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Severely Infected Ingrown Hair
Past few months, a lot of skin issues. Infected ingrown hair and pimples, start small, progress to boils. Severely dry itchy skin on elbows. Could there be an underlying cause?
Infected & ingrown: 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
I have an ingrown hair on my groin that's turned into a deep hole. Culture says it's not infected but how do I treat the hole so it can close?
Good skin care: Sounds like you had an abscess! the skin is a miraculous organ. As long as you have normal functioning immune system the body will repair the "hole" over time. Make sure you keep the area clean and dry as possible. Depending on the type of wound you have your dr may have suggested a dry dressing or other dressing to promote healing. ...Read more
I think one of the glands on my aereola is infected. Perhaps it's clogged or there is an ingrown hair. It doesn't hurt or feel hard. What to do?
I have a small black spot under my skin on my chin. It doesn't appear to be infected. It's noticeable though. I think it's an ingrown hair but have ?
I have had an ingrown hair for a month now I have done nothing and it has not turned to puss, it only hurts a little if touched it is not infected what can I do to get rid of it or bring it to a pop stage. If I had it for this long will hot compacs work o
IF YOU HAVE HAD IT: For this long, you need to see a doctor to treat it and make it go away, before it becomes a big problem for you. ...Read more
Large lump located on perineum. Not infected or an ingrown hair. Keeps getting bigger and i don't have insurance to get checked out and not be anythin?
Had cyst on bikini line from an infected ingrown hair. I used Fucidin cream to relieve the pain. Now there's a large ball under skin. Needs draining?
Throw away Fucidin: This should not be used this way. It will NOT relieve pain. You are not describing a condition which calls for any antibiotic. If you can squeeze out the contents os this cyst, GO AHEAD. When you empty it of sebum and pus it will heal better and feel better.If you have significant distress, a DR can drain it for you. Sometimes cortisone is injected into these to shrink them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a small sore, which looks like an infected ingrown hair about 2 inches above my penis which has a larger bump under it very sore, hurts to bend?
Folliculitis: Sounds like it could indeed be an 'ingrown' hair or a localized folliculitis. Important other information could be obtained with further questioning - esp. regarding any recent sexual activity, as STDs would also be on the list if you've had sex with any new partner(s). Hopefully it has resolved by now - but if not, I would apply bacitracin. The docs on Health Tap can help if u have more info... ...Read more
Red, hard bump on outer labia near thigh, it hurts to press on it, but its not coming to a head so i can pop it, is it maybe an infected ingrown hair?
I have an infected ingrown hair. I have been applying peroxide and neosprorin as directed by my gynecologist during the weeks leading up to my appointment. Yesterday, at my appointment, the doctor referred to it as a boil and said that it should dry up on
I norm shave my pubic area but haven't lately. Today i noticed a whitehead on the face of vagina with a pubic hair through it. Infected ingrown hair?
Yes.: The hair through the pimple sign says it all. ...Read more
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