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why do i get ingrown hairs on my head

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
No ingrown hair: There is no ingrown hair per se. It's a misconception that people feed on. What you have is inflammation of the hair folicule (sac) that is known as b ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience Dermatology
Ingrown hairs: This is a common problem in some races. The most practical way is to let the hair grow long. Then the curled ends can't pierce thru the follicle or ba ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Pinching Skin: Stop pinching or irritating the skin. If the lesion persists please show your family doctor the next time you are in their office.
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Need photo: It is difficult to make an accurate diagnosis without seeing a photo of what you are describing. Based on your description, it sounds like you are ge ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Hormones: Your genetics and hormones are the ones responsible for your hair distribution. Some women may have elevated levels of testosterone (genetically deter ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience Family Medicine
Get consult: There are numerous possibilities of what these are, why they started and how to treat. Many questions need asking and seeing this is important. I re ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: If your symptoms are that intesnse, you need to see your doctor. Only he/she can make a correct diagnosis based on a physical examination.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience Dermatology
Hair damage: If your facial hair is curly, your shaving will cut the hair at an angle tending to make it ingrow and cause an inflammatory reaction. You can also g ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Folliculitis: Pimples are small collections of pus around hair follicles. Even though they are smaller than other locations on the back, chest or back, there are h ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Scars on buttock: avoid scratching or squeezing the skin in the regions may help reduce scarring. You may need to see the dermatologist for further treatments to smooth ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
30 years experience Dermatology
Hair on chin: You can thread, depilate, shave, wax or sugar. Laser hair removal is the most effective long term method, but needs dark hair on light skin to be most ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
14 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Laser: This is likely an ingrown hair, not a pimple. One of the best ways to treat an ingrown hair is to use a laser to destroy the hair follicle so that it ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: These are symptoms that require a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after obtaining this informstion, can he/she adequately diagnose and treat ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
18 years experience Dermatology
May be psoriasis: Hard to say without seeing. The presence of thickened red scaly plaques on the elbows & knees can be common sites for psoriasis. I would see a dermato ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
12 years experience Dermatology
Many possibilities: You could have adult acne, rosacea, sun damage or many other possible dermatoses.
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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Tincture of time: Moist heat pack. If there is a white pustule you can lance it with a needle tip. Is that natural?
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
23 years experience Dermatology
Shaving: You may try going with an electric shaver or a depilatory cream like nair. If you prefer to shave, use salicylic acid, glycolic acid or benzoyl perox ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Furunculosis: Usually from ingrown hairs and/or from occluded glands in that area wear loose fiiting undergarments and cleanse with anti-bacterial soap.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Stop shaving: Stop shaving your pubic hair. It is there for a purpose.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
You may need to see a dermatologist : It's depends on why the inclusions are there to block the hair growth. It may be wise to see a dermatologist to help clarify why this occurs. Ask your ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Blackheads or : Ingrown hairs related to friction of the thighs rubbing each other? A dermatologic assessment may be beneficial.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Shaving will do it: Shaving the labia and perineum frequently with a dirty razor can cause ingrown hair infections in that area. If that is not the probable cause, you wo ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
The hairs may be: Depigmented.

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