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Ingrown Hair So Painful I Cant Walk
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
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
Ingrown hair, extremely painful hard to walk, stabbing pain, extremely inflamed. Only red on spot itself. Tried hot compression, baths, tea tree oil wash. Present for about 6 days. Wanting relief ASAP can you help please?
Anything I can do to get rid of a painful ingrown hair that just formed on my chest? Or do I have to just deal with it and wait it out?
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
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
I found a pea size lump that is very painful in my bikini line and it's not an ingrown hair I just found it today
No worry: A simple icing it daily without continous touching it will heal it. ...Read more
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 a very large lump in my arm pit. Been there for around 8 months. Started small but now very large. Painful to push on. It's not an ingrown hair?
Arm pit lump: It's time to see your doctor right away. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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
I have an ingrown hair on a mole, on the back of my leg, it is very painful and I can't sit down, I am not able to get to a dr, can I remove it? How?
Need doc: A doctor really needs to remove it. ...Read more
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.?
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?
Globus and chin pain from 5 days ago, with R-side swollen and painful to the touch, but no redness fever or ingrown hair. What can this be?
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?
I CANNOT SEE OR FEEL THIS PIMPLE.
PLEASE SEE YOUR REGULAR DOCTOR WHO MIGHT REFER YOU TO A DERMATOLOGIST.
BEST LUCK ...Read more
I have this raised red bump on my groin and it hurts when I touch it. Is it an ingrown hair? I cant see the hair and I want it to go away
We can't tell you: With the available info. Suggest medical eval to know. ...Read more
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
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
I have a growth on my vagina lip. Not inside. It almost looks like an ingrown hair. What do I do? Isn't painful for itchy
In my armpit I have a walnut sized knot, that is extremely painful, I believe it is an ingrown hair that is ingrown, it is a hard lump.?
Axilla/infected/cyst: See a surgeon for drainage and PO antibiotics. Must R/O hidradenitis... ...Read more
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
I have a hard, painful lump above my clitoris and I have had it for a week. I thought it was bruising or an ingrown hair but it hasn't gone away.
See doctor: May be an infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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
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