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Doctor insights on: Ingrown Hair In Neck

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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

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

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


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Broke out in a bunch of infected ingrown hairs in pubic area after shaving?

Broke out in a bunch of infected ingrown hairs in pubic area after shaving?

Ingrown hairs: If you have ingrown hairs try not to wax, shave or pluck hairs until healed. This can often heal without treatment. Your physician can prescribe medication to clear dead skin cells (retinoids). Steroids may be used for significant inflammation & antibiotics may be considered if the area has become infected. ...Read more

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Will plucked eyebrow hair grow back in a different direction?

Will plucked eyebrow hair grow back in a different direction?

Usually not: as the hair shaft, follicle has it's own direction. You can change the way it appears to grow if you like with pomade, and other essential oils, moisturizer, but for the most part it follows the same direction as before it was removed. ...Read more

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Pain in scalp and hair fall from those areas?

Pain in scalp and hair fall from those areas?

Hair loss with pain: The symptoms of scalp pain and hair loss require prompt evaluation by a dermatologist. There are several diagnosis that this could be but the hair loss is concerning and if caught early could be treatable and possibly reversilbe. ...Read more

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Heavy hair fall with boils in head?

Heavy hair fall with boils in head?

Dissectingcellulitis: This condition is sometimes bacteria-related, and you probably need to get this cultured.If the culture shows staph or other infection, it may respond to oral antibiotics like the combo of Cephalexin and Rifampin for many weeks. Other treatments are available if there's no infection. ...Read more

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A bump in the shaved area; could it be an ingrown hair or twisted hairs?

Yes: Warm compresses to bring to surface. If it persists it can be drained to prevent infection and possible scarring. ...Read more

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Itching head /scalp, hair falling out in strands very easily, in shower on pillow, no ringworm signs can see scalp through my hair, balding?

Itching head /scalp, hair falling out in strands very easily, in shower on pillow, no ringworm signs can see scalp through my hair, balding?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist can evaluate the type of hair loss you're having. He/she may order some blood work including thyroid function tests. If no health issues are found, you may be dealing with genetic predisposition but I recommend that you then consult a hair stylist for advice about your hair care. ...Read more

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How to stop ingrown hairs in my neck?

How to stop ingrown hairs in my neck?

Dont cut it: Avoid cutting hair too short. Proper skin care allowing follicles to errupt and avoiding skin irritants and frequent trauma from shaving. Consider hair reduction creams - vaniqua. If you must shave, hair removal with laser for more permanent reduction is ideal. ...Read more

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Ingrown hairs on my scalp is causing severe itching some swelling under the scalp..

Ingrown hairs on my scalp is causing severe itching some swelling under the scalp..

Pseudofolliculitis: Pseudofolliculitis barbae is also known as barbers's itch. What you describe here may or may not be consistent with this pseudofolliculitis. It usually occurs where curly hairs are plucked or shaven. These hairs then grow beneath the skin. This most often occurs on the chin or neck. The best prevention is to grow a beard or let the affected hair grow out. One can also pluck the hair out. ...Read more

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Could ingrown hair lead to a swollen face?

Could ingrown hair lead to a swollen face?

Yes: It sounds like you have cellilitis which is an infectious and inflammatory condition that should be evaluated and treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Hair breakage at root. Kinky hair texture. No chemical treated hair for 3 years. Breaking from roots and down entite hair shaft. Lives in NYC?

Hair breakage at root.  Kinky hair  texture.  No chemical treated hair for 3 years.   Breaking from roots and down entite hair shaft.  Lives in NYC?

Well: this could be several things from chemical damage the hair and thyroid disease to autoimmune disease to fungal infection even autoimmune disease.recommend evaluation by a physician primary care or dermatology ...Read more

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Can shaving your head hair cause hair growth?

Can shaving your head hair cause hair growth?

Shaving hair: NO, shaving does not "cause" hair growth. The old wives tale that shaving hastens hair growth in adolescence APPEARS to be true because adolescents are at the age when hair growth begins! Also, when you shave hair it becomes prickly, and more noticeable to the touch. The hair follicle beneath the skin does not know whether the hair above it has been cut long, short or completely shaved. ...Read more

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Bunp in middle back like in grown hair?

Bunp in middle back like in grown hair?

Wait two weeks: Your description is limited but your concern tells the story. If this has not disappeared or is not obviously healing up after two weeks (which may be already), a physician should look at it on the possibility that it is a tumor that needs to come off. ...Read more