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I have a bump on my penis that looks like a pimple. Not sure if its an ingrown hair, shaved not too long ago or an std. I picked at it and it hurts.

I have a bump on my penis that looks like a pimple. Not sure if its an ingrown hair, shaved not too long ago or an std. I picked at it and it hurts.

Physical exam: The only way to know for sure what it is, is by doing physical exam. See your physician who can do a physical exam and the appropriate tests to find out what it is. ...Read more

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Ingrown Hair (Definition)

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


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Found 3 red bumps near the bottom of my labia majora. They don't hurt and they aren't clustered together. herpes or ingrown hairs? I shaved a week ago

Found 3 red bumps near the bottom of my labia majora. They don't hurt and they aren't clustered together. herpes or ingrown hairs? I shaved a week ago

Probably not herpes: Herpes is unlikely to first present with "3 red bumps". The initial infection usually is more severe thatn this. And within 7 days recurrent herpes would go from red bumps to blisters or open sores or scabs. If the bumps are in an area where you shave, folliculitis (hair follicle inflammation, ingrown hairs) is a good bet. See a doctor if they persist or if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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I have a small zit like bump on my bikini line. It started rather large and I popped it & it's much smaller. Ingrown hair since I shave regularily?

I have a small zit like bump on my bikini line. It started rather large and I popped it & it's much smaller. Ingrown hair since I shave regularily?

Skin infections: Ingrown hairs can curl, cutting the skin which can then get infected. Soap, water, soaking in warm baths to help the infection drain. Try not to squeeze. ...Read more

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Hi, I have an underarm cyst possibly from an ingrown hair because I shaved recently. It's slightly bigger than a pimple and visibly contains pus, however I cannot see the ingrown hair. I read on some websites that cysts are harmless and will go away on it

Hi, I have an underarm cyst possibly from an ingrown hair because I shaved recently. It's slightly bigger than a pimple and visibly contains pus, however I cannot see the ingrown hair. I read on some websites that cysts are harmless and will go away on it

Skin infections: Pus filled bumps on the skin are usually the symptom of a skin infection. When they become red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occasionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read more

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I got a boil on my scrotum and I think it's from a ingrown hair since I just shaved down there. Any thing I can get from the store to help?

I got a boil on my scrotum and I think it's from a ingrown hair since I just shaved down there. Any thing I can get from the store to help?

Antibiotics?: You'll probably need antibiotics and depending on the size of the boil possibly an incision and drainage. Don't wait to get help, sometimes these can spread "down there" very fast and be life threatening....especially if you are a diabetic. Go see your doctor and you'll be OK. ...Read more

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I am prone to get razor bumps and ingrown hairs when i shave down there. How often should I shave and how should I do it?

Insure that you use: Fresh sharp blades vice dull blades. If the hair is more than several mm long – then trim it before shaving it. Wash the area before shaving – warm water can help to soften the hairs. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in the direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Don't shave too often. ...Read more

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After I shave my vagina I get red pimple-like/ ingrown hairs. It hurts to shave it and the bumps hurt. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

After I shave my vagina I get red pimple-like/ ingrown hairs. It hurts to shave it and the bumps hurt. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

Various: At times, these hair follicles may get infected. This is folliculitis. If folliculitis is mild, topical over-the-counter antibiotic will work (polysporin, neosporin or bacitracin) 2-3 times/day. Topical Hydrocortisone will also help. If very tender, you may need brief oral antibiotics, and let it heal before shaving again. Always shave with the direction of hair growth, & try aloe vera after. ...Read more

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After I shave my vagina I get red pimple-like/ ingrown hairs. It hurts to shave it and the bumps hurt. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

After I shave my vagina I get red pimple-like/ ingrown hairs. It hurts to shave it and the bumps hurt. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

Maybe: Some people's skin are clearly more sensitive than others. Skin prep may be key for you - right after or during a shower may help since the heat from the steam will make shaving smoother. Make sure you are using a new blade. Do you get these bumps anywhere else that you shave? Underarms? If so, check with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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After I shave my vagina I get red pimple-like/ ingrown hairs. It hurts to shave it and the bumps hurt. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

After I shave my vagina I get red pimple-like/ ingrown hairs. It hurts to shave it and the bumps hurt. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

Various: At times, these hair follicles may get infected. This is folliculitis. If folliculitis is mild, topical over-the-counter antibiotic will work (polysporin, neosporin or bacitracin) 2-3 times/day. Topical Hydrocortisone will also help. If very tender, you may need brief oral antibiotics, and let it heal before shaving again. Always shave with the direction of hair growth, & try aloe vera after. ...Read more

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After I shave my vagina I get red pimple-like/ ingrown hairs. It hurts to shave it and the bumps hurt. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

After I shave my vagina I get red pimple-like/ ingrown hairs. It hurts to shave it and the bumps hurt. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

Various: At times, these hair follicles may get infected. This is folliculitis. If folliculitis is mild, topical over-the-counter antibiotic will work (polysporin, neosporin or bacitracin) 2-3 times/day. Topical Hydrocortisone will also help. If very tender, you may need brief oral antibiotics, and let it heal before shaving again. Always shave with the direction of hair growth, & try aloe vera after. ...Read more

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After I shave my vagina I get red pimple-like/ ingrown hairs. It hurts to shave it and the bumps hurt. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

After I shave my vagina I get red pimple-like/ ingrown hairs. It hurts to shave it and the bumps hurt. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

Various: At times, these hair follicles may get infected. This is folliculitis. If folliculitis is mild, topical over-the-counter antibiotic will work (polysporin, neosporin or bacitracin) 2-3 times/day. Topical Hydrocortisone will also help. If very tender, you may need brief oral antibiotics, and let it heal before shaving again. Always shave with the direction of hair growth, & try aloe vera after. ...Read more

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How can I shave and not get ingrown hairs? How can I treat ingrown hair w/o scaring myslef?

Shaving issues...: Shaving might cause problems in some people which include ingrown hairs, inflammation, infections. My recommendation is to probably use alternative ways to get rid of the hair if the problem is recurrent. You might need to see a Dermatologist and consider permanent hair removal treatment. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair, not particularly sure. The area I usually shave has a spot that has grown a little hard and has a bump. No pain though.

Maybe: Hard yo day without seeing the area, but this sounds like an ingrown hair. Let the area grow out for a little while between shaving to reduced the development of these. This could also be a folliculitis or a small cyst forming, again, hard to say. See you doc or do a video consult here on HealthTap to confirm. ...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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Hi i have problems with my bladder area because i shaved a while ago and im pretty sure its an ingrown hair. Three pics are my bladder area and the bi?

Hi i have problems with my bladder area because i shaved a while ago and im pretty sure its an ingrown hair. Three pics are my bladder area and the bi?

Symptomatic care: You can try removing the hair if it is ingrown and allowing any pus to drain. This may be all that you need to do. If the redness or pus persists you may need an antibiotic. You could start with a topical generic triple antibiotic lotion. If that doesn't work then you may need a course of oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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How are you supposed to shave if it causes ingrown hair and acne?

How are you supposed to shave if it causes ingrown hair and acne?

Can be tough: Sometimes cutting hair with a scissors rather than shaving can help. Avoiding a really close shave may help - shaving with the grain instead of against it, and not repeatedly going over the same area with a razor. A topical antibiotic, like prescription 1% Clindamycin might also help. ...Read more

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I shave ALOT down there, and for a couple mths, I've had tiny ingrown hair like bumps on my lower vulva area, don't hurt or itch.. What is it?

See ans: Shavibg the gdids can cause irritation to the skin and possibly ingrown hairs. You skin in this area is very tender and must be treated gently. Try electric razor see if you feel better. For the irritation put I. Done antibiotic ointment and let the area heal ...Read more

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I have a 'pimple' on my knee but it's mostly white and looks like there's fluid under it. I shave and thought it was an ingrown hair?

Cyst: This may represent an Epidermoid cyst. Follow with your PCP or dermatologist and they can remove it if it bothers you! ...Read more

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I have a lot of ingrown hair bumps on the back of my leg, what causes them and how can I get rid of them? P.s. I don't shave that area of my leg.

Ingrown hairs: Try to exfoliate and moisturize the skin with 1/2 cup of sugar in 1/2 cup olive oil. while in the shower. Shower, apply let stand 1-2 minutes rinse off. Build up of dead skin is a factor as is dry . skin with thick hairs. f/u with dermatologist see http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/ingrown-hair-causes-symptoms-treatment?page=2 ...Read more