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A 43-year-old member asked:

Need doctor's help! will ingrown hair fix themselves?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sometimes: 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 medication to clear dead skin cells (retinoids). Steroids may be used for significant inflammation & antibiotics may be considered if the area has become infected.

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A 51-year-old member asked:

Need doctor's help! will ingrow hair heals itself?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Ingrown hairs. : Warm soak to the area a couple of times each day will help. Washcloth with warm water, ring out, held to area for around 15 minutes.
Last updated May 16, 2015

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