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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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience in Dermatology
Few days: If it does not drain after a few days i would see a dermatologist for an oral antibiotic.
A 34-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 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: Yes it can.
A female asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience in Dermatology
Not necessarily: A single ingrown hair may be a cyst or an enlarged pore that may need a different therapy.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalini Gupta
24 years experience in Dermatology
Few options: Topical antibiotics may be of help with infected hair follicles (folliculitis). If there is an ingrown hair problem, try not tweezing or pulling the ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Several things: Moisturizing your skin can sometimes help, as well as either shaving regularly, or letting them grow out. Men often have this problem on their neck o ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
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They can: If they are infected or irritated. They can be painless but if the pore is blocked they yes infected and painful.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Pores/ingrown hair: One of the most common causes of ingrown hairs is too close shaving - especially in hairs that normallly curl try to avoid the triple and quad razors ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
See : See your dermatologist for treatment. This can be treated with laser or other meds.
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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 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
It can: Yes, it can and that may lead to skin infections.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience in Dermatology
Ingrown hairs: Ingrown hairs don't spread but you can get multiple ones near each other and some may not show up until a while later.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience in Dermatology
See derm: and consider laser hair removal to destroy the hair follicles. Topicals can help but see your dermatologist to make sure this is not an infectious pr ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Shaving issues...: Shaving might cause problems in some people which include ingrown hairs, inflammation, infections. My recommendation is to probably use alternative wa ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience in Dermatology
Pimple: At times a pimple or ingrown hair may show signs of infection ( increased redness , warm to touch , painful ) . See a dermatologist for treatment wit ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
38 years experience in General Surgery
Slightly: The injection of xylocaine (lidocaine) to numb the area will sting a bit, but the rest of the procedure should cause no pain.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not a good Idea.: You may aggravate the infection. Keep Clean and dry, You may need either Topical or oral Antibiotics.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience in General Surgery
YES...but not much: Excising the ingrown nail is usually done under local anesthesia. The digital nerve is blocked with an injection of local anesthetic. The initial pi ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Very unlikely to look like an ingrown hair.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience in Dermatology
"pimple" at hair: It looks like a pimple develop around or at the site of hair.
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