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What does it mean when your hair hurts?

Hair: Hair is a dead tissue. It shouldn't hurt. Is it where the hair is growing from hurting? ...Read more

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Folliculitis (Definition)

A condition in which one or more hair follicles are swollen, usually when the follicles are damaged by friction from ...Read more


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What does it mean when your vagina is itchy?

What does it mean when your vagina is itchy?

Infection: A vaginal infection can be a reason to be "itching to see" a gyn md for evaluation and treatment.. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your nipple itches?

What does it mean when your nipple itches?

NIPPLE ITCH: How long? It sounds like a contact dermatitis. It could be a new soap or detergent. It could be a new shirt or blouse or sweater. Be a detective. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your vigina is swollen and it doesn't hurt?

What does it mean when your vigina is swollen and it doesn't hurt?

Yeast? Allergy?: It would be unusual for the vaginal area, labia, etc to swell up without also being itchy, painful, or irritated. Possibilities that come to mind include yeast infection, genital herpes, chemical irritation (e.g. from spermicide?), allergic reaction, e.g. to a drug, perfume, or laundry detergent. All these usually would hurt or be irritated, but sometimes not. Get care if it doesn't clear up soon. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your ears itch?

What does it mean when your ears itch?

Irritation: Itching is caused by low level irritation to the area. The question then becomes; what is causing the irritation. Often itching in the ear could be caused by a fungal skin infection. Have your doctor check you out. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a mole hurts?

What does it mean when a mole hurts?

Mole: A painful mole may have been rubbed or caught on something. However, any painful or itchy symptoms should be evaluated by a dermatologist as these signs could indicate a skin cancerous change in some cases. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your armpit hurts?

What does it mean when your armpit hurts?

Could be: Muscle soreness from overuse/or exercisizing. Could also be an infection of the skin or hair follicles. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your acne begins to itch?

What exactly does it mean when your acne begins to itch?

Itchy acne: Acne is a type of inflammation in and around hair follicles. Inflammatory reactions can sometimes itch. Also it is possible that one of the products you are using for your acne is causing dryness, irritation or an allergic reaction. Those are itchy as well. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your breast iches?

What does it mean when your breast iches?

Depends: The possible reasons for this depend on whether the itching is clearly in the skin or feels deeper in the breast. If on the skin, there may be a skin condition treatable with prescription cream or ointment. If it feels deeper in the breast, it's probably related to nerve signals. In that case, stretching and strengthening exercises especially yoga or pilates may be helpful. ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone is wheezing?

What does it mean when someone is wheezing?

Wheezing: Wheezing is caused by inflammation and narrowing of the airways of the lungs that causes distruption of airflow when you breath. It also makes oxygen delivery more difficult. It can be caused by infection, asthma, lung/chemical/environmental irritation, etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your vagina is sore?

What does it mean when your vagina is sore?

Infection: You need a speculum exam by you doctor to look for infections, ulcers, tumor growths, prolapse or any other anatomical abnormality. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you can't burp?

What does it mean when you can't burp?

Not a problem: It does not mean anything. And why would you want to burp anyway? Better not to. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when my nipples are itchy?

Various causes!: Nipple itching can have serious underlying causes. Therefore one should be evaluated by a physician. The history and physical should lead one to a cause and determines further work up or treatment. An example of a serious cause is paget's dz, a rare breast cancer form. Less serious are benign breast tumors, skin dz like atopic dermatitis, mechanical causes like "joggers nipple.". ...Read more

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What does it mean when your vagina stings?

What does it mean when your vagina stings?

Vaginal pain: Stinging or burning in vagina is causes usually by an infection.You need an exam with a speculum and cultures.Also a pelvic exam can determine if you have herpes which can cause burning pain.There may be shallow painful ulcers.Treatment depends upon the cause-yeast vaginitis , bacterial vaginosis etc would need a creme insertion.Herpes needs oral tablets and local creme. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your clit is swolen?

What does it mean when your clit is swolen?

Several things: Infections such as herpes and yeast can cause clitoral swelling. Trauma to the clitoris can cause swelling. If it is always swollen then hyperandrogenism can cause.. Best to schedule a visit with an obgyn to begin the evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your vagina burns?

What does it mean when your vagina burns?

Irritation: Vaginal burning is usually from some type of irritation. Among common causes are: infection, sexual trauma, allergic reactions, skin conditions such as lichen sclerosis, etc. If its a persistent problem, see an Ob/Gyn. Best wishes! ...Read more