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Very Long Ingrown Hair
Yes, can grow very l: But usually irritating to skin, and usually results in a blocked oil gland. Will heal quickly after hair is liberated. ...Read more
After pulling a ingrown hair out, why is the hard lump still there? It's not painful at all to touch just feels like a soft/hard lump that's long?
Details matter: Where on your body? How large? How long? Every hair has an associated oil gland secreting sebum. An ingrown hair may have a blocked oil gland at it's root which may form a pocket (cyst) of sebum. There may also be residual swelling, inflammation which can subside over a week or 2. If you are concerned, a dermatologist can easily take care of it. ...Read more
I've had an ingrown hair in bikini area for 2 weeks it was bigger and sore nowi t's smaller but how long should it take to heal?
I have long thick hair I get ingrown hair on my scalp all the time I have used MANY shampoos nothing works I have to tweeze them out. Help!
Ingrown hair??: Ingrown hair usually occurs in areas where you shave or keep your hair very short. It's a bit more likely to happen if your hair is very curly to begin with. Since you describe your hair as long I'm not certain it's due to ingrown hair... see the following websites for more info: http://bit.ly/1zQPqPN https://bit.ly/1CTAmSz ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After an infection from an ingrown hair that healed up I still have a little lump there it's been about two weeks how long until it goes down
I have had an ingrown hair for a month now I have done nothing and it has not turned to puss, it only hurts a little if touched it is not infected what can I do to get rid of it or bring it to a pop stage. If I had it for this long will hot compacs work o
IF YOU HAVE HAD IT: For this long, you need to see a doctor to treat it and make it go away, before it becomes a big problem for you. ...Read more
I picked at a small bump on my face (whitehead? Ingrown hair?) and now It has a scab. How long does it usually take for things like this to heal?
Scabs: If you leave it alone and don't pick at it any more it should be gone in 4-7 days possibly sooner if it's really small. ...Read more
I have a small maybe pea sized lump in my armpit, how long would it be safe to wait to see a doctor. I think it may be a pimple or an ingrown hair, because it looks like its coming to a head slightly. I noticed it maybe last week and it seems to have decr
I have a hard, tender lump beneath my ear lobe. It is about 3/4 inch long, but flesh colored. I thought it was an ingrown hair or blind pimple)?
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I have a bump on my penis that looks like a pimple. Not sure if its an ingrown hair, shaved not too long ago or an std. I picked at it and it hurts.
Lots of small ingrown hair like bumps on my legs hurts with goosebumps what are they please? Been there a long time. Not cute.
Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris (kp) is a very common skin disorder seen in many people of all ages. It is a benign condition that presents as numerous small, rough, red, or tan bumps primarily around hair follicles on the upper arms, legs, buttocks, and sometimes cheeks. Kp creates a "goose bumps, " "gooseflesh, " or "chicken skin" appearance on the skin. Use cerave sal which is otc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Ingrown Hair: If an ingrown hair is bothering you or has become infected, your doctor can make a small cut in your skin with a sterile needle or scalpel to release it. Your doctor may also prescribe medicine such as: steroid medicine that you rub on your skin to bring down the swelling. Retinoids (retin a) to remove dead skin cells and reduce the skin pigment. Antibiotics either topical or oral. ...Read more
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