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Doctor insights on: Twisted Hair

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Twisted Hair (Overview)

Twisted hair is a symptom in which a person's hair is curly and twists together more easily. Twisted hair can also be due to a person's habit of twirling strands of hair together.


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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)

Twisted hair is a symptom in which a person's hair is curly and twists together more easily. Twisted hair can also be due to a person's habit of twirling strands of hair together.


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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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Reducing Ingrown Hairs (Checklist)

See a dermatologist for topical and/or oral antibacterials if needed
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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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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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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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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 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