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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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I have a lot of ingrown hair bumps on the back of my leg, what causes them and how can I get rid of them? P.s. I don't shave that area of my leg.

I have a lot of ingrown hair bumps on the back of my leg, what causes them and how can I get rid of them? P.s. I don't shave that area of my leg.

Ingrown hairs: Try to exfoliate and moisturize the skin with 1/2 cup of sugar in 1/2 cup olive oil. while in the shower. Shower, apply let stand 1-2 minutes rinse off. Build up of dead skin is a factor as is dry . skin with thick hairs. f/u with dermatologist see http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/ingrown-hair-causes-symptoms-treatment?page=2 ...Read more

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I have had this bump on my chest for over 6 mos. The dermatologist just said it’s a ingrown hair. Now it getting hard. What do I do?

I have had this bump on my chest for over 6 mos. The dermatologist just said it’s a ingrown hair. Now it getting hard. What do I do?

Cyst: This may now be an inclusion cyst and if there is no associated redness or significant tenderness, it may be left alone. If you have further concerns about it, consult a general surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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How can I prevent ingrown hairs?

How can I prevent ingrown hairs?

Don't shave: Stop shaving or plucking to avoid getting ingrown hairs. If you want to remove hair get laser treatments. ...Read more

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How can I prevent ingrown hairs from shaving?

How can I prevent ingrown hairs from shaving?

Avoid closest shave: Before shaving wash face with warm soap and water. Rinse off and then apply shving gel. Avoid trying to get the closest shave in the world since this increases the risk of ingrown hairs. If you only get ingrown hairs on your neck, and the hair is dark, you could consider laser hair removal. ...Read more

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Do I have an ingrown hair or std?

Do I have an ingrown hair or std?

Need to see...: Without looking at your condition, it is impossible to tell. This is one of those--"got to see to know". This question/answer thing is great except for the "what is this?" kind of question. Show your doctor and she/he will help. ...Read more

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Genital herpes or just ingrown hair, how can I tell?

Genital herpes or just ingrown hair, how can I tell?

Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no active lesion, a blood test can be performed to determine if there are antibodies against any recent or past herpes infection. ...Read more

Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. They occur in 1 of every 3 women regardless of race and up to 80 % of african-american women of child bearing age. They are often asymptomatic but they can cause significant symptoms (exe. Heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency). They ...Read more