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How do I get rid of an ingrown hair or a sebaceous cyst on private area?

How do I get rid of an ingrown hair or a sebaceous cyst on private area?

Surgically: Each is different and managed different too. Have it examined by a physician proficient in removing both. ...Read more

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Ingrown Hair (Definition)

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


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What looks to be either an ingrown hair or sebaceous cyst is on my mons pubis. I would like to avoid having it surgically removed. What should I do?

What looks to be either an ingrown hair or sebaceous cyst is on my mons pubis. I would like to avoid having it surgically removed. What should I do?

Nothing special: Keep the area clean, and watch for signs of enlargement or infection (tired skin, tenderness). If either if these things occur, see your doctor. If you ever chamge your mind, surgical excision is usually done with local anesthesia as an outpatient. Recovery is typically short, and risk of complications low. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a dime size lump on my inner thigh area. It isn't emitting anything and shouldn't be an ingrown hair. Maybe a cyst of some sort? Help!

Cyst or a lipoma: I can't possibly tell you for sure without seeing or examining your bump, but the most common causes would be a cyst or a lipoma (a benign growth of fat cells). However, it is also possible to have skin cancer below the surface of your skin. You should see you dermatologist for an evaluation and possibly a biopsy. ...Read more

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I keep on getting ingrown hair follicles that turn into red, sensitive cysts in pubic region, they go down but swell back up. How do I stop this?

I keep on getting ingrown hair follicles that turn into red, sensitive cysts in pubic region, they go down but swell back up. How do I stop this?

Stop shaving: Like many young people today, I'm guessing you shave your pubic area. This sounds like typical folliculitis due to shaving. It can be a particular problem in the pubic area (more than the face) because of greater bacterial colonization in that part of the body, and because curly hair is more likely to ingrow after shaving. If hair removal is important to you, consider a non-shaving method. ...Read more

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Plz help ! my bum used to sweat so i shaved it now it's worse and smells bad ! could it be pilonidal cyst do to ingrown hair?! it's differ when i sit.

Plz help ! my bum used to sweat so i shaved it now it's worse and smells bad ! could it be pilonidal cyst do to ingrown hair?! it's differ when i sit.

Not likely: A piloniidal cyst unless you have a history of painful red swollen lump in the area. Most likely a skin reaction and skin damage from shaving. See a doctor for an exam. ...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'm wondering if i have a Bartholin cyst or an ingrown hair? Whats the difference? There's no pain but i dont see no hair that could be in it?

I'm wondering if i have a Bartholin cyst or an ingrown hair? Whats the difference? There's no pain but i dont see no hair that could be in it?

R/O BARTHOLIN CYST: It sounds like you may be describing inflammation of the BARTHOLIN gland just outside the vagina. This can result in cyst formation and abcess. You need a full exam /labs/STD SCREEN. You may require antibiotics and potential a surgical procedure please get prompt evaluation By internist or gyn. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Sebaceous Cyst (Definition)

Sebaceous cyst develop when the drainage is blocked and then it keep enlarging due to sebum forming. It may ...Read more