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how to treat an infected ingrown hair

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Ingrown hair. : Try a topical antibiotic cream like Bacitracin or Polysporin. Warm moist compress may help. If the problem would persist you may need I and D and or ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shontae Buffington
17 years experience 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 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Lee
31 years experience 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience 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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
42 years experience 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
41 years experience Dermatology
Few days: If it does not drain after a few days i would see a dermatologist for an oral antibiotic.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Abscess: You are obviously worried or would not be asking this question. Go and have this seen and treated. You might first try applying frequent moist heat t ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Mchugh
Specializes in Dentistry
Ingrown hair: See your physician and have the follicle removed. You don't want to continue having this problem for the next 50+ years.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
38 years experience Dermatology
Hair extraction: If possible try to carefully free the ingrown hair with a twezzer. If not successful , visit with a dermatologist.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clogged and clogs: If you think the areola is clogged then you need to "clog" your way to a MD to have a "look/see" what is "afoot" to determine if it that true or not.

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