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Treat Itching Ingrown Hair
My pubic skin itches mainly at night and cream hasn't helped. I have one or two spots that look like a pimple or ingrown hair what do I do?
I have a red/bruised lump about the size of a pea on my inner thigh. Its not a bug bite or ingrown hair and won't pop. It itches and kinda hurts.
Small hard red bump on inner side of my lower leg for close to two years. No pain or itching. It's about the same size as pimple or ingrown hair.
Dermatofibroma: This is most likely diagnosis but see your md or dermatologist for a more accurate diagnosis and suggested treatment. Read more
My nipples have small red/white lumps on. They stopped itching but bumps are still there. Is this a sign of cancer? Also ingrown hair in one of bumps.
WHITE BUMPS NIPPLES: SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST. I CANNOT SEE IT FROM HERE, BUT YOU DO NEED MEDICAL HELP. DO NOT DELAY! Read more
I dug out like 10 ingrown hairs out of my vaginal area but now it's itching like crazy anything I can get to help?
Wash and dry: Keep the area clean and don't scratch and it should feel better quickly. 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
Pseudofolliculitis: Pseudofolliculitis barbae is also known as barbers's itch. What you describe here may or may not be consistent with this pseudofolliculitis. It usually occurs where curly hairs are plucked or shaven. These hairs then grow beneath the skin. This most often occurs on the chin or neck. The best prevention is to grow a beard or let the affected hair grow out. One can also pluck the hair out. Read more
Having sex weekly with new partner. Everytime, itching after from 6-7 ingrown hairs... She's on top most of the time. Never had this problem though. She's a little bit heavy? Could she have jock itch?
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
I had a Brazilian wax and I shave my vagina every week. Now I have ingrown hairs, bumps, itching, and peeling skin. What can I do?
Grooming: One usually does not go to the doctor for grooming advice. But, here the answer is simple. Either stop shaving or change your razor. Read more
If I have a possible ingrown hair bump on my inner thigh is it common for it it itch if it's irritated or could it be something else?
I shave ALOT down there, and for a couple mths, I've had tiny ingrown hair like bumps on my lower vulva area, don't hurt or itch. What is it?
See ans: Shavibg the gdids can cause irritation to the skin and possibly ingrown hairs. You skin in this area is very tender and must be treated gently. Try electric razor see if you feel better. For the irritation put I. Done antibiotic ointment and let the area heal Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short answer: Yes: It this has been present for more than two weeks, or if it has been increasingly bothersome to you, I would suggest that you be seen by your gynecologist or primary care physician. Most causes of localized external vaginal itching can be easily resolved after an in-office evaluation. Read more
I think I may have jock itch red rash under area lotion helps it but it also looks as if there's an ingrown hair as well I'm not sure please help?
Jock itch: Jock itch can be treated with over the counter anti-ifungal powders/ cream. If there is an ingrown hair there may be a concomitant bacterial infection so would follow up with doc as you may need topical antibiotics (mupirocin) as well as oral antibiotics (usually bacitracin is insufficient) Read more
2 months ago I shaved my genital area and 2 bumps appeared. At first I thought ingrown hair but they're still there. They don't itch or hurt.?
Folliculitis: Can take a loner time to resolve. Read more
How can I get rid of an ingrown hair in vaginal region? Doesn't hurt or itch but its not appealing. Started as an ingrown hair now looks like a boil
I am finding red bumps that seem to resemble a pimple or an ingrown hair, on my vaginal area. They do not itch. What is this and is it normal?
Molluscum: These may be molluscum contagious, a wart like infection which can be transmitted sexually. This can be spread and be treated easily if caught early with electricity, freezing, or medication. If present you need to be tested for other sexually transmitted diseases. See your gym for exam for proper diagnosis. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have ingrown hair and not jock itch on my groin and Thank goodness for that I guess. I also have Fordyce spots on my shaft what do I do about both?
Dermatologist: Both should be taken care of by a dermatologist. Should be an easy treatment for you and save you a lot of worry. Read more
Monday it Started out as a red bump on mons pubis that I thought was an ingrown hair so I popped it and a little clear stuff came out and now there's tiny red bumps all over that itch but don't have heads or anything but just itch. What could this be?
Herpes: See a MD to verify or not at an examination of this area. Read more