Unusual hair growth on my palm. What is this condition called? What causes it?
Hello, I am 29 years old male. I have observed the unusual hair growth on my palm and a hair follicle also. I am worried as palms are supposed to be hairless and this unusual hair growth is making me nervous. What is this condition called? What causes hair growth in such an area? Do I need to be worried?
@meriwether Hello, this condition is called a hair sprinter. Hair splinters happen when a strand of hair embeds itself under your skin. This can be painful. It happens when a strand of hair penetrates a hairless area, particularly the skin between your fingers. The hair burrows under your skin, which can prompt a response from your immune system. This results in a small passage in your skin called a pilonidal sinus. This opening can develop an infection. It’s best to see your doctor. They can ensure the splinter is properly removed and prescribe antibiotics if needed.