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Does hair grow over alopecia barbae?

Does hair grow over alopecia barbae?

Many a times: Alopecia Barbae = Bald spots in bearded areas. See Dermatologist. (Many a times the hair grows back - not all of them. The treatments that help sometimes are 1.Minoxidil 2. Cortizone creams (more help with injections) and 3. ? Anthralin cream or ointment.) ...Read more

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

A condition in which a person has hairs that have curled around and grown back into the skin instead of ...Read more


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Does applying hair gel causes pimples or hair loss?

Does applying hair gel causes pimples or hair loss?

Hair gel: Very unlikely at your age. That said, if you do indeed have pimples and/or hair loss start with a clinic visit to your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair within shaving bump's on my face?

Ingrown hair within shaving bump's on my face?

This is common: Sometime this can also lead to a foliculitis called foliculitis barbae. ...Read more

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Are hair styling creams bad for hair?

Are hair styling creams bad for hair?

Most are but...: Most hair styling creams contain some toxic chemicals but some are better than others.The Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep database has information on the safety and toxicity of thousands of skin and hair products. Their data on hair styling creams is limited but you can research the ingredients in various products.Look for more with more natural ingredients & avoid chemicals like parabens. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair /cyst?

Ingrown hair /cyst?

Surgical removal: Treatment of choice surgical removal.

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Does castor oil regrowth hair on bald spots?

Does castor oil regrowth hair on bald spots?

No: It won't help in any way. You didn't really believe this, did you? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Does applying hair oil causes acne or pimples?

Does applying hair oil causes acne or pimples?

No: Applying hair oil will not cause acne or pimples. Check out https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/acne-and-rosacea/acne & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acne/basics/definition/con-20020580 for more info. ...Read more

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Can waxing facial hair cause eczema?

Can waxing facial hair cause eczema?

Unlikely: If you are allergic to waxing it may give you hives but not eczema. Mostlikely it is irritating to your skin and you should consider laser hair removal or tweezing instead. ...Read more

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Skin tag, cancer or ingrown hair?

Skin tag, cancer or ingrown hair?

Neither: Skin tag (medical term is acrochordon) is a small benign tumor that forms primarily in areas where the skin forms creases, such as the neck, armpit, and groin. They may also occur on the face, usually on the eyelids. Acrochorda are harmless and typically painless, and do not grow or change over time. ...Read more

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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

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Does hydrocortisone cream cause unwanted hair growth?

Does hydrocortisone cream cause unwanted hair growth?

No: No, the normal uses of Hydrocortisone 1% cream do not cause unwanted hair growth. However, with skin inflammation rashes that are leading to hair loss, the Hydrocortisone can help stop the inflammation, clear the rash up, and allow some hair to start growing back (but that would be wanted hair growth). ...Read more

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How to shave pubic hair (male)?

How to shave pubic hair (male)?

Shaving: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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Help? I use fluoconozole oil for sebhorraic dermatitis, Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo. Hair still itches like crazy! hair is thinning at crown, breaking off. Woman.

Help? I use fluoconozole oil for sebhorraic dermatitis, Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo. Hair still itches like crazy! hair is thinning at crown, breaking off. Woman.

Shampoos: Shampoos remove much more hair oil than regular soap, and it's important that you apply a hair conditioner after shampooing to restore normal hair texture. If a dermatologist doesn't find any medical problems causing hair loss, I recommend that you have a skilled beautician evaluate your hair status and instruct you on proper hair care techniques. ...Read more

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Itchy hair even after using shampoo? Lice? Ringworm?

Itchy hair even after using shampoo?
Lice? Ringworm?

Long list.: Itchy hair can be caused by dry scalp, seborrhea, irritants (hair products/treatments), skin infections (can be ringworm, lice, scabies), insect bites, skin disorders (psoriasis or eczema, for example)... The list is long, so it is best to have your gp or a dermatologist check it out. ...Read more

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Hair, skin& nails plus biotin really help grow your hair?

Hair, skin& nails plus biotin really help grow your hair?

Biotin: Proponents of biotin supplements claim that boosting your biotin intake can help with the following conditions: healthy hair, acne, brittle nails, diabetes, eczema, hair loss, mild depression, skin rash in infants (also known as seborrheic dermatitis). ...Read more

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Can dermatologist treat frizzy hair?

No: There are various hair products that might help with crazy hairyou could try some of those and see if they work. If they don't you might want to talk to your hair stylist. ...Read more

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I think I may have jock itch red rash under area lotion helps it but it also looks as if there's an ingrown hair as well I'm not sure please help?

I think I may have jock itch red rash under area lotion helps it but it also looks as if there's an ingrown hair as well I'm not sure please help?

Jock itch: Jock itch can be treated with over the counter anti-ifungal powders/ cream. if there is an ingrown hair there may be a concomitant bacterial infection so would follow up with doc as you may need topical antibiotics ( mupirocin) as well as oral antibiotics ( usually bacitracin is insufficient) ...Read more

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I've tried pan oxly and clindamycn lotion for about a year. Worked at first for my ingrown hairs but looking for stronger products.

I've tried pan oxly and clindamycn lotion for about a year. Worked at first for my ingrown hairs but looking for stronger products.

Laser removal: If ingrown hair is a recurring issue, you may wish to have the hair removed permanently by laser treatment. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My skin is dry/itchy. Started using Aveeno (oatmeal) body wash/lotion. I have tiny dot pimples on my legs look like ingrown hairs, how to prevent?? Flakey skin

Dry skin/eczema: It's recommended to use plain white moisturizers two times a day, use less warm wate for bath or showers, use soaps or bath gel for sensitive skin ( better to go with in colored and non fragrant or non scented, also gently tapping skin to dry than rubbing with towel is also recommended. See your doctor or skin specialist if not improving, sooner if worse. ...Read more

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I keep getting ingrown hair folice ?

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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I keep getting ingrown hair folicle ?

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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Should i get my ingrown hair drained?

If it is oozing: If you have an abscess get the hair pulled and drain the pus. Your doctor will perform an incision and drainage (i and d) if need be. You may be infected and drainage with antibiotics. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat an ingrown hair bump?

Remove the hair: Clean area, lance bump, with tweezer-remove the hair. Apply betadine or triple antibiotic cream, until healed. ...Read more

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I wanted to know did this bump come from an ingrown hair ?

In-grown hairs: In grown hairs can get infected and cause bumps called folliculitis which need daily cleaning and antibiotics ( can be topical) usually to resolve. But would f/u/ w/ a doc as we have no picture to evaluate the particular bump you are referring to. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have a ingrown hair or a herpes symptom?

Single vs cluster: Usually an ingrown hair is an isolated occurrence, while most often, herpes produces several vesicles. The appearance of the lesions also sometimes can help as herpes are tiny blister-like bubbles full of clear-yellow fluid with redness around them. Ingrown hair often has pus (and hair) inside it, also with redness around it. ...Read more

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How do u combat a ingrown hair.And would I need to see a docor?

Ingrown hair: As long as it has not developed into a large pus pocket, you may carefully try to free the entraped hair by cleansing with rubbing alcohol and using a sterilized needle to unroof the trapped hair. If this does not work or if there is significan infection, then you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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What Can I do to treat a Pea sized ingrown hair along mybikini line ?

Hair.: Hairs aren't pea sized. Must be something else. Infected cyst. Inflamed follicle. Not a hair. Surgical removal may be needed. Time will clarify the problem. If recurrent. Have it removed. ...Read more

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I have a large deep ingrown hair. I can't get it out. Is there any ideas to get it out.

See a doctor: Your family doctor can probably unroof the area with a sterile needle, and extract the offending hair. ...Read more

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I have an ingrown hair on the side of my pubic area. Is there anything I can do for the pain?

Ingrown Hair: Your doctor can make a small cut in your skin with a sterile needle or scalpel to drain it. Your doctor may also prescribe medicine such as: Steroid medicine that you rub on your skin to bring down the swelling, Retinoids (Retin A) to remove dead skin cells and reduce the skin pigment changes that can occur from ingrown hairs, Antibiotics ...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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I had an ingrown hair and I picked at it so much that now I have sores on my face I need them to be healed by Friday. What do you recommend?

I had an ingrown hair and I picked at it so much that now I have sores on my face I need them to be healed by Friday. What do you recommend?

Sores: Don't touch, keep clean and protected from sun. We can call in an Rx for cream that may help. Otherwise IPL may be needed. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more