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Popped ingrown hair. Mark is now red and has a hole. Best way to heal it? Its between my eyebrows.

Popped ingrown hair. Mark is now red and has a hole. Best way to heal it? Its between my eyebrows.

Let the area heal: Leave it alone and let it heal...Laser or surgical excision may be the only way to absolutely remove the offending hair shaft..... ...Read more

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I have a sharp nagging pain in the back of my head. When I touch it, is that an ingrown hair? And how do I make it stop?

Gott see it.: Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, sometimes a quick look is all that is needed. Given the information we have, a quick look by someone with medical knowledge would be better. ...Read more

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I have a knot on the back right side of my head. First appeared to be like a ingrown hair. Mashed it and clear liquid came out.

I have a knot on the back right side of my head. First appeared to be like a ingrown hair. Mashed it and clear liquid came out.

Cyst: Simple cysts can appear when the fluid of a hair follicle becomes trapped. As the fluid builds up it creates a soft mass. Squeezing it can release the fluid. If it is foul odor then this may be a sebacous cyst. Cysts recur and can become infected. A simple procedure in your doctors office can remove it. ...Read more

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Why do I get ingrown hairs on my head?

Why do I get ingrown hairs on my head?

No ingrown hair: There is no ingrown hair per se. It's a misconception that people feed on. What you have is inflammation of the hair folicule (sac) that is known as boil or medically as forunculitis. Why you get it is a good question. It indicates that local immune response is impaired. That can be seen in people with diabetes, psoriasis, or other systemic or local causes. Often no cause can be determined. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of ingrown hairs? I have it on the back of my head for a while now.

Ingrown hairs: This is a common problem in some races. The most practical way is to let the hair grow long. Then the curled ends can't pierce thru the follicle or back into the skin. Often you need to be on an antibiotic to treat the folliculitis until the hair grows sufficiently. Go see your dermatologist. There are other treatments such as laser available for some people as well. ...Read more

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I have an achy bump on the back of my head, right under the base of my skull; fells kinda like an ingrown hair. What do you think?

Possible: It is possibly an ingrown hair or other small pimple, but it could also be eczema, or even psoriasis. There are many possibilities. If it persists for longer than a few weeks, you might want to have it looked at. ...Read more

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I have one red bump on my inner thigh that hurts when I touch it. Is it some kind of bite or ingrown hair? No pus or head to it. What is it or to do?

Bump: An inflamed cyst from bacteria in the hair follicle may not show a "pus head" but rather show redness, tenderness, due to inflammation or infection deep in the skin. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a red circle with what looks like a cyst in the center &sometimes has a black head. It on my vagina. I think ingrown hair. Been there for 5 days?

I have a red circle with what looks like a cyst in the center &sometimes has a black head. It on my vagina. I think ingrown hair. Been there for 5 days?

Sounds like it: If this is around a hair follicle it is called folliculitis. It will respond to drainage but may require an antibiotic to treat. If it worsens, see your doctor as these can sometimes progress to a full blown abscess. ...Read more

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I believe I have a ingrown hair on the lip of my vagina, I did just shave last week, it has a little bit of a white head, and there is only one?

I believe I have a ingrown hair on the lip of my vagina, I did just shave last week, it has a little bit of a white head, and there is only one?

Sounds right: This is not uncommon. Try warm smokes in the bathtub to draw out the infection. If this does not clear it up you will need an antibiotic. In the future make sure you shave in one direction, use plenty of lubricant such as shaking cream and do not use an old razor blade. If that doesn't help then you can try waxing or laser hair removal if you want to continue this grooming style. ...Read more

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Reoccurring bump with no head on my lip line. It doesn't hurt but when I pop it a small amount of clear fluid comes out. Ingrown hair or herpes?

Reoccurring bump with no head on my lip line. It doesn't hurt but when I pop it a small amount of clear fluid comes out. Ingrown hair or herpes?

It would be very: Unusual for a woman to have an ingrown hair on her lip line. A recurring bump on the lip line sounds more like Herpes Type I, the type that usually affects only the area around the mouth. I don't recommend popping it, It doesn't make it go away sooner and your fingers could be a source of spread to other parts of your body or to someone else. Hope this helps? ...Read more

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I have ingrown hairs all over my bald head and my buttocks, how do I get rid off it, can I send a picture?

I have ingrown hairs all over my bald head and my buttocks, how do I get rid off it, can I send a picture?

Get consult: There are numerous possibilities of what these are, why they started and how to treat. Many questions need asking and seeing this is important. I recommend getting a consult from your doctor or a virtual consult from Health Tap. ...Read more

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How can I tell if its herpes or ingrown hair I have a red bump on the top of my vagina. Today I popped it and it was like a popping a black head?

How can I tell if its herpes or ingrown hair I have a red bump on the top of my vagina. Today I popped it and it was like a popping a black head?

Ingrown hair: You ask a good question and any painful lump or bump on the vagina warrants examination, however this is more likely an infected hair follicle/ingrown hair/folliculitis given that herpes tends to look like a small, clear, fluid filled blister with red patches. Hope that helps. Keep the area clean and dry. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair in vagina lip while 33 weeks pregnant, it hurts when I touch it. It has a little of white head. What can I do so it can go away?

Ingrown hair in vagina lip while 33 weeks pregnant, it hurts when I touch it. It has a little of white head. What can I do so it can go away?

Warm compresses: DO NOT SQUEEZE! OK to apply Neosporin ointment to the inflamed area and use Advil for pain and swelling. Sitz baths 3-4 times daily and use baggy cotton boxer underwear. If extremely swollen- may require drainage and/or systemic antibiotics. ...Read more

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Hard lump on top of head, not an ingrown hair or lymph nodes. Hurts like a bad bruise, had for 2+ yrs chronic migraines/motion sick, unsure if related?

Hard lump on top of head, not an ingrown hair or lymph nodes. Hurts like a bad bruise, had for 2+ yrs chronic migraines/motion sick, unsure if related?

Follow up needed: Hard lump on top of head could be a cyst, you need to have io looked at by a Physician. Specially if it is causing you pain. It is not related to the migraine headaches. ...Read more

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I have a lump at the top of the inside of my vagina wall. I was thinking it could be an ingrown here but it has no head. What could it be?

I have a lump at the top of the inside of my vagina wall. I was thinking it could be an ingrown here but it has no head. What could it be?

It depends on.....: Depends on the size of the lump and how it feels to the tip of your finger.
If the lump is small (under one cm) and is not particularly hard to feel, it can be watched over the next month or two. Keep track of its size by once weekly checks. If it grows in size, then you must see your doctor for further evaluation. If it remains unchanged in size you can watch/monitor it for 3-6 months and decide. ...Read more

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Swollen red pea sized lump/hard bubble popping out on the inner labia major lip near clit!! Has no head and doesn't seem to be an ingrown?

Swollen red pea sized lump/hard bubble popping out on the inner labia major lip near clit!! Has no head and doesn't seem to be an ingrown?

Needs to be seen: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. It sounds like just a small cyst but an exam will be needed to confirm ...Read more