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Follicle (Definition)

An ovarian follicle contains a hollow ball of cells with an immature egg in the center. It is a structure within the ovary containing the egg that ...Read more


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Is there a good poultice for ingrown hairs?

Is there a good poultice for ingrown hairs?

Ingrown hairs: The best thing for ingrown hairs and folliculitis is a simple hot soak with a washcloth soaked in hot, not scalding, water. ...Read more

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What is a good remedy for folliculitis?

What is a good remedy for folliculitis?

Find the cause: Pityrospirum folliculitis is often missed and is easy to treat if recognized. You maybe given topical ketoconazole, or a big oral dose followed by working up a sweat. Or any of a variety of meds that manage ties versicolor. A bacterial folliculitis needs to be checked to see if the bacterium originally cultured may have changed or become resistant. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there a good cure for an itchy scalp from radiation treatment?

Is there a good cure for an itchy scalp from radiation treatment?

Ask your doctors: There are many medical treatments your therapist can offer you if you ask. Most times they may advise you to use of oils/ creams to treat dryness of the skin and flaky skin which will relieve the itching. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for cystic pimples?

What is a good treatment for cystic pimples?

Antibiotics accutane: Antibiotic for acute cystic acne is standard treatment, but laser can be very helpful for many people. For severe cystic acne if laser is not totally successful than the last treatment available would be Accutane which requires monitoring over a 15-20 week course byva dermatologist registered to use accutane. ...Read more

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Is there an at home treatment for a fungal infection causing hair loss?

Is there an at home treatment for a fungal infection causing hair loss?

Really no: Tinea capitis is very familiar. Although selenium sulfide dandruff shampoos can slow it down, it's best treated by systemic anti-fungal medicines that a physician needs to prescribe, as they are themselves toxic. There's a great medscape review: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1091351-overview. ...Read more

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What is good for removing ingrown hairs?

What is good for removing ingrown hairs?

Tx: 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

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What is a good treatment or remedy for dry scalp?

What is a good treatment or remedy for dry scalp?

Flaky itchy scalp: Most likely this is related to seborrheic dermatitis and one of the dandruff shampoos may help. There are a number of them with different active ingredients so you may have to try several different ones to see what is best for you. Some are: neutragena tgel, tsal; sebulex, head and shoulders, etc. Shampoo daily. If it doesn't work see your dermatologist for medication to put on your scalp. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for an ingrown toenail?

What is the best cure for an ingrown toenail?

Have it looked at.: Ingrown toenails can be temporarily remedied through soaking your foot in warm water, removal of embedded debris from the nail borders, and applying an antibiotic ointment to temporarily soften the corners. If you have redness and drainage, get it looked at by a professional as you may need to have the ingrown nail border removed and you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy for a skin abscess?

What is a good home remedy for a skin abscess?

Abscess: If it is an actual abscess it should be surgically drained. However, moist heat may help to localize it in the meantime. ...Read more

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What is a good product for hair growth?

What is a good product for hair growth?

Seek Qualified Help: Before you go 'shopping' for hair growth products, treatments &services, the first most important thing to do is find a doctor qualified to diagnose, measure, treat &track your hair loss/hair growth over time. Unfortunately, few doctors have the time, knowledge &motivation to do this. Effective treatments are often stopped too soon, before results are realized! you need a pro on your side! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ingrown hair?

Express it: Ingrown hairs are like little foreign bodies and are treated by expressing them. There is usually al title cheesy stuff as well as the long hair. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that cutting my hair will help for an upcoming hair follicle test?

Is it actually true that cutting my hair will help for an upcoming hair follicle test?

THC?: Marijuana regular use detected in hair for months. Don't you think they'd suspect something is fishy if you walk in bald? ...Read more

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What is another way to grow facial hair for a guy?

What is another way to grow facial hair for a guy?

Rogaine (minoxidil).: Consider trying rogaine (minoxidil) or over the counter Minoxidil in the 3% strength twice daily. If it does stimulate the facial hair (theoretically it should), then know that you may need to continue to use it in order to retain the new hair growth. ...Read more

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What is a good shampoo for sore itchy scalp is there a dr you can see for this thanks?

Zinc: Use a shampoo that contains zinc pyrithione, such as Head & Shoulders. This is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. It treats seborrheic dermatitis and can help prevent folliculitis. ...Read more

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Is there a good cure for an outer ear infection?

Is there a good cure for an outer ear infection?

Antibiotic drops: Usually drops are used, as well keeping the ear dry (no water exposure). ...Read more

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What can I use for an infected head follicle?

What can I use for an infected head follicle?

Antibiotic cream: Baring any other conditions, the best therapy for an infected hair follicle is to use a tweezer to pull the infected hair out of the follicle, wash the area with warm clean water and soap, dry with a clean linen or cotton wool and then apply triple antibiotic ointment 3 or 4 times a day for about 3 - 5 days. If however the infection is deep, you may need lancing and oral or parenteral antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is a good OTC cure for keloids?

What is a good OTC cure for keloids?

Really none.: If you have a true keloid scar the best first line treatment is steroid injection. If that fails to improve the keloid to your satisfaction the next option is excision which comes with very high recurrence rates (and can come back worse than the original) and a postop regimen of silicone, pressure, and in severe cases even radiation treatment. See a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more