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I have a painful lump next to my clitorus. It felt like an ingrown hair before sex. Now it hurts to walk. Could it be a swollen gland of sorts?

I have a painful lump next to my clitorus. It felt like an ingrown hair before sex. Now it hurts to walk. Could it be a swollen gland of sorts?

Abscess,: You have an abscess: an infection, probably, that could be due to an ingrown hair or to an infected cyst. Or other causes. Get checked, antibiotics may be able to help quite a bit, or it needs to be drained. It will likely get worse without treatment, so get seen today. Why suffer longer? ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Difficulty Walking (Definition)

Difficulty walking is a broad term that encompasses multiple medical conditions. One type of difficulty walking is called claudication. In claudication, a person can begin having severe pain or tightness or cramping that can make it difficult to walk. Claudication can have a vascular or neurological cause or both. Cardiac and pulmonary patients can have trouble walking ...Read more


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How to get rid of this painful ingrown hair? Please helppp

How to get rid of this painful ingrown hair? Please helppp

Cyst: You likely have an infected cyst. See a doctor who can give you an antibiotics and use warm soaks. It may need drainage as well. ...Read more

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After pulling a ingrown hair out, why is the hard lump still there? It's not painful at all to touch just feels like a soft/hard lump that's long?

Details matter: Where on your body? How large? How long? Every hair has an associated oil gland secreting sebum. An ingrown hair may have a blocked oil gland at it's root which may form a pocket (cyst) of sebum. There may also be residual swelling, inflammation which can subside over a week or 2. If you are concerned, a dermatologist can easily take care of it. ...Read more

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I have an ingrown hair that has come back in the exact same spot after 2 surgical removals. What should I do next? It is very painful and frustrating.

I have an ingrown hair that has come back in the exact same spot after 2 surgical removals. What should I do next? It is very painful and frustrating.

Bacterial supression: If it keeps coming back you should try to treat bacteria on the surface of the skin. You could try scrubbing with hibiclens or using a topical antibiotic or sometimes suppressive oral antibiotics are needed. Protecting the integrity of the skin is important too. ...Read more

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I have a weird dark bump on my elbow. Been there for years, almost look like an ingrown hair. Not painful, not grown in size. Any ideas how to dig deep?

I have a weird dark bump on my elbow. Been there for years, almost look like an ingrown hair. Not painful, not grown in size. Any ideas how to dig deep?

You shouldn't: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. Should not dig into skin without specific training or it will cause damage and/or infection. Any urgent care or Er or dermatologist can take care of it. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair that is not painful or inflamed has been there for several years. It is roughly the size of two peas side by side how to remove at home?

Ingrown hair that is not painful or inflamed has been there for several years. It is roughly the size of two peas side by side how to remove at home?

Seek a Professional: Removing an ingrown hair is minor surgery, but still carries risks like infection, bleeding and recurrence. Home surgery is not recommended except maybe, rarely in very dire circumstances. Your problem is elective and correctable with proper care. Seek proper care before it becomes infected on its own. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair on scrotum is swelling and painful, what can I do?

Hot soaks. Acne crea: Hot soaks or soak in hot tub of water (hot as you can stand without burning yourself). Can also try applying acne cream like oxy 10 or cleracil or other benzoylperoxide cream (acne cream) to try and treat the infection. If it does not improve in 2-3 days or you develop increasing pain, swelling, redness, fevers...need to see health care provider right away. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a severe and infected (also very painful) ingrown hair on the back of my leg, close to my butt?

Soaks and get help: If it is an infected ingrown hair or an infected cyst (more likely), you should see a surgeon who will place you on antibiotics and then lance or remove when ready. Meanwhile place warm soaks to the area; but do get checked! ...Read more

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I have red lumps on my underarms. Sometimes they are small and red with ingrown hair and sometimes they are big and painful. I use an electric razor.

Folliculitis: Electric razors used under the arms can pull too much and give some people ingrown hair and infected follicles. Use some neosporin (or see your doctor if they are still active) as they can become an infection with bacteria. I would try another hair removal method at the moment. ...Read more

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Red itchy hard painful bump on calf. Possibly ingrown hair. Pulled tiny sharp hair out, hurt worse. Applied bag balm. Bump smaller now, but I limp.?

Red itchy hard painful bump on calf. Possibly ingrown hair. Pulled tiny sharp hair out, hurt worse. Applied bag balm. Bump smaller now, but I limp.?

Doctor can check: A bump from an ingrown hair on the lower leg should not cause an amount of pain that would make a person limp. There could be something more serious there, and one's primary care doctor can examine the area to see what is going on. One possibility is a skin cyst (epidermal inclusion cyst) that has gotten inflamed or infected... those usually need to be opened or removed. ...Read more

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I have a quarter sized lump on my neck, I believe it is an ingrown hair but cannot see a hair poking out. It's quite large and very red an painful.?

I have a quarter sized lump on my neck, I believe it is an ingrown hair but cannot see a hair poking out. It's quite large and very red an painful.?

Infected: You usually don't see the hair when it's infected. Try some warm compresses but if that doesn't work after 24 hours you'll need to see a doctor to get it drained ...Read more

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Painful bump in vagina. Looks like an ingrown hair type of bump. What could it be? : (

Painful bump in vagina. Looks like an ingrown hair type of bump. What could it be? : (

Diffiult without exa: This could be just a local irritation, a cyst with inflammation, or a multitude of other things.

Difficult to say without exam

Suggest warm, moist packs for 10-15 minutes four times per day for the next day or two

If it disappears, fine, if not, then Dr. Visit. ...Read more

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He Woke up to chin swollen two days ago it looked like a ingrown hair from beard but it's getting worse and moving up his cheeks and says its painful?

He Woke up to chin swollen two days ago it looked like a ingrown hair from beard but it's getting worse and moving up his cheeks and says its painful?

Attention: Get it looked at either in person or over computer. Any fever? If so get to ER because spreading redness may indicate serious infection that needs antibiotics and possibly drainage. Do not delay! ...Read more

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My bff has constant inffected pimple ingrown hair on parts of her body that she cant stop from comming back she is good about hygiene and oils and dir?

My bff has constant inffected pimple ingrown hair on parts of her body that she cant stop from comming back she is good about hygiene and oils and dir?

INFECTED PIMPLE: I CANNOT SEE OR FEEL THIS PIMPLE.
PLEASE SEE YOUR REGULAR DOCTOR WHO MIGHT REFER YOU TO A DERMATOLOGIST.
BEST LUCK ...Read more

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How can I get rid of and prevent painful ingrown hair around my navel? I've been dealing with this for 10 years, should I see a dermatologist?

How can I get rid of and prevent painful ingrown hair around my navel? I've been dealing with this for 10 years, should I see a dermatologist?

No waxing or shaving: Tretinoin (retin-a) cream can help decrease skin plugging or hyperkaratosis. Topical tretinoin cream may thin out the epidermis, reduce the buildup of dead skin cells, and decrease hair embedding into the follicies. Topical corticosteroid creams with a mild strength can be applied to reduce inflammation of inflamed ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lump about the size of a golf ball on the right side of pubic area and I am a man thought it may be an ingrown hair that festerd but now its big painful and very hard.

Hello.: Hello. Can't diagnose the cause of this mass. It could be a massively inflammed lymph node, possibly hydradenitis suprativa, an abcess, an infected cyst. If it is red, warm, has discharge, has swelling in the surrounding area has red streaks - or you have a fever - I would be seen at the er immediately. Due to it's size, regardless, it would be prudent to have it evaluated forthwith. ...Read more

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Hi onmy pubis area I get lots of lumps that then turn in to puss like a pimple or ingrown hair very painful lots of blood and no hair in there?

Hi onmy pubis area I get lots of lumps that then turn in to puss like a pimple or ingrown hair very painful lots of blood and no hair in there?

Could be a problem: You may have a disease call hidradnitis suprativa, that is a chonic infection of skin in the areas of sweat glands. This sometimes can be helped with chronic antibiotics, but sometimes the affected area has to be excised. Check in with a dermatologist to see what they think. ...Read more

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I have a medium sized bump on my pelvic region. The bump is slightly red, painful and tender to the touch. It feels swollen. Painful ingrown hair?

Certainly could be: An ingrown hair, or sebaceous cyst, but I also worry about staph infection. I would get in to see your doctor for evaluation and possible culture. ...Read more

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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


Ingrown Hair (Definition)

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