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howto get rid of ingrown hair scabs

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience Dermatology
Extraction: It is difficult to remove an ingrown hair since the crust must be removed and the the hair extracted. It is difficult to do this on yourself as you c ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
No such thing: ...as "for good" in many medical problems. You can always get another one.Removal w/ laser however could decrease the chances of more lesions as good ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Laser /electrolysis: You may wish to consider permeant removal of the hair through laser treatment or electrolysis.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ingrown hair: The best way to prevent them is to get laser hair removal. If you shave, do it at the end of a warm shower.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Begin with a definition of what it is. Treatment will follow. Sounds like you will also benefit from attention to fever and cough.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Ingrown hair: If you are very careful, and use alcohol to clean a sewing needle and then clean your skin with the alcohol you may be able to pick it out. If it is d ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ingrown hairs: 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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
23 years experience 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. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ingrown hair: 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
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
No fast tx: Treat like acne pimple. Hot soaks, acne cream. Watch the shaving! Hope this helps. Good Luck.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Laser: If you constantly have ingrown hairs, laser hair removal is just the thing for you because it destroys the hairs permanently. If you can't get laser t ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ingrown hairs: 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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience Dermatology
shaving legs: Shaving is one of the main causes of rashes on the legs. The main problem is that multiple blades in each razor cut the skin as well as the hairs. U ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
INGROWN HAIR LEGS: Shave down, not up! i know most, if not all women, shave up, against the grain. Believe it or not, this causes ingrown hairs! so start shaving down, w ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Seborrhoic dermatit?: The scabs are probably as a result of your vigorous scratching. Chances are, you are itching secondarily to seborrhoic dermatitis. Try using a shampoo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Smith
17 years experience Family Medicine
Pluck it: Usually these can simply be plucked out. If not, or of it has become seriously infected, see your doctor for antibiotics and further treatment.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
14 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Laser: One of the best ways to treat an ingrown hair is to use a laser to destroy the hair follicle so that it doesn't come back. This is done with a hair r ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
29 years experience 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Tincture of time: Most ingrown hairs resolve on their own with time. Deep ones may need to be extracted, but it should be done by a doctor with sterile instruments to a ... Read More
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