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Could ingrown hair lead to a swollen face?

Could ingrown hair lead to a swollen face?

Yes: It sounds like you have cellilitis which is an infectious and inflammatory condition that should be evaluated and treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Swollen Face (Definition)

= facial distention due to fluid build up. This may be due to trauma, life-threatening allergic reactions, ...Read more


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Ingrown hair and once I removed it my face and lip are swollen ice gets it to go down but it comes back there a mass above the area what can I do?

Ingrown hair and once I removed it my face and lip are swollen ice gets it to go down but it comes back there a mass above the area what can I do?

You need: To have this checked out! It sounds like you have an infection with a local lymph node "filtering" it Apply moist HEAT for now and go to Walk in Unit for possible antibiotic treatment. If this is your UPPER LIP go to ER if necessary but be seen ASAP!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Ingrown hair/side face 2 weeks. 2 day ago try to dig it out. Now extremely swollen red painful. Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) topical sauve, peroxide. Cont this or see er?

Ingrown hair/side face 2 weeks. 2 day ago try to dig it out. Now extremely swollen red painful. Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) topical sauve, peroxide. Cont this or see er?

Get help: This sounds like you may have created an infection in the area and a call to your doctor or perhaps a simple visit will save you an er trip. If it is extremely swollen and very painful may want to seek an urgent care or er to avoid cellulitis which is a very serious infection. ...Read more

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He Woke up to chin swollen two days ago it looked like an 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 an 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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I had a bump I thought was an ingrown hair on the outside of my vag and its starting to bed bigger and swollen. What could it be?

I had a bump I thought was an ingrown hair on the outside of my vag and its starting to bed bigger and swollen. What could it be?

See below: If the bump is on the lips of the vagina it could represent a bartholins cyst or abscess. Could be an infected hair bump. If it continues to enlarge or becomes increasing painful you would need to see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I plucked-ingrown hair/a day later the poor where the hair used to be was swollen and red I then popped it and puss came out will it go down and be ok?

Maybe: If you released all the pus and it is less red, swollen and painful, it should be okay. If it continues to be swollen, red and painful you need to be seen for antibiotics and possibly, further drainage. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have what seems to be a bug bite that has swollen or it could be an ingrown hair, on the inside right cheek of my buttons. Should I lance it?

I have what seems to be a bug bite that has swollen or it could be an ingrown hair, on the inside right cheek of my buttons. Should I lance it?

Avoid lancing it...: Depending on the size, if it's a pimple, then warm compresses will hastens its drainage. Aniy larger, it would be more prudent to see a healthcare professional to have it drained. ...Read more

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Had what I thought was an ingrown hair so I tried to pull it out with a needle, nothing there. Mild irrational when first.start. 24 hrs skin hard dime sized and red/swollen. 48 hrs hard skin now half dollar sized. Hurts when bumped.

Had what I thought was an ingrown hair so I tried to pull it out with a needle, nothing there.  Mild irrational when first.start. 24 hrs skin hard dime sized and red/swollen.  48 hrs hard skin now half dollar sized.  Hurts when bumped.

Maybe infected now: Messing with bumps like ingrown hairs can lead to infection at the site. Little bumps that have a "small hard ball" inside may also be acne bumps, which means open comedones (blackheads), small acne bumps (closed comedones), or small acne pustules (whiteheads). They could also be molluscum, which are caused by a virus. A doctor can check to see if antibiotics are needed to treat it. ...Read more

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Can ingrown hair on my vagina wall get swollen? If so what can I do

Can ingrown hair on my vagina wall get swollen? If so what can I do

Cyst: Your vaginal wall does not have hair and it cannot develop "in grown hair", If you have a growth, it should be checked by your doctor. It is likely a Bartholin's cyst. Bartholin's glands are located at the entrance to a woman's vagina, one on each side. A Bartholin's cyst is formed when a Bartholin's gland is blocked, causing a fluid-filled cyst to develop. ...Read more

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Thought I had an ingrown hair on labia it seems to be getting worse is swollen looks like a grouping and really hurts if touched, could it be herpes?

Thought I had an ingrown hair on labia it seems to be getting worse is swollen looks like a grouping and really hurts if touched, could it be herpes?

It could be: Genital lesions must be visualized to determine the cause. What you describe sounds like an infection of some sort. Herpes is one possibility but there are others. Consider seeing an Obgyn or attaching an image in a virtual visit with a Healthtap in your state to narrow down the cause. ...Read more

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How do I treat the wound from ingrown hair so that it will not recur? There seems to be an infection because the area where hair is supposed to grow is swollen first and has pus with blood

How do I treat the wound from ingrown hair so that it will not recur? There seems to be an infection because the area where hair is supposed to grow is swollen first and has pus with blood

In grown hair : Removing the offending object (which acts as a foreign body — in this case the hair) helps a wound heal. The best way to avoid recurrence is to use proper shaving techniques to avoid the hair growing inward. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair on vag lip? Red, swollen,. And hurts

Ingrown hair on vag lip? Red, swollen,. And hurts

Warm compress : If no signs of infection, fever, puss drainage or band of redness that is getting bigger around it, apply a warm compress to the area a few times a day and this will help well and quickly. If signs of infection are present or develop, contact your physician or healthcare professional right away. ...Read more

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I have sore on back of scalp that I think started as ingrown hair. I picked at it and now its swollen a very sore. What can help it. Thanks?

Warm soaks: Apply warm-water soaks 2-3 times a day, and it should resolve if you don't pick at it anymore. If it doesn't, you'll have to see your doctor or a dermatologist to have it drained, and if necessary, get a prescription for an antibiotic. And let that be a lesson! As I tell my patients all the time, your skin is not on strike, you don't have to pick it. (get it? :-)). ...Read more

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I have what I believed was an ingrown hair but now it has swollen, turned red and it drained to what looks like a huge empty hair follicle!cellulitis?

Abscess: Your description suggests a single follicle was involved, draining pus- likely an abscess. If there was surrounding redness, swelling, tenderness and warmth, then a cellulitis was involved. See a doctor for abscess drainage and treatment- a culture will be needed to determine what caused the infection (eg. Community-acquired mrsa). ...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 its size, regardless, it would be prudent to have it evaluated forthwith. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair in my vaginal area. Got swollen puss stuff & blood when I squeeze it. How do I get rib of it & infection if that's what it is?

Ingrown hair in my vaginal area. Got swollen puss stuff & blood when I squeeze it. How do I get rib of it & infection if that's what it is?

Local care: I agree ti sounds like an ingrown hair. Warm compresses 3x/day and neosporin ointment. If the redness and swelling do not resolve in 48 hrs you need to see a physician. Also, if you get a temperature greater than 101 degrees you need to call your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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Painful smooth swollen bottom lip near what I thought was an ingrown hair. So big now I can barely drink and talk properly. What could this be?

See doctor: Pain often suggests the presence of an infection. If you have trouble drinking after the fluid has passed your lips, you need emergency care- rush to the ER-especially important if you have trouble breathing or a family history of throat swelling. ...Read more

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I think I have an ingrown hair on the back of my thigh. It's not a zit but has a black dot (or hair) at the centre of the area. It is swollen/pussey.

Infection??: Your description sounds like you probably have an infection and a small abscess. That can usually be quite successfully treated with an oral antibiotic. Speak to your doc. ...Read more

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I think I have an ingrown hair on the back of my thigh. It's not a zit but has a black dot (or hair) at the centre of the area. It is swollen/pussey?

SOAK: SOAK

That is the best treatment and if a simple superficial hair follicle inflammation or "ingrown" hair this may "do the trick" If it persists see a Health Care Professional as soon as practicable.

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I've had what I thought was ingrown hair on leg, red around it size of quarter, a little warm and swollen, had since yesterday. Should I go to doctor?

I've had what I thought was ingrown hair on leg, red around it size of quarter, a little warm and swollen, had since yesterday. Should I go to doctor?

If worsens: Draw a line around the red swollen area on your leg. If the area grows, gets more red, stays warm, or you develop a fever, then I would go to see your Doctor as you may need antibiotics or debridement. ...Read more

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ingrown hair,pubic area,I scratched in sleep.it has burst & also caused a very deep cut next to it. leaking pus and swollen. will fusidic acid help?

 ingrown hair,pubic area,I scratched in  sleep.it has burst & also caused a very deep cut next to it. leaking pus and swollen. will fusidic acid help?

Folliculitis: Would see a doctor- for any need for antibiotic. Do not know about fusidic acid helping this. Can apply triple antibiotic ointment and warm compress while maintaining hygiene. ...Read more

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I popped an ingrown hair that I thought was a zit on leg. It was swollen and red... After putting antibiotic cream on it the pink continues to spread?

I popped an ingrown hair that I thought was a zit on leg. It was swollen and red... After putting antibiotic cream on it the pink continues to spread?

Need exam: Your sore needs to be looked at by your primary care doctor or dermatologist to determine if the spreading redness is due to infection or an allergic reaction to your antibiotic cream. ...Read more

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

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