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Ingrown Hair Spots
This acne on my cheek for 4 weeks and still here! not sure if pimple or ingrown hair. Two spots on my cheek. Its pink and more flat than normal acne?
Our hair follicles are meant to erupt and to grow straight out of the skin. Often, a hair may turn into the channel out of which it should grow, and penetrates the skin, causing swelling and irritation. This may happen because of blockage or with very curly hair. These are not always a problem unless the hair does not erupt and then possibly leads to infection ...Read more
I have ingrown hair and spots caused by them all over my legs I tried everything to get rid of it but nothing works... Any tips?
See doctor: and have this checked and treated, Avoid shaving till you see doctor. ...Read more
I recently had 2 ingrown hairs in the same spots , i pulled the ingrown hairs out with tweezers and squeezed the pus out and then shaved later that we?
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
Hi I am 22years old and have dark skin and when I shave my biking area and stomach I started getting razor bumps and ingrown hairs with dark spots is there anything I can do to get it to go away I don't have a lot of money so I can't really get lazor hair
Hyperpigmentation: This is likely hyper pigmentation due to folliculitis/ingrown hairs. When you shave, be sure to use shaving cream & only shave in the direction of hair growth, so you don't cut them off so short (decreases the risk of ingrown hairs.) Also, exfoliate well on non-shave days to help prevent. If it persists and/or happens often talk with your doctor about a topical antibiotic ointment to treat it ...Read more
Remove hair: Hi Louis472 If the hair is still there, it could be removed with a minor surgical procedure. The resulting biopsy specimen could be checked for malignancy. If its gone, the residual pigmented spot could be removed/biopsied, or perhaps treated with one of the skin bleaching agents you can find advertised on the internet. Any residual pigmented lesion is a little worrisome; check with doctor. ...Read more
I have ingrown hair and not jock itch on my groin and Thank goodness for that i guess. I also have Fordyce spots on my shaft what do i do about both?
Dermatologist: Both should be taken care of by a dermatologist. Should be an easy treatment for you and save you a lot of worry. ...Read more
My pubic skin itches mainly at night and cream hasn't helped. I have one or two spots that look like a pimple or ingrown hair what do I do?
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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