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Doctor insights on: Twisted Hair

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Twisted Hair (Overview)

Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Twisted hair is spiral shaped.


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Is an ingrown hair the same as a twisted hair?

Is an ingrown hair the same as a  twisted hair?

Ingrown hair: No. An ingrown hair occurs when the end of the hair penetrates back into the skin causing a painful bump in the skin. ...Read more

Twisted Hair (Overview)

Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Twisted hair is spiral shaped.


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How do you get rid of ingrowing hairs if u can't see the hair?

How do you get rid of ingrowing hairs if u can't see the hair?

Stop shaving : Ingrown hairs, or folliculitis is common in the vulvar area. I would hold off on shaving for a while and use sitz baths twice a day and if no better see your gynecologist, sometimes antibiotics are necessary. ...Read more

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Is an ingrown hair the same as a twisted hair?

Ingrown hair: No. An ingrown hair occurs when the end of the hair penetrates back into the skin causing a painful bump in the skin. ...Read more

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Reducing Ingrown Hairs (Checklist)

See a dermatologist for topical and/or oral antibacterials if needed
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Can a kid get an ingrown hair or twisted hairs?

Can a kid get an ingrown hair or twisted hairs?

Yes: Children are susceptible to the same problems with ingrown hairs as adults, however, the decreased amount of body hair makes it a little more rare than in adults. ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
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Don't tie your hair too tightly
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Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
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My hair's twisted & sticking to my scalp at front of my head. It's very annoying & starting to hurt. What can be done?

My hair's twisted & sticking to my scalp at front of my head. It's very annoying & starting to hurt. What can be done?

See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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My hair is all twisted & sticking to my scalp. It hurts so what can I do?

My hair is all twisted & sticking to my scalp. It hurts so what can I do?

Soak: First soak hair to loosen hair. There may be infection which needs to be treted by doctor with oral medications for either acteriaspreading, fungal or mixed infection. ...Read more

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Can you twist or change position of forehead or facial features/face with hands? Someone twisted top of my head around forehead with hands & paranoid

Can you twist or change position of forehead or facial features/face with hands? Someone twisted top of my head around forehead with hands & paranoid

Yes, but...: As soon as the hands go away, the face pops back into its original shape. Kids do this all the time... it's fun. For older kids and adults, if there is facial distortion due to actitivities like martial arts classes, the face returns to its normal shape after any swelling or bruising resolves... but recurrent or severe sports injuries can lead to permanent changes. ...Read more

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Can you twist or change the position or shape of forehead or facial features/face with hands. Someone twisted the top of head with hands and paranoid?

Can you twist or change the position or shape of forehead or facial features/face with hands.  Someone twisted the top of head with hands and paranoid?

Yes, but...: As soon as the hands go away, the face pops back into its original shape. Kids do this all the time... it's fun. For older kids and adults, if there is facial distortion due to actitivities like martial arts classes, the face returns to its normal shape after any swelling or bruising resolves... but recurrent or severe sports injuries can lead to permanent changes. ...Read more