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Ingrown Hair Boil Treatment
Think I got spider bite 2 days ago. I thought it was an ingrown hair and picked at it. How do I know if it when to seek treatment?
If there is redness : If the area becomes more swollen, red or painful it is likely you have an infection and not just a spider bite. We often see patients in the ER with "spider bites" which turn out to be infections from hair, pimple or boil these often grow MRSA or resistant Staph infection so it is better to get it checked sooner rather than later if it is looking red or infected. Usually treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or ...Read more
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
Removal: Irritation and constant irritations.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have and ingrown hair at the line of my buttocks.The doctor did an incision n did the drainage but few years later it swells what treatment is good?
Common problem: Ingrown hair in female genital area are mostly due to hair shaving or use of tight panties. There are ways you can remove ingrown hair with the right forceps and a mirror as ended. If there is redness or swelling it may indicate infection, fir which you may need an oral or topical antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hidradenitis: This may due to a variety of underlying conditions with hidradenitis suppuritiva being high on my list. This may require medical or surgical treatment. See a dermatologist for an evaluation first. ...Read more
I have had this ingrown hair boil for the last 6 days and I have had 2 amoxillins but its not going please help?
I just noticed a little bump on one of my larger, deeper stretch marks. It hurts but is soft to the touch. Could it be a boil to ingrown hair?
Could be: Almost anything. Can't tell without seeing it. Ask your doctor if it persists or worsens. ...Read more
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