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how to treat an infected ingrown hair

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shontae Buffington
16 years experience in Pediatrics
Good skin care: Sounds like you had an abscess! the skin is a miraculous organ. As long as you have normal functioning immune system the body will repair the "hole" ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Lee
30 years experience in Urology
Sebum: That lesion may be a sebaceous cyst or gland obstructed. If it is asymptomatic I would not recommend any intervention. However it can cause infections ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Infected & ingrown: 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 medi ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
Good Hygiene-surgery: See a good dermatologist or a surgeon to resect the infected area removing ingrown hair, the very good hygiene.Probably you will need some antibiotics ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
37 years experience in Podiatry
Remove the hair: Clean area, lance bump, with tweezer-remove the hair. Apply betadine or triple antibiotic cream, until healed.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
A Paronychia: is an infection that runs up the edge of a nail. The nail can be soaked with 50/50 warm water & antibacterial soap 3 to 4 x /day. If an absces ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience in Podiatry
Nail care: Ingrown toenails can be remedied through soaking your foot in warm water, removal of embedded debris from the nail borders, and applying an antibiotic ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Boil: A boil may heal / drain on its own. Wam compresses may help a boil drain spontaneously. If a boil does not drain/heal by it self then it requires an ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience in Podiatry
Drainage: Infections may have redness, pus, drainage, swelling and pain. Don't treat yourself, see your local podiatrist.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Well: Sometimes ingrown hairs develop staph infections. Either could present with what looks like a boil.
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Cotton: Cotton between nail and skin can separate skin until nail grows out. If however this does not work a podiatrist can cut back the nail to relieve the p ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in Wound care
Basic care: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Purkiss
16 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends: There are multiple types of eyelid infection. If you think you have such an infection, you should see an ophthalmologist for accurate diagnosis and tr ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Medical Care: Check for signs of infection to include: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience in Dermatology
Staph: If you have any kind of persistent infection or suspect that you do on your skin you should see a dermatologist and get this cultured and proven. No e ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Not well. It's too broad spectrum, it's not a good antibiotic for that. Cuticles improve on their own. Warm compresses and epsom salt soaks are suffic ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: Your doctor will perform an incision and drainage and then determine if you need antibiotics. Keep the area clean. She will also pull the ingrown hai ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Antibiotics: Or antifungal agents both topically or orally or removal of part of a nail if necessary.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
See below: It is a simple procedure where local anesthetic is used to numb the toe. Once numb a piece of the nail is removed from the tip of the toe to underneat ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
13 years experience in Podiatry
Toenail : The best thing you can do for a toenail after having surgery is to apply an antibiotic ointment and to soak it in epsom salts on a daily basis.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
22 years experience in Podiatry
Commonly: Staph infection for an ingrown toenail is the most common infecting bacteria. Typically an infection from an ingrown toenail requires your foot doctor ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
See podiatrist: For removal.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Antibiotics Needed: You get in to see your doctor and get on antibiotics.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Local anesthesia: To numb the toe, and remove the part of the nail which is ingrown.

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