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Symptoms Of Ingrown Hairs
Our hair follicles are meant to erupt and to grow straight out of the skin. Often, a hair may turn into the channel out of which it should grow, and penetrates the skin, causing swelling and irritation. This may happen because of blockage or with very curly hair. These are not always a problem unless the hair does not erupt and then possibly leads to infection ...Read more
I have bumps on my outer labia near anus. Burn when i urinate and wipe. Had a fever and flu like symptoms yesterday. Fine today. Ingrown hairs? Std?
Single vs cluster: Usually an ingrown hair is an isolated occurrence, while most often, herpes produces several vesicles. The appearance of the lesions also sometimes can help as herpes are tiny blister-like bubbles full of clear-yellow fluid with redness around them. Ingrown hair often has pus (and hair) inside it, also with redness around it. ...Read more
Can you explain to me the syntoms of herpes & what is the difference between a ingrown hair & herpes?
Look different...: Herpes is caused by a virus and has a very distinct appearance. It looks like tiny red rimmed ulcerations in clusters. It is very painful. Folliculitis occurs in hair follicles. So every place where it hurts there will be a hair follicle. Folliculitis hurts but nothing like herpes. Herpes doesn't have hair follicles coming out of the ulcerations like folliculitis. Best wishes! ...Read more
I have a hard slightly movable lump where my leg meets my groin, it's tender but doesn't feel like a ingrown hair. Should I worry? No other symtpoms.
Lump: You might have a lymph node in your groin area. if becomes painful or enlarges you should consult your doctor ...Read more
Small red bumps/blisters on outer labia. Is it an ingrown hair? It burns when urine hits them. I had a fever and flu like symptoms? Is it an std?
Sore on leg. Tender to touch. Similar to ingrown hair. Blood/clear discharge when cleaned. Cleaned with rubbing alcohol. Feels warm.No other symptoms.
Infection: could be infection such as a folliculitis or early staph infection. clean with soap and water and apply topical antibiotic ointment 2-3 times per day. apply heat to it for 10-15 minutes at a time once or twice an hour (more if you can) to help it drain. If it is red and hot and bulging it could be an early access. If it enlarges see a doctor to have it drained. ...Read more
Ingrown hairs: 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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