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Dr. Joshua Batt
8 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Ingrown hairs: Ingrown hairs are hairs that do not release their secretions or follicle through the skin properly and become infected. You may consider regular clean ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Ingrown Hair: Exfoliate your skin before you wax to get rid of dead skin and release trapped hairs that could be forced back into the skin while waxing. Just lather ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Laser hair removal: Or electrolysis are good methods to destroy the hair follicle and prevent ingrown hairs.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
NMS but: This is not my specialty but generally one needs to get the hair moistened then shave against the grain. The more curly the hair , the more problem w ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Do nothing or...: How do these ingrown hairs or pimples hurt you? If no or not much and bearable, do nothing but applying steroid cream thinly may help to ease discomfo ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
23 years experience in Dermatology
Acne on head: An antibacterial shampoo such as Nizoral (ketoconazole) should do the trick. Use it for 2 weeks. If it's not any better, see your doctor.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience in Family Medicine
No fast tx: Treat like acne pimple. Hot soaks, acne cream. Watch the shaving! Hope this helps. Good Luck.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
23 years experience in Dermatology
Ingrown hairs: Use benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to get rid of them. In the future, consider laser hair removal to get rid of the hair so you don't get anymore ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vadim Glukh
22 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Avoid "cutting out": Try and trim them straight across, avoid tight and pointed shoes, see a podiatrist for possible corrective procedure.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
39 years experience in Dermatology
Can be tough: Sometimes cutting hair with a scissors rather than shaving can help. Avoiding a really close shave may help - shaving with the grain instead of agains ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience in Dermatology
Not possible: There are no hair follciles in the vagina. If you are thinking to the skin on the outside, there are hair follicles that can be inflammed without sha ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
It sounds like: You are interested in improving your beard distribution. If so, unfortunately, there isn't much you can do. Hair distribution is very much genetics ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Slade Suchecki
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Dont cut it: Avoid cutting hair too short. Proper skin care allowing follicles to errupt and avoiding skin irritants and frequent trauma from shaving. Consider ha ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Hair removal: Electrolysis or lasers. Many women opt for this if they have some facial hair naturally. If you're a man, make very sure this is what you really want ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience in Dermatology
Proper shaving: Sometimes the technique for removing the hairs eg. Shaving or waxing can be the cause to this problem. Laser hair removal may help. See your dermato ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma jo Waxman
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Not dangerous: Using a sharp razor is helpful to prevent ingrown hairs. Also not saving your genitals is a good idea. You could consider laser or electrolysis to dec ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
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Ingrown hair : The simplest way to prevent ingrowing hairs is to let your hair grow freely without shaving it. You may want to try this for a brief period if you nee ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
It will grow out...: ...By itself. Don't pick or squeeze it; that will just make it worse. Warm compresses often help. Prevent further ingrown hairs by shaving with an ele ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience in Urgent Care
No shaving: Perhaps tweeting, laser can remove these hairs instead of shaving. Hair follicles can become inflamed after shaving. See your doctor for more answers
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonia Chadha
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Hi Mickaela Thanks for the interesting question. There are topical agents that can be applied to assist in hair growth. Generally, these are used fo ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
Seeing your doctor : You certainly don't want to pop or squeeze it as it can lead to scarring and even an infection. Facials are not recommended for this condition either. ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
36 years experience in Pediatrics
Keep It All Clean: Shaving causes trauma to skin; tiny abrasions allow bacteria present to invade hair follicles, cause infection: Folliculitis. Prevention is key. Start ... Read More

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