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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


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How to treat redness and raised itchy hair follicles on legs?

How to treat redness and raised itchy hair follicles on legs?

Razor Burn: You may have just nicked with shaving, it could also be an ingrown hair. Wait a awhile and if it is still there then I would recommend seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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A hair follicle hasn't grown from this red bump/scar for months. What could this be?

A hair follicle hasn't grown from this red bump/scar for months. What could this be?

Folliculitis: It sounds like you have some inflammation of a hair follicle which is common in areas where hair grows and is common if the area has been shaved. I recommend warm soaks but if fever or an abscess develope then drainage and antibiotics may be necessary. ...Read more

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I have 5 to 6 small, red, painless bumps on base of my penile shaft. Each one has a single hair follicle growing from them.

I have 5 to 6 small, red, painless bumps on base of my penile shaft. Each one has a single hair follicle growing from them.

Sebaceous glands?: Hi! RobertD, Those bumps as described most represent the typical feature of hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair follicles, which are common and "normal" so requiring no active attention as long as not having recurrent infection with bother. In fact, I addressed similar question for you in Concierge. If needing more, contact www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC; I can help - video goes faster. ...Read more

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I have 8-10 red, raised, painless bumps on the lower penile shaft, with each one having a hair follicle growing from them.

I have 8-10 red, raised, painless bumps on the lower penile shaft, with each one having a hair follicle growing from them.

Here are some...: Hi! RobertD, I hope soon you will get more answers from other doctors inside HealthTap other than me for the virtually same concerns as described. Nevertheless, my take for answer this question remains the same, that is, hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair follicles which require no active care. Yet, having a direct look is essential to finalize an accurate diagnosis for right treatment. Best... ...Read more

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I have multiple (8-10) small, raised, red, painless bumps on the base of my penile shaft. Each has a single hair follicle growing from them.

Sebaceous glands?: Hi! RobertD, Those bumps as described most represent the typical feature of hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair follicles, which are common and "normal" so requiring no active attention as long as not having recurrent infection with bother. In fact, I addressed similar question for you in Concierge. If needing more, contact www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC; I can help - video goes faster. ...Read more

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Been having 8-10 red, raised, painless, bumps with white tips on lower penile shaft for 5 days. Each one has a single hair follicle growing from them.

Been having 8-10 red, raised, painless, bumps with white tips on lower penile shaft for 5 days. Each one has a single hair follicle growing from them.

Here are some...: Hi! RobertD, I hope soon you will get more answers from other doctors inside HealthTap other than me for the virtually same concerns as described. Nevertheless, my take for answer this question remains the same, that is, hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair follicles which require no active care. Yet, having a direct look is essential to finalize an accurate diagnosis for right treatment. Best... ...Read more

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I have what I believed was an ingrown hair but now it has swollen, turned red and it drained to what looks like a huge empty hair follicle! Cellulitis?

I have what I believed was an ingrown hair but now it has swollen, turned red and it drained to what looks like a huge empty hair follicle! Cellulitis?

Abscess: Your description suggests a single follicle was involved, draining pus- likely an abscess. If there was surrounding redness, swelling, tenderness and warmth, then a cellulitis was involved. See a doctor for abscess drainage and treatment- a culture will be needed to determine what caused the infection (eg. Community-acquired mrsa). ...Read more

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I have 4 to 5 red painless bumps on base of penis near pubic region with each one having a single hair follicle growing from it?

I have 4 to 5 red painless bumps on base of penis near pubic region with each one having a single hair follicle growing from it?

You are: Describing "classical" FOLLICULITIS....

Use an antibacterial soap...followed by an OTC antibiotic cream (eg"NEOSPORIN) and if not "better" get the area checked out medically...doesn't sound like an STD but if not better...get it evaluated


Hope this helps! ...Read more

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1" diam ringworm once a ring, now solid red & raising w/ hair follicle pus. 1 wk a.f. Cream trtmt. When does it start going down? Normal?

1" diam ringworm once a ring, now solid red & raising w/ hair follicle pus. 1 wk a.f. Cream trtmt. When does it start going down? Normal?

Referral: I am a general dentist so I am not qualified to answer your question. I recommend that you contact a general physician or dermatologist who would be able to answer your question. ...Read more

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Red bumps on arm on hair follicle, what is it and how do I get rid of them?

Red bumps on arm on hair follicle, what is it and how do I get rid of them?

Doctor can evaluate: Bumps may be keratosis pilaris, eczema, comedones, and/or folliculitis. Each would have a different treatment, so a primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate and give some recommendations. Rashes are hard to describe in words. ...Read more

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What causes itchy spot in pubic region? No visual signs of irritation, redness or peeling but the base of a few of the hair follicles look dry?

What causes itchy spot in pubic region? No visual signs of irritation, redness or peeling but the base of a few of the hair follicles look dry?

Dry skin: Thanks for your question! Sounds like it may be a little dry skin. Taking cooler showers can help. You may want to also try and moisturizer too! ...Read more

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Corner of mouth outside is red/painful it cracks and peels no apparent bump/acne/hair follicle etc sometimes goes almost all away then comes back?

Corner of mouth outside is red/painful it cracks and peels no apparent bump/acne/hair follicle etc sometimes goes almost all away then comes back?

Angular cheilitis: Multifactorial disorder of infectious origin. The sores are often infected with fungi (yeasts), or sometimes bacteria, or both. Several nutritional deficiency states of vitamins or minerals have been linked to AC. It is thought that in about 25% of people with AC, iron deficiency or deficiency of B vitamins are involved. Keep a good oral hygiene, try to eat healthier and take a good multi-vitamin. ...Read more

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I was in a hot tub a couple weeks ago and developed a hair follicle infection shortly after. Also have red, itchy patches in swimsuit area / arms.?

I was in a hot tub a couple weeks ago and developed a hair follicle infection shortly after. Also have red, itchy patches in swimsuit area / arms.?

See doctor: Hot tubs when not properly maintained may have bacteria which causes the type of infection you described. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is a red raised red bumps (looks like penile cyst, infected hair follicle or Fordyce spot) relatively common?

Is a red raised red bumps (looks like penile cyst, infected hair follicle or Fordyce spot) relatively common?

Not uncommon: Without knowing exactly what you have it is very difficult to know the actual frequency, but numerous individuals present with rashes of differing nature. ...Read more

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Have a small red lump on perineum near anus. Been tested so not std. Sensitive to touch. Applied polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) to area. Cyst, hair follicle?

Have a small red lump on perineum near anus. Been tested so not std. Sensitive to touch. Applied polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) to area. Cyst, hair follicle?

We could speculate..: ...Re: fissures, fistula, abscess, skin eruptions, etc. But the only way to know for sure is to have your local doctor examine you. Get checked please so appropriate treatment or intervention can be offered without further delay. ...Read more

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Small, red, painless bumps with white tips with single hair follicles growing from them on lower penile shaft. About 8-10. No other symptoms.?

Small, red, painless bumps with white tips with single hair follicles growing from them on lower penile shaft. About 8-10. No other symptoms.?

Sebaceous glands?: Hi! RobertD, Those bumps as described most represent the typical feature of hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair follicles, which are common and "normal" so requiring no active attention as long as not having recurrent infection with bother. In fact, I addressed similar question for you in Concierge. If needing more, contact www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC; I can help - video goes faster. ...Read more

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I keep on getting ingrown hair follicles that turn into red, sensitive cysts in pubic region, they go down but swell back up. How do I stop this?

I keep on getting ingrown hair follicles that turn into red, sensitive cysts in pubic region, they go down but swell back up. How do I stop this?

Stop shaving: Like many young people today, I'm guessing you shave your pubic area. This sounds like typical folliculitis due to shaving. It can be a particular problem in the pubic area (more than the face) because of greater bacterial colonization in that part of the body, and because curly hair is more likely to ingrow after shaving. If hair removal is important to you, consider a non-shaving method. ...Read more

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Does keratosis pilerius cause itchiness all over with red bumps on hair follicles?

Yes, sometimes: Keratosis pilaris is the accentuated hair follicles and are small raised and frequently red. Sometimes they itch, but many times there is no itching. Treatment really depends on the itching. The usual locations is on the upper outer arms and thighs. ...Read more

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Bump below penis head small cut below bump. Some hair follicles on balls raised and red no pus, main bump has no head hard but harder with erection??

May be physiologic: This may be physiologic but other possibilities are folliculitis - inflammation of the hair follicles. The bump or nodule may be a fibroma. It would be best to see a urologist or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've been sweating a lot the last three days and was only able to shower today. Numerous hair follicles on my waist are red & raised, not itchy. Why?

Foliculitis: It sounds like a folliculitis the follicles became inflames probably by the sweating and not washing it off.
Warm soaks should help and to make sure any sweat is washed off. If it worsen see your physician ...Read more