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multiple hairs in a follicle on the back

I was giving my boyfriend a back massage and noticed what appeared to be a ton of blackheads going down the center of his back.  I was curious, so I started plucking at them with a tweezers.  They came out incredibly easily (he couldn't even feel it) and actually turned out to be a tuff of hair in one follicle.  I ended up waxing his back with some face wax strips.  The hair doesn't seem to grow one it emerges through the skin and just looks like a blackhead.  He does have a lot of acne scars on his back; so that may be related.  When I did a google search, I found nothing.  Anyone have any suggestions?  
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1340994 tn?1374193977
I'm not sure, but maybe he just can't cleanse the area because it's out of reach.  You could wash his back or use tea tree oil on the area to keep the pores clean.  Maybe that will help.  
563773 tn?1374246539
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Hello,
It can be due to blackheads or sebaceous cysts. Other than that it can be Pili multigeminis which is a rare condition in which separate hair follicle bulbs combine together into one hair canal towards the skin surface. Not many treatment methods are available however, Cryosurgery has been suggested to remove the follicle(s) entirely.
It needs to be examined and biopsied from a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.



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