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Ingrown Hair Under Skin
My boyfriend has three flap/pockets of skin holding black stuff, i thought it was an ingrown hair but the black stuff i got out and a hole remains?
Comedone: This is probably a comedone ( blackhead ) which is basically a skin pore clogged with dried oils . The hole usually means that the pore has been clogged for a long time. I would not advise squeezing this areas. ...Read more
I have a sharp nagging pain in the back of my head. When I touch it, is that an ingrown hair? And how do I make it stop?
Gott see it.: Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, sometimes a quick look is all that is needed. Given the information we have, a quick look by someone with medical knowledge would be better. ...Read more
I have a knot on the back right side of my head. First appeared to be like a ingrown hair. Mashed it and clear liquid came out.
Cyst: Simple cysts can appear when the fluid of a hair follicle becomes trapped. As the fluid builds up it creates a soft mass. Squeezing it can release the fluid. If it is foul odor then this may be a sebacous cyst. Cysts recur and can become infected. A simple procedure in your doctors office can remove it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a tiny bump on my skin caused by ingrown hair and my skin has completely covered the hair. how do i remove it? the bump does not hurt.
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
I tried to remove an ingrown hair but it never came out. It has healed and I have a bump under my skin (no pain). Will it become a cyst and grow?
What is the best thing to do with an ingrown hair after the hair is removed and there is a hard clump under the skin?
DoNotMicroDitch-Dig: I'd probably have a drink then go see"The Revenant," but in your case I'd think about how it was removed & whether there's a "remenant" in there still growing or maybe an irritant like residual sebum or epidermal debris.But I wouldn't go digging at it.I'd wait a couple of weeks & if still there I'd have a drink,go see"The Revenant" than go see a dermatologist,thankful I'm not an 1830's fur trapper ...Read more
Ingrown hair on my private area i can't squeeze it , what can I do to squeeze out puss if it doesn't have a head
I have an achy bump on the back of my head, right under the base of my skull; fells kinda like an ingrown hair. What do you think?
I wax bikini line - found a circular dark shadow/spot under skin. Ingrown hair? Something else? It just looks like a shadow, but can't see a hair.
Needs evaluation: It is impossible to tell you if this is normal or not in a virtual setting. You must see a MD to evaluate this spot if you are concerned, preferably a GYN. ...Read more
I have a bump small bump on my skin on my back. It's a little hard, like an old ingrown hair or something. No puss, not red, doesn't hurt. Should I worry about it?
Ingrown hair in the bikini line area that keeps coming back. And sometimes leaves an open deep hole in skin. 1/16 diameter oozes from time.
What's the best way to remove an ingrown hair on my neck? Crusty skin keeps growing on top of it, and picking away at it is just making it worse.
Ingrown hairs: Wikipedia has a very nice illustrated set of treatment steps at: http://www.Wikihow.Com/remove-an-ingrown-hair . Usually ingrown hairs are not difficult to treat and will go away on their own if left alone. From the difficulties you are describing i would be suspicious that something else might be going on, either an infection needing antibiotics, or something like a skin cancer. ...Read more
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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