former dr. How can I prevent this and treat the discoloration? is benzamycin goo

I have dark spots on my buttocks from Inflamed hair follicles, per my former dr. How can I prevent this and treat the discoloration? is benzamycin goo

Prevent and treat: The key is clearance and prevention first ,as you noted. Benzamycin topical is good. Sometimes oral antibiotics are needed if severe. Once resolved without new areas, you will see more fading of discolored lesions. Ask your doc about hydroquinone topical fade cream (possible option). Coco bean based or coco butter topicals can help naturally fade remaining marks ...Read more

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Hi - I have noticed what appear to be slightly "inflamed" hair follicles (papules) on the under shaft of my penis. Slightly raised. Concern for HSV. ?

Probably not herpes: From the information provided, this doesn't sound like herpes -- in fact sounds pretty mormal. If these bumps aren't changing in appearance over a few days or more, then for sure not herpes. Herpes outbreaks evolve from red bump to blister or sore over 3-4 days, then heal completely within 10-14 days. If in doubt, though, see a doctor for professional evaluation. ...Read more

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Below penis shaft shiny,red, hair follicles inflamed can't see blisters? Protected Sex, shaved around area. Fish smell or myb sweat?No pain, but itch.

Good idea to see: dermatologist or urologist for correct diagnosis. Fishy smell can be caused by STD, or fungal infection, or may be due to inflammation at follicles. Correct diagnosis and treatment will resolve your problem. hope that helps ...Read more

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Hi. I had an allergic reaction to wet wipes, the skin on my labia majora was eaten away. Bumps appeared, hair follicles look inflamed. Very painful!

Hi. I had an allergic reaction to wet wipes, the skin on my labia majora was eaten away. Bumps appeared, hair follicles look inflamed. Very painful!

Inflammation: If this is an allergic reaction to the wipes take antihistamines but with such a severe and uncomfortable reaction, a physician should examine and treat you.Antibiotics may be needed if there is evidence of infection. ...Read more

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I smoked everyday for years, but stopped on 12/31 and it's now 2/14. I cut my hair on 2/13. Will I pass a hair follicle test on 3/2?

I smoked everyday for years, but stopped on 12/31 and it's now 2/14. I cut my hair on 2/13. Will I pass a hair follicle test on 3/2?

See below: THC is incorporated INTO the hair and remains there until one of two things occur; it falls out or that section is finally cut off do either of the above two apply hair grows approx. 0.5 inch a month--you do the math ...Read more