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Doctor insights on: Ingrown Hair Skin Condition

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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

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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Will a pimple or ingrown hair cause skin infection?

Will a pimple or ingrown hair cause skin infection?

Pimple: At times a pimple or ingrown hair may show signs of infection ( increased redness , warm to touch , painful ) . See a dermatologist for treatment with appropriate antibacterials. ...Read more

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Skin cancer under hair, possible?

Skin cancer under hair, possible?

Sometimes: Skin cancers most often develop on areas of sun-exposed skin including the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms, dorsum(top) of hands, and legs. However they can form in areas that are rarely sun-exposed such as the palms, fingernail/toenail beds, and even the genitals. Not all skin changes are due to skin cancer. A physician can check any skin changes that worry you and make suggestions. ...Read more

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Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Yes: It can certainly cause hair to good in to its resting phase called telophase. It could take up to 6 months to return to the active growth phases. ...Read more

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Keratosis pilaris causing many countless ingrown hairs, laser hair removal an option to kill problem at root?

Keratosis pilaris causing many countless ingrown hairs, laser hair removal an option to kill problem at root?

Yes it is: But it may take several treatments over years because many follicles will be in the telogen phase (sleep phase) and is is often combined with microdermabrasion or other exfoliative treatments. ...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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Could scalp ringworm cause hair follicles to shrink and receding hairline?

Could scalp ringworm cause hair follicles to shrink and receding hairline?

Hair loss: infections can cause hair loss Effective treatment will resolve it. See a dermatologist or family doc. ...Read more

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Can dandruff or dry skin cause greasy hair?

Can dandruff or dry skin cause greasy hair?

Not really: Flaking/dandruff can be the result of oily skin, which irritates the skin and causes flaking. Common mistake to think flaking is from dry skin, but if greasy hair then not dry skin so shampoos daily foroily skin helpful. ...Read more

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Seborrheic keratosis on scalp and hairfalling out, treatment?

Seborrheic keratosis on scalp and hairfalling out, treatment?

Seb K's: Seborrheic Keratoses are benign growths that can grow on any skin surface, head to feet. They don't usually cause "hair loss" but can displace some hair if they grow large in the scalp. ...Read more

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Can hair products cause acne/blackheads/oily skin on forehead?

Can hair products cause acne/blackheads/oily skin on forehead?

YES!: Yes, the products you use on your hair can cause breakout on your forehead especially if they are oily products. Discontinue using these products. ...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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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

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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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Can thyroid cause scalp rash & hair lost?

Thyroid: A thyroid condition may give rise to a scalp rash, namely seborrheo which can cause hair loss. ...Read more

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Does usage of hair removal cream cause skin darkening?

It may: There are 2 different reactions that you may have to a cream that causes darkening. First, you may be allergic to the cream and the darkening is a response. Second, may be whats called post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. This is a response to either an allergic reaction or to the chemical reaction that is used to remove your hair. Usually stopping the cream will lead to lightening your skin. ...Read more

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What is better for hair growth biotin or skin hair and nails?

It is unknown: These products have not been compared in a double blinded study to determine which is best. ...Read more