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Skin cancer under hair, possible?

Skin cancer under hair, possible?

Sometimes: Skin cancers most often develop on areas of sun-exposed skin including the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms, dorsum(top) of hands, and legs. However they can form in areas that are rarely sun-exposed such as the palms, fingernail/toenail beds, and even the genitals. Not all skin changes are due to skin cancer. A physician can check any skin changes that worry you and make suggestions. ...Read more

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

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


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Skin tag, cancer or ingrown hair?

Skin tag, cancer or ingrown hair?

Neither: Skin tag (medical term is acrochordon) is a small benign tumor that forms primarily in areas where the skin forms creases, such as the neck, armpit, and groin. They may also occur on the face, usually on the eyelids. Acrochorda are harmless and typically painless, and do not grow or change over time. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair within shaving bump's on my face?

Ingrown hair within shaving bump's on my face?

This is common: Sometime this can also lead to a foliculitis called foliculitis barbae. ...Read more

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Just pulled an inch long ingrown hair from chin. How can hair grow healthy like that under skin?

Just pulled an inch long ingrown hair from chin. How can hair grow healthy like that under skin?

Yes, can grow very l: But usually irritating to skin, and usually results in a blocked oil gland. Will heal quickly after hair is liberated. ...Read more

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Will a pimple or ingrown hair cause skin infection?

Will a pimple or ingrown hair cause skin infection?

Pimple: At times a pimple or ingrown hair may show signs of infection ( increased redness , warm to touch , painful ) . See a dermatologist for treatment with appropriate antibacterials. ...Read more

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Could a skin cyst be from ingrown hair around my penis?

Could a skin cyst be from ingrown hair around my penis?

Maybe: More likely this is a sebaceous cyst. These are not infected but can be removed if unsightly. Get checked out to be sure. ...Read more

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Falling hair and skin head itchiness?

Falling hair and skin head itchiness?

Many possibilities: Those are very common and nonspecific symptoms. A viral infection can do it, as can stress, various medications, and certain medical conditions. A good evaluation, including blood testing, by a physician will narrow down the possibilities. ...Read more

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How to prevent shaving rash and ingrown hair on neck?

NMS but: This is not my specialty but generally one needs to get the hair moistened then shave against the grain. The more curly the hair , the more problem with ingrown hair. Talk to your barber to get some practical tips. ...Read more

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How to remove under skin acne?

How to remove under skin acne?

Cystic acne: The deep kind that is easily palpated below the skin surface will usually respond only to isotretinoin. ...Read more

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Ingrowing hair on chin leaving scars. Can infra red heat help ?

Ingrowing hair on chin leaving scars. Can infra red heat help ?

See below: Laser hair removal may provide a more permanent answer. Infrared heat is no better than a warm compress. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Ingrown hairs on my scalp is causing severe itching some swelling under the scalp..

Ingrown hairs on my scalp is causing severe itching some swelling under the scalp..

Pseudofolliculitis: Pseudofolliculitis barbae is also known as barbers's itch. What you describe here may or may not be consistent with this pseudofolliculitis. It usually occurs where curly hairs are plucked or shaven. These hairs then grow beneath the skin. This most often occurs on the chin or neck. The best prevention is to grow a beard or let the affected hair grow out. One can also pluck the hair out. ...Read more

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Can cut skin tags off my under arms?

Can cut skin tags off my under arms?

Will bleed: Multiple tags can be removed in one visit safely .The doctor will numb area with Lidocaine and remove with sterile scissors and cauterize any bleeding spots. ...Read more

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Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?

Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?

Need more info: Hi Miya...you may need to have a biopsy to find out exactly what the growth may be. It could be a normal finding or something else. We cannot diagnose without a biopsy. ...Read more

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Can hair wax removal back strip near buttocks irritate hair follicules?

Can hair wax removal back strip near buttocks irritate hair follicules?

Hair removal: Yes depending on how it is done. Laser hair removal usually has the least side effects. As the other methods usually involve physicl trauma or chemicals. ...Read more

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Pubic darkening and pubic pimples.Im allergic to lemon and use wax for hair removal n fair skin color.

Pubic darkening and pubic pimples.Im allergic to lemon and use wax for hair removal n fair skin color.

Salicylic acid maybe: I find that salicylic acid is better for fighting razor bumps. It is a better anti-inflammatory agents. Dilute hydrogen peroxide may also help to lighten skin in this area. Bleaching agents generally consist of retin-a, triamcinolone, kojic-acid and hydroquinone but these are not recommended for the pubic area. ...Read more

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Can my gynecologist remove underarm skin tags?

Can my gynecologist remove underarm skin tags?

Maybe: Skin tags are easy to remove. Any doctor with the proper sterile instruments could do it. Some gynecologist prefer not to treat things that are not related directly to their specialty. You primary care doctor or a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon could definitely remove them. ...Read more

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What causes skin buildup under toe nails?

Fungus: You might have fungus. If your nails are curved or incurvated callus can build up in the nail grooves due to pressure. ...Read more

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Can hair products cause acne/blackheads/oily skin on forehead?

Can hair products cause acne/blackheads/oily skin on forehead?

YES!: Yes, the products you use on your hair can cause breakout on your forehead especially if they are oily products. Discontinue using these products. ...Read more

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Can ingrown hairs on vagina spread?

Can ingrown hairs on vagina spread?

Ingrown hairs: Ingrown hairs don't spread but you can get multiple ones near each other and some may not show up until a while later. ...Read more