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Symptoms Of Ingrown Hairs
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 painful scalp at the point of growth of unusual coarse, thick, black hairs (i'm caucasian, brown hair)? I have some dandruff, thick hair
You: You may have perifollicutis.Get a more detailed answer ›
What causes a painful scalp at the point of growth of unusual coarse, thick, black hairs? Been a few years, no pimple/pus sacs. Future=folliculitis?:(
Still be: This is probably mild perifolliculitis but see dermatologist to really find out. ...Read more
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Absolutely should: see dermatologist or urologist for answersGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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