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Suggest remedies for lower right jaw pain

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Posted on Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Question: 32 - male

I had a slight lower right jaw pain (2/10) and was kinda massaging/scratching my face. I noticed a mole had gotten enflamed. I believe I have always had this mole but it is on the outer edges of my beard so I am not 100% sure. Anyway I was scratching and got concerned. So I trimmed a little hair off and took some pictures.

My wife took a look and saw two hairs stuck in it and assumed it was ingrown hair. She took a clean needle (alcohol) and removed the trapped hairs and then cleaned it up and bandaged it.

I am attaching pictures of the before/after. Don't mind the redness that is from my scratching and trimming.

Does this look like ingrown hair or does it show any signs of skin cancer?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (58 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Ingrown hair. Use a triple antibiotic ointment

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you.

I am Dr. kakkar(Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern and viewed the images.
Perhaps it was an ingrown hair. Right now it looks like an inflammed eczematous patch of skin. Doesn't look like a cancer to me.
To begin with scratching/ massaging might be the underlying cause if it happened after that and specially on the area which you were fiddling with.
I request you to use a triple antibiotic ointment e.g Neosporin ointment, twice daily for a few days and hopefully it would be fine.

Regards


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Brief Answer: Ingrown hair. Use a triple antibiotic ointment Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you. I am Dr. kakkar(Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern and viewed the images. Perhaps it was an ingrown hair. Right now it looks like an inflammed eczematous patch of skin. Doesn't look like a cancer to me. To begin with scratching/ massaging might be the underlying cause if it happened after that and specially on the area which you were fiddling with. I request you to use a triple antibiotic ointment e.g Neosporin ointment, twice daily for a few days and hopefully it would be fine. Regards