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will ingrown hair heal itself

A female asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Folliculitis: Hi there OGolden. Sorry to hear of your problems. It sounds like you have folliculitis-fancy word for inflammation of the hair follicle. A little a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
It may resolve: It may resolve itself.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Csaba Magassy
58 years experience Plastic Surgery
Let the area heal: Leave it alone and let it heal...Laser or surgical excision may be the only way to absolutely remove the offending hair shaft.....
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: Anywhere hair grows, it can be possible to get an ingrown hair. The treatment may involve the need for antibiotics if the area gets infected. See yo ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Bumps: Could be folliculitis usually caused by a bacterial infection.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Izenberg
35 years experience Family Medicine
Soak it: The key to this is to get the hair to the surface. Hot soaks will usually work but could take a few days to do. Soak with hot washclothes 15 minutes ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Should be gone now: If it is an ingrown hair, then it should be gone by one unless aggravated. If it doesn't heal in another week see a MD as it may be something else.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Keep it clean: keep it clean and apply topical antibiotic. do not squeezed,or try to open or cut or drain. you only making it worst in case of doubt see your local d ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience Pediatrics
Scabs: If you leave it alone and don't pick at it any more it should be gone in 4-7 days possibly sooner if it's really small.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Carter
44 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Warm soaks: This would be an unusual place for an ingrown hair to occur. Quite possibly this is actually a small inflamed cyst in this area. Sometimes frequent ... Read More

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