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Ingrown Hair (Definition)

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


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What does an infected incision look like?

What does an infected incision look like?

Red, Hot, Tender: An infected incision will look very red and blanch to the touch. It will also be very warm and tender to the touch. There will be more swelling than normal. There may or may not be pus or foul smelling drainage coming from the wound. If your wound has any of these characteristics you should contact your physician. ...Read more

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How does an infected hair follicle look?

"pimple" at hair: It looks like a pimple develop around or at the site of hair. ...Read more

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What does an infected burn look like?

What does an infected burn look like?

Can have: Excessive redness, pus or a cloudy film or a thick blackness over it. Usually painful but not always. ...Read more

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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

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

Wait it out: Wait it out is best. It should erupt in time. Otherwise, you could have it surgically extracted by a physician. Monitor for infection - may need antibiotics. Consider permanent hair reduction w/ laser hair removal, especially if this is recurrent. ...Read more

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What does an infected incision site look like?

What does an infected incision site look like?

Infected site: The incision site would be red, swollen and hot to touch. The cut skin sides are not joined together by staples or sutures there may be drainage of purulent fluid with smell or bubbly crepitus underneath the skin. It can be superficial, deep in fascia or in the organ inside. Thanks. ...Read more

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Wht does an infected cyst look like?

Wht does an infected cyst look like?

See answer: May be getting bigger, redder, swollen, possibly about to burst, more painful, may be hot/warm to touch. ...Read more

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Does herpes be mistakrb for zit or ingrown hair?

Does herpes be mistakrb for zit or ingrown hair?

Misdiagnosis: Herpes can always be mistaken for another cause. Sometimes the herpes rash can look different at varying stages of infection, hence giving it an uncharacteristic appearance. To be sure, a physician can utilize laboratory testing to confirm or refute the suspected diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could an ingrown hair in pubic area look like an HSV sore/outbreak?

Could an ingrown hair in pubic area look like an HSV sore/outbreak?

Can be similar: Yes, these two conditions can mimic in appearance especially in early stages. ...Read more

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What do lice bites look like on scalp? What does it look like when you scratch and becomes infected?

What do lice bites look like on scalp? What does it look like when you scratch and becomes infected?

Like insect bites: The bites appear like small insect bites, if you scratch the area, then the region would be red, hot and tender to the touch, if infected. ...Read more

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What does a scab infected with staph look like?

What does a scab infected with staph look like?

Not possible: "scabs" are composed of fibrin, platelets and red blood cells that are dead and dried. It cannot get infected. Remember that an important part of healing is inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) so if this is present it means you may be healing. Infected wounds get worse, pain increases and there may be pus. If not getting worse but is inflammed, it is getting better. ...Read more

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What can I do for an infected pubic hair?

What can I do for an infected pubic hair?

Warm compresses: Use a warm compress: a small towel with warm water -- or even handier, a tea bag compress. ...Read more

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Does a pimple or ingrown hair cause infection?

Does a pimple or ingrown hair cause infection?

They can be : The pimple (acne?) or ingrown hair can get infected, but don't cause infection. Organisms such as bacteria, viruses, yeasts, or parasites cause infection. ...Read more

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What does an ingrown hair on the vagina looks or feel like , and how to get rid of it ?

Ingrown Hair: Usually quite painful to the touch and may resemble a pimple. Usually the best thing is to apply warm compresses and avoid shaving the area. ...Read more

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What does an infected tic bite look like?

Depends: It can vary, but there will typically be red and swollen. There might even be an area of pus in the center of the redness. If it doesn't spontaneously improve, then you may want to show your doctor. ...Read more

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What does genital herpes look like? Pimples or ingrown hairs? How big are they?

What does genital herpes look like? Pimples or ingrown hairs? How big are they?

Here's info: http://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/STDFact-herpes.htm If you are worried, have an exam - use a condom to protect both yourself and others. Self Dx by photos might be mistaken anyway, so it's not helpful. Read, learn, have an exam. It's fairly common so they'll know how to assist you. Unfortunately, it's not curable, but very treatable. Don't fret. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What does a manicure infection look like?

What does a manicure infection look like?

Paronychia: You are probably thinking about paronychia. Wikipedia has a good picture: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/paronychia. ...Read more

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What does an infected bee sting look like?

What does an infected bee sting look like?

Can be difficult to : Tell the difference. The tell tale signs of infection may be seen from the sting and venom injection itself and may not actually bee :) an infection. Redness, pain, increased warmth and swelling are the tell tale signs of an infection. You may see fever as well. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) usually offers some relief to a bee sting...I recommend you see your doctor asap if you have a concern. ...Read more