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Ingrown Hair In Nose
I yanked out a few nose hairs yesterday with fingers now my left nostril feels sore & tender. Not sure ingrown hair, pimple or trauma. How to treat it?
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
An ingrown hair on my pubic area became a huge boil its been 2 weeks now and I have had several in that area, nose, and armpit what is going on?
Many boils: When there are many boils in different areas of the body, the concern is that this may be a bacterial infection, such as a staph infection. Please see your dermatologist as you may need treatment with antibiotics. ...Read more
Sores: It sounds like you may have a superficial skin infection. Often these are staph infections and require treatment either with topical or oral antibiotic. You could try some over-the-counter topical antibiotic ointment for a few days, but if they do not get better you definitely should see your physician. ...Read more
Exfoliate and warm: First bet is to allow nature to take its course. If it doesn't naturally come out as the skin turns over, gently exfoliate with microbeads (not nut scrubs, too harsh), then warm in steam or compresses to expand the pore, then gently try to pluck it out with tweezers without scarring surrounding skin. A dermatologist can do this professionally without scars. Also prevent recurrence - laser hair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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