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I have had 3 small bugs in my hair. I now have bumps on my head and they hurt. But I shower every night and wash my hair very good. What do I do?

I have had 3 small bugs in my hair. I now have bumps on my head and they hurt. But I shower every night and wash my hair very good. What do I do?

Scalp: The bumps in your scalp may be insect bites or inflamed areas from mild infection. If you continue to find insects in your hair see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. Sanitize your comb and hair brush. Wash your hair with a mild soap only. Apply warm applications to the tender scalp bumps and see your physician if they persist or worsen or if signs of scalp inflammation spread. ...Read more

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What is the best ointment/cream to heal hair dye burns on the face? I have two very small burns because I didn't wipe it off right away and they hurt!

What is the best ointment/cream to heal hair dye burns on the face? I have two very small burns because I didn't wipe it off right away and they hurt!

Burn: The easiest thing you can do is apply neosporin which will act as barrier to prevent infection and allow healing to occur while help soothing the ache. If you continue with pain definitely consult your primary doctor. ...Read more

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I have multipule large bumps on the back of my neck near my hair line, they hurt to the touch and burn a little, what could they be?

I have multipule large bumps on the back of my neck near my hair line, they hurt to the touch and burn a little, what could they be?

Details: Are they raised, red, draining? How many? How long have they been there? Getting better/worse? The most common reasons for painful masses are infectious. You should be seen by a physician to determine etiology and treatment. Your primary care doctor or a dermatologist would be a good first evaluation. ...Read more

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I accidentally poked my eyes with kinda a lot of amount of hair when the wind was blowing towards my face. It hurts a little is it ok?

I accidentally poked my eyes with kinda a lot of amount of hair when the wind was blowing towards my face. It hurts a little is it ok?

Yes: You should do just fine. The hair in your eyes may heve causes some mild superficial irritation that should fade-away on its own. You may try some artificial tears for lubrication to aid your comfort. Good luck. ...Read more

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There are 3 bumps that don't hurt, they itch a little and are all spread out. Toe of them even have hair in the middle. All on the vaginal area? ...

There are 3 bumps that don't hurt, they itch a little and are all spread out. Toe of them even have hair in the middle. All on the vaginal area? ...

R/O FOLLICULITIS: Your symptoms sound like folliculitis or inflammation of the hair follicle. You need to be examined and course of therapy decided. You may need topical and or oral Antibiotics. If symptoms persist or worsen a Cyst/abscess can develop requiring surgical intervention. Seek prompt evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a small lump like little bump come up on my Down area. It's just one. But it hurts and it's soar. And it's not a ingrown hair. Hurts to touch?

I had a small lump like little bump come up on my Down area. It's just one. But it hurts and it's soar. And it's not a ingrown hair. Hurts to touch?

Hemorrhoid: If you mean a bump around the outside of your rectum, this could be a hemorrhoid. This comes from constipation. Add fberr to your diet. For symptomatic relief use an over the counter ointment like hemorrhoid x. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello my mum just noticed a pea sized small hard and not moveable lump on the back of her neck just a bit over her hair line it doesn't hurt she is 34?

Hello my mum just noticed a pea sized small hard and not moveable lump on the back of her neck just a bit over her hair line it doesn't hurt she is 34?

Lump: This may be an ingrown hair, inclusion cyst or a burnt out old lymph node. It would have to be examined by a physician to be sure. It may need no treatment if there is no inflammation (redness and tenderness) present. If it enlarges or new lumps appear, more concern is raised and more evaluation and testing are needed. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Best to get checked.: It may be just an irritation but one can't be sure if it may be a malignant lesion such as melanoma. Best to get it checked. ...Read more

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I used a cream hair removal on my face and on my pimple it get a little pit sollwen and my face feels dry it donst hurt that bad what do I do help?

I used a cream hair removal on my face and on my pimple it get a little pit sollwen and my face feels dry it donst hurt that bad what do I do help?

Acne: You probably have acne which commonly gets infected. There are many substances which you can put on your face that will help and their are antibiotics which you can put on if you have an infection of the glands on your face. DON'T squeeze the lesions. Acne is a right of passage for 80% of teenagers and it usually gets better on its own over time. ...Read more

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There is a small bump near my hair, on my forehead. It has been there for about 4 months. Can a pimple last that long? And it hurts when I press it.

There is a small bump near my hair, on my forehead. It has been there for about 4 months. Can a pimple last that long? And it hurts when I press it.

Pimple??: Does it look like a pimple? It would be unusual for a pimple to stay for four months and not change in some way, either by growing, or bursting and draining, or by gaining some more pimples nearby. This should be looked at more formally by a doctor to make sure. ...Read more

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Have a bump in pubic hair area on left side at top, not near vagina. Looks like it's filled with pus and hurts a little?

Have a bump in pubic hair area on left side at top, not near vagina. Looks like it's filled with pus and hurts a little?

Infection: This could be an infection, either a folliculitis or early abscess. You can take pain medications (ibuprofen or acetaminophen) and place warm compresses (for 20-30 mins, several times a day) to the affected area in the meantime, but you should see a physician ASAP to be evaluated and treated, as you may need antibiotics. It's better not to wait to the point you may need incision & drainage. ...Read more

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I have small bumps on the lips of the vagina, not itchy, nor do they hurt. Hair does not grow on them. What could it be, how can I help?

I have small bumps on the lips of the vagina, not itchy, nor do they hurt. Hair does not grow on them. What could it be, how can I help?

Hard to say: Without a physical exam, it's hard to say. If they have just sprouted up, and you only have a few of them, then i'd be worried about genital warts. If they have always been there, they are on both sides, evenly distributed, and they've just become more prominent over time, then they could just be a normal part of your vulvar skin that has just gotten bigger with age ; hormone changes. ...Read more

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Red small bumps in pubic hair and inner thigh. Do not itch or hurt. A little puss comes out then bleeds. Went away months ago and has come back?

Red small bumps in pubic hair and inner thigh. Do not itch or hurt. A little puss comes out then bleeds. Went away months ago and has come back?

You may have: staph infection in the hair follicles where you may have shaved and nicked skin. If this keeps up, you may end up getting a folliculitis (infection of a hair follicle by staph or strep bacteria) or worse, skin abscess. Use Hibiclens soap to clean the area once daily and supplement your immune system with raw garlic and vitamin C daily in your diet. ...Read more

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I have little bumps on my head and it hurts when I brush my hair but doesn't hurt when I feel it with my hands what is it and how do I get rid of them?

I have little bumps on my head and it hurts when I brush my hair but doesn't hurt when I feel it with my hands what is it and how do I get rid of them?

Skin lesions: Skin infection such as boils may not hurt but can be felt with your hand. Other lesions such as serborrheic keratosis or dermatitis or psoriasis may present the same way. So it all boils down to having someone look at your lesions to determine what they are. ...Read more

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Lots of small ingrown hair like bumps on my legs hurts with goosebumps what are they please? Been there a long time. Not cute.

Lots of small ingrown hair like bumps on my legs hurts with goosebumps what are they please? Been there a long time. Not cute.

Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris (kp) is a very common skin disorder seen in many people of all ages. It is a benign condition that presents as numerous small, rough, red, or tan bumps primarily around hair follicles on the upper arms, legs, buttocks, and sometimes cheeks. Kp creates a "goose bumps, " "gooseflesh, " or "chicken skin" appearance on the skin. Use cerave sal which is otc. ...Read more

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A bump showed up on my breast. It's dark in the middle under the skins surrounded by red. It only hurts a little. Is it an ingrown hair?

A bump showed up on my breast. It's dark in the middle under the skins surrounded by red. It only hurts a little. Is it an ingrown hair?

Breast bump: I applaud you for the way you have asked the questions.
Your Gynecologist will carefully examine your issues carefully.
All should go OK.
Please let me know how things went. ...Read more