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I have a growth or lump on right side just above Adams apple. I thought it was an ingrown hair, but it hasn't gone away. No pain. Thyroid nodules?

I have a growth or lump on right side just above Adams apple. I thought it was an ingrown hair, but it hasn't gone away. No pain. Thyroid nodules?

Have it evaluated: Is the mass firm, or soft? Mobile or fixed? It could be any number of things, however, if it is new and is concerning, you should probably have it evaluated by your primary care physician first. It could be just a simple cyst, in which case an office based excision will take care of the problem. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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I believe I had an ingrown hair but the bump, on my neck, is a bit larger now and has gotten really firm. What should I do?

I believe I had an ingrown hair but the bump, on my neck, is a bit larger now and has gotten really firm. What should I do?

Possible cyst: Please see your doc for proper diagnosis and possible removal. Sebaceous cysts are common and often appear on head, neck, and shoulders. Your doc will know what it is. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a quarter sized lump on my neck, I believe it is an ingrown hair but cannot see a hair poking out. It's quite large and very red an painful.?

I have a quarter sized lump on my neck, I believe it is an ingrown hair but cannot see a hair poking out. It's quite large and very red an painful.?

Infected: You usually don't see the hair when it's infected. Try some warm compresses but if that doesn't work after 24 hours you'll need to see a doctor to get it drained ...Read more

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What's the best way to remove an ingrown hair on my neck? Crusty skin keeps growing on top of it, and picking away at it is just making it worse.

What's the best way to remove an ingrown hair on my neck? Crusty skin keeps growing on top of it, and picking away at it is just making it worse.

Ingrown hairs: Wikipedia has a very nice illustrated set of treatment steps at: http://www. Wikihow. Com/remove-an-ingrown-hair. Usually ingrown hairs are not difficult to treat and will go away on their own if left alone. From the difficulties you are describing I would be suspicious that something else might be going on, either an infection needing antibiotics, or something like a skin cancer. ...Read more

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How to prevent shaving rash and ingrown hair on neck?

NMS but: This is not my specialty but generally one needs to get the hair moistened then shave against the grain. The more curly the hair, the more problem with ingrown hair. Talk to your barber to get some practical tips. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair on back of neck but keeps pussing and firm under skin just red around the sore???

Ingrown hair on back of neck but keeps pussing and firm under skin just red around the sore???

Infected: Best to see your doctor to get it treated before the infection spreads further. Has the hair been removed yet? ...Read more

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I have been breaking out on my neck. Now, there's one that looks almost like an ingrown hair. It's a pea sized bump, red around the outside, yellow inside, skin isn't broken. What do I do?

I have been breaking out on my neck. Now, there's one that looks almost like an ingrown hair. It's a pea sized bump, red around the outside, yellow inside, skin isn't broken. What do I do?

Folliculitis?: Sorry to hear about the breakouts. You may have acne on your neck, or you may have a folliculitis, (infection of the hair follicles) that requires some antibiotics. You should see your family doctor to confirm the diagnosis, and see if you need treatment or to see a dermatologist. You can try to apply warm compresses to the bumps for now to encourage them to drain and heal. ...Read more

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Hey there so I recently noticed this red bump on my neck. I am not 100% sure if it is a ingrown hair or a boil? And has a lump under it forming.

Hey there so I recently noticed this red bump on my neck. I am not 100% sure if it is a ingrown hair or a boil? And has a lump under it forming.

Need a look & feel..: It is essential to have a direct look at and feel on it after reviewing the specifics, relevance, and sequence of events of this lump and its potentially related symptoms over time, although clinically it may be just a lump related with sebaceous gland of hair follicle. How to have the related things for its good care done correctly? Follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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I have a tiny bump on my skin caused by ingrown hair and my skin has completely covered the hair. How do I remove it? The bump does not hurt.

Ingrown hair: I would leave it alone - if the bump starts to enlarge it will need to be removed along with the offending hair sometimes warm compresses help open these things ...Read more

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I have a lot of ingrown hair bumps on the back of my leg, what causes them and how can I get rid of them? P.s. I don't shave that area of my leg.

Ingrown hairs: Try to exfoliate and moisturize the skin with 1/2 cup of sugar in 1/2 cup olive oil. While in the shower. Shower, apply let stand 1-2 minutes rinse off. Build up of dead skin is a factor as is dry. Skin with thick hairs. F/u with dermatologist see http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/ingrown-hair-causes-symptoms-treatment? Page=2 ...Read more

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Possible for edge of your underwear to cause irritation? I get itchy in the same spot. Both sides near my butt area. Looks like ingrown hair on 1 side

Possible for edge of your underwear to cause irritation? I get itchy in the same spot. Both sides near my butt area. Looks like ingrown hair on 1 side

Contact allergy?: Some people with latex allergy may develop a contact reaction to the elastic band from underwear. If the laundering process was not adequate, detergent residue may also cause an irritation at the edge where there is pressure. Try hydrocortisone cream and underwear without latex/rubber and see if this helps. If not, consult allergist or dermatologist who can perform patch test to verify. ...Read more

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How to stop ingrown hairs in my neck?

How to stop ingrown hairs in my neck?

Don't cut it: Avoid cutting hair too short. Proper skin care allowing follicles to errupt and avoiding skin irritants and frequent trauma from shaving. Consider hair reduction creams - vaniqua. If you must shave, hair removal with laser for more permanent reduction is ideal. ...Read more

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What causes an ingrown hair and how can you get rid of it?

Ingrown Hair: Hair that is cut short and close to the skin creates a sharp tip that can more easily pierce the skin to cause an ingrown hair. Improper shaving techniques are the major cause of ingrown hairs. Other hair-removal methods, including waxing, as well as common friction from tight clothing, may worsen the situation. ...Read more

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

Hairs that have curled around and grown back into your skin instead of ...Read more