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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

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 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 a 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, 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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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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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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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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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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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