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Doctor insights on: Pimples Around Hair Follicle

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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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What causes clogged hair follicle on head from shaving?

What causes clogged hair follicle on head from shaving?

Ingrown hair: coarse or curly hair is more apt to poke back into skin. The opening to the hair follicle can become clogged with dead skin cells. ...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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Anxiety causing red hair follicals and pimples?

Anxiety causing red hair follicals and pimples?

Unlikely from anxiet: I would recommend you see a dermatologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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Could scalp ringworm cause hair follicles to shrink and receding hairline?

Hair loss: infections can cause hair loss Effective treatment will resolve it. See a dermatologist or family doc. ...Read more

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Small itchy sores at root of testical hair follicules?

Small itchy sores at root of testical hair follicules?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Why does almost all my body hair hair two hairs per follicle?

Why does almost all my body hair hair two hairs per follicle?

You are unique: You are a unique genetic individual. Don't worry about it ...Read more

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Will heat kill my hair follicles?

If it's hot enough: would also cause a deep burn of the skin. Only good options are shaving, waxing, plucking, laser ...Read more

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Does herpes affect hair follicles on the scalp.

Does herpes affect hair follicles on the scalp.

Antiviral medicine: Dear Faye: skin herpes can certainly affect hair folicles...I would certainly recomend a visit to the dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis and the then start taking the apppropiate anti-viral medicine... ...Read more

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Pimples and bumps around hair follicles by the vagina what does that mean?

Pimples and bumps around hair follicles by the vagina what does that mean?

Foliculitis: Try to keep area clean with good mild soap. Don't shave area if you save too aggressively. If it persists see your doctor ...Read more

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Hard pimples in pubic area?

Hard pimples in pubic area?

Maybe folliculitis: Pubic hair follicles can get infected easily causing a bumpy slightly painful eruption. Many other possibilities exist. Usually dermatological conditions need to be seen by a doctor to make sense of them. Please consult your doctor for an appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Photo is of a typical follicular lesion. ...Read more

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Red itchy spots at the roots pubic hair is from sex?

Red itchy spots at the roots pubic hair is from sex?

Doubt it: Check for pubic lice . Could also be from excessive fore play. ...Read more

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How to pluck eyebrow hair and other hair without damaging the follicle?

How to pluck eyebrow hair and other hair without damaging the follicle?

Plucking risks: I am not a dermatologist, but as far as I know, if you pluck a hair, you can reasonably expect that hair follicle to either be removed with the hair itself or to be damaged such that it will not grow another hair in that area. Do not pluck hairs you want to grow back again - best to just trim them. If you have hairs you want absolutely gone to never grow back, then plucking would be the way to go. ...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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Does applying hair gel causes pimples or hair loss?

Does applying hair gel causes pimples or hair loss?

Hair gel: Very unlikely at your age. That said, if you do indeed have pimples and/or hair loss start with a clinic visit to your primary doctor. ...Read more

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How could girls shave their bikini area hair?

How could girls shave their bikini area hair?

Don't shave delicate: Tissue. Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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Does waxing reduce the hair follicle and does less hair grow back over time?

May be: Repeated waxing may damage some of the hair follicles so that fewer hair would grow back. It is a limited area that you are concerned about, you may consider laser hair removal. ...Read more

Follicle (Definition)

An ovarian follicle contains a hollow ball of cells with an immature egg in the center. It is a structure within the ovary containing the egg that ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more