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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

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Ingrown Hair (Definition)

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


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Ingrown hair/side face 2 weeks. 2 day ago try to dig it out. Now extremely swollen red painful. Benadryl, 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, 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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Reducing Ingrown Hairs (Checklist)

See a dermatologist for topical and/or oral antibacterials if needed
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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?

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?

Infection.: This could be an infection, which would likely be bacterial and would require antibiotics. Get to your doctor for evaluation and antibiotics. ...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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Treating an Ingrown Toenail (Checklist)

Make sure your shoes aren't too tight
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See a podiatrist if pain persists or doesn't improve
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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 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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I have an ingrown hair. It is on my bikini line.within a week It has swollen the size of a golf ball. It hurts to touch and it red?

May need to be seen: It sounds like you may need to be seen and have his lanced. You could try warm, wet soaks, but it sound like this is pretty significant, so you should probably have it checked. ...Read more

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Swollen Face (Definition)

Swollen face is also known as Facial swelling. Facial swelling is the build-up of fluid in the tissues of the face. Swelling may ...Read more


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