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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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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 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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How can i pass a hair follicle test?

How can i pass a hair follicle test?

Wrong forum: It is extremely inappropriate to ask a physician to help you beat a drug test. That is asking us to betray the very core of our ethics. We are here to help you stay healthy. We all support the solution of recovery. Not the abuse or misuse of drugs or alcohol. ...Read more

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Macujo method for hair follicle test?

Macujo method for hair follicle test?

?: Anecdotal reports around that attest to the validity of the macujo method. I don't know a nor can i attest or find any scientific validity it has. Why try to beat he system? The truth is better, or compliance with the rules of an employer willing to pay you. ...Read more

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How does an infected hair follicle look?

"pimple" at hair: It looks like a pimple develop around or at the site of hair. ...Read more

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How long does THC stay in hair follicles?

How long does THC stay in hair follicles?

Different answers: I have read that one time use might not even show up. Most answers say that if use is regular, then it will stay for about 2-3 months. One person said that his parents, both of whom are police, told him that it could stay for a year. Hair grows at 0.5 inches per month, so they usually cut off three months of hair growth (1.5 inches) for the sample for detection. Why not just not use the stuff? ...Read more

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Have question about a hair follicle test?

Ask away!: Not sure what you are asking. Hair follicles can be examined by doing a scalp biopsy. There is also a test called a "hair pull" or "trichogram" to help evaluate hair loss. A dermatologist may use either or both of these (or none) to help evaluate problems with the hair. If you have a specific question then perhaps you could submit it separately. ...Read more

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How sensitive is a hair follicle drug test?

How sensitive is a hair follicle drug test?

Very: In comparison to a urinalysis drug test, cocaine, PCP, opiates, and methamphetamine have proven hair analysis far more effective than urine testing in identifying low-level drug use over an extended period of time since these are normally out of the bloodstream in within 3-7 days The detection of marijuana is currently less sensitive than the other drugs in identifying low level drug users, ...Read more