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Ingrown Hair Swollen Face
2 days ago I noticed a "knot" in my pubic area. It is now swollen, very red. Pain/burns to touch. It has no head, and there is no ingrown hair in it.
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/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
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?
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?
Had an ingrown hair it was swollen so I popped it. Now there's a bigger red circle around it very warm to the touch. Could it be serious.
Removed ingrown hair and the follicle a day later became swollen and hard I just popped it and some swelling reduced will it go down more and be fine?
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 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?
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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?
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
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?
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