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Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

A descriptive term referring to any elevated serrated epidermal lesion. Specifically, Verruca vulgaris which is caused by the human papilloma virus of ...Read more


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How to tell the difference between an ingrown hair and a wart?

How to tell the difference between an ingrown hair and a wart?

Clinical exam: These 2 conditions have quite distinct clinical characteristics on clinical examination and the toenail, tends not to have hair ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have ingrown hair or genital warts?

How do I tell if I have ingrown hair or genital warts?

Appearance: An ingrown hair will typically be a hard, sometimes red bump that seems to be under the skin more than above it, while warts are more likely to be raised up, dry, bumpy and flesh colored. Since genital warts require treatment and are contagious, a gynecologist should make the distinction for you. ...Read more

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I had something that appeared to be an ingrown hair on my foot squeezed it but a few days later it became a wart like growth what could it be?

I had something that appeared to be an ingrown hair on my foot squeezed it but a few days later it became a wart like growth what could it be?

Watch and See.: It could most certainly be a wart like growth. There are many different types of these growths and most of them are completely harmless. If there is a concern, it is better to have it visually evaluated. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair or genital warts, how to tell the difference?

Has to be examined: Ingrown hairs are usually sore, nodular and only in hair bearing areas warts can be anywhere on the genitals or anus and are rough, white and nontender. ...Read more

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How to know the difference between genital warts and ingrown hair?

How to know the difference between genital warts and ingrown hair?

Genital warts: Often times the diagnosis of genital warts can be made by simple visual inspection. Lesions are usually fleshy colored, flat or more wart like (think of cauliflower). An ingrown hair usually has a fairly obious dark area within a small fleshy skin bump. If the diagnosis is not clear, sometimes a biopsy is needed. ...Read more

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I have a small red wart on my scrotum it has started to hurt is it an ingrown hair?

I have a small red wart on my scrotum it has started to hurt is it an ingrown hair?

See doctor: You need to see doctor, it could be inflamed wart, or could be a skin tumor need to see your doctor for examination, removal and biopsy of the lesion. ...Read more

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1 wart on labia majora formed years ago (when I was a virgin). Looks like ingrown hair I had a few years back. It doesn't hurt. Is it genital warts?

1 wart on labia majora formed years ago (when I was a virgin). Looks like ingrown hair I had a few years back. It doesn't hurt. Is it genital warts?

Possible: But unlikely. Without examining you cannot really tell what this is, but if you had no sexual contacts previously this is probably a benign cyst or scar. Next time you have a pelvic exam have the gynecologist comment on this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a wart on my finger being treated with medication transfer to my outer vagina via an ingrown hair?

Can a wart on my finger being treated with medication transfer to my outer vagina via an ingrown hair?

Probably: Yes, as long as the wart on your finger is still present, it's potentially contagious and spreadable to almost any other area of your skin, regardless of an ingrown hair or not. Continue with the treatment on the finger and consider wearing a bandaid over it. ...Read more

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I'm scared I think I have an HPV virus I had anal sex two years ago 12 times same person, but I also think the bumps I have are ingrown hairs, not warts?

I'm scared I think I have an HPV virus I had anal sex two years ago 12 times same person, but I also think the bumps I have are ingrown hairs, not warts?

HPV vs folliculitis: Ingrown hairs should have some fluid, pus or material inside the little bumps. Bumps should all be about the same size and centered on a hair. Shaving is a common cause. Warts are different. They have a velvety surface and come in different sizes and shapes. They are solid - there is nothing inside them. ...Read more

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I've been getting really bad rash and ingrown hair in my pubic area, what to do?

Med eval: If you have ingrown hairs try not to wax, shave or pluck hairs until healed. This can often heal without treatment. Your physician can prescribe medication to clear dead skin cells (retinoids). Steroids may be used for significant inflammation & antibiotics may be considered if the area has become infected. ...Read more

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What to do if I've been getting really bad rash and ingrown hair in my pubic area?

Medical assessment: If you have ingrown hairs try not to wax, shave or pluck hairs until healed. This can often heal without treatment. Your physician can prescribe medication to clear dead skin cells (retinoids). Steroids may be used for significant inflammation & antibiotics may be considered if the area has become infected. ...Read more

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I have 2 black sores in my pubic area that are not elevated. Is it ingrown hair? (non sexually active)

I have 2 black sores in my pubic area that are not elevated. Is it ingrown hair? (non sexually active)

Black sores,: If they are not caused by trauma, should be investigated by pcp or drematologist. ...Read more

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Ok so I don't shave down there ever but have like I think ingrown hair above pubic hair left side its purple tender to touch hurts bad plz advise!!

Warm compress: You may have an ingrown hair or "folliculitis'. It may help to warm a wet cloth and press it against the area to improve blood flow and assist your body in fighting an infection. Sometimes, an ingrown hair will go away on its own, other times, antibiotics are needed. See a doctor if the lesion doesn't go way or increases in size. ...Read more

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I have a large bump on my lower pubic area right above where my penis starts. I thought it might be an ingrown hair, but I haven't shaved in months.

Still possible: It is possible that you have a cyst or an abscess from an ingrown hair or a sweat gland. It is possible to develop a clogged skin poor, hair follicle, sweat gland without an infection. It will form a nodule that could possibly become infected later. If it bothers you, see your doctor sooner than later. ...Read more

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I have had a laparoscopy and where the scar is (on my pubic area) there is an ingrown hair right under a few layers of skin how do I remove the hair?

I have had a laparoscopy and where the scar is (on my pubic area) there is an ingrown hair right under a few layers of skin how do I remove the hair?

Like a splinter: The trick is to get a pair of fine tweezers, good lighting and glasses (if you need them). Take a sharp needle and fine tweezers and clean them, also soak in rubbing alcohol. Dry and place on clean towel, wash the skin area and swab over with rubbing alcohol. Pick the skin over the hair with the needle until the skin is broken then use the tweezers to grab hold of the hair and pull out. ...Read more

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What can I do for an ingrown hair in the pubic region?

What can I do for an ingrown hair in the pubic region?

Heat: Ingrown hairs usually respond to heat compresses. Put a warm washcloth or hand towel on this area at least three or four times a day and that should help bring the infection to a head and the body to fight off the infection. ...Read more

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

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


Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more