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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Ingrown Hairs

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Ingrown Hair (Definition)

A condition in which a person has hairs that have curled around and grown back into the skin instead of ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of ingrown toenails?

What are the symptoms of ingrown toenails?

Infection: Swelling, redness and drainage with possible abnormal growth of the nailplate. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of ingrown toenails?

What are some symptoms of ingrown toenails?

Pain: Pain, swelling, redness, granuloma (which is a bleeding "ball") smell, and possible pus. Please see a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Are there good ways to prevent ingrown hairs and the itching from shaving pubic hair?

Are there good ways to prevent ingrown hairs and the itching from shaving pubic hair?

Shaving: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of ingrown hairs and razor bumps in pubic area?

What are good ways to get rid of ingrown hairs and razor bumps in pubic area?

Laser: Laser hair removal is an effective way to get rid of the hair permanently. This would avoid getting ingrown hairs and razor bumps. Electrolysis is another option but it's more time consuming since each hair has to be treated individually. ...Read more

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What causes a sudden abrupt onset of boils, all over the body? Some with hair follicles sticking out of them, at the nape of neck, others pustule?

What causes a sudden abrupt onset of boils, all over the body?  Some with hair follicles sticking out of them, at the nape of neck, others pustule?

Folliculitis : It sounds like folliculitis or infected hair follicles. This usually resolves with saline and warm soaks or without treatment within 2 weeks. Sometimes antibiotics may be needed. Can be acquired in hot tubs and pools. ...Read more

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What is recommended to get rid of ingrown hair folicles of the vaginal area?

Ingrown hair: The best way to prevent them is to get laser hair removal. If you shave, do it at the end of a warm shower. ...Read more

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Spider bite or ingrown hair? No signs of puss

Spider bite or ingrown hair? No signs of puss

Uncertain.: Spider bites can have variable appearances. It might cause a pink or red bump with no symptoms. Or it could itch or be painful. Venomous spiders may cause significant pain radiating far from the site, cramping, sweating, necrosis of tissue or worse if there is an allergic reaction. I think you probably already know what an ingrown hair looks like. ...Read more

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What are some signs of an ingrown toenail?

What are some signs of an ingrown toenail?

Ingrown toenail sign: Pain on pressure, redness, drainage, discoloration of the nail, selling of the skin next to the nail. ...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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In laser hair removal, what part of the hair or follicle is the laser destroying, and do you get mutant hairs coming from previously zapped follicles?

In laser hair removal, what part of the hair or follicle is the laser destroying, and do you get mutant hairs coming from previously zapped follicles?

The root bulb: Laser hair removal targets the melanin (pigment) in the root bulb of the hair follicle. This is why it is not as effective on light colored hairs. The follicles in the active growing stage are destroyed. Sometime a fine vellus hair will develop in its place, but the coarser, darker hair is gone. ...Read more

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Are bumps itching on hair of penis serious?

Are bumps itching on hair of penis serious?

Probably okay...: Probably not serious at all. Clinically, they may be just some hyperplastic hair follicles and sebaceous glands, which are common and no harm. If you are a regular hair shaver, stop it and thinly apply topical steroid cream to ease itching. More doubt? See doc timely. Best wish... ...Read more

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How to get rid of spots, ingrown hairs and scars near pubic region?

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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Rash like symptoms that resemble folliculitis in the genital region at base of shaft by hair region tried home remedies no luck ?

Rash like symptoms that resemble folliculitis in the genital region at base of shaft by hair region tried home remedies no luck ?

Stop shaving?: Pubic area folliculitis is very common these days, especially in people who shave the pubic area. See a doctor for a possible culture test to see if you're carrying staph or strep, and whether a prescription might help. If you shave the area, you may have to stop and go natural. ...Read more