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A 41-year-old member asked:

What causes an ingrown hair on your body, and how to get rid of it?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Normal: Hairs sometimes grow a little wrong and turn inward becoming ingrown. They form little pimple like bumps. Usually squeezing them will get the gooey stuff and the hair out. You should not have to squeeze hard to express them...If painful or infected (happens occasionally) see your doc for help.
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How to get rid of this painful ingrown hair? Please helppp

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Cyst: You likely have an infected cyst. See a doctor who can give you an antibiotics and use warm soaks . It may need drainage as well.
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A 17-year-old female asked:

How do I get rid of deep ingrown hairs manually? And what do I do if I don't see a hair but have the wound of it as if there's a hair in it?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Ingrown hairs: The best thing is to prevent the ingrown hairs to begin with. For example, shave in the direction of hair growth instead of against it.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how u get rid of ingrown hairs?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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 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 41-year-old member asked:

How to get rid of this ingrown hair after shaving?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
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 electric razor, or a single-blade hand razor. (multiple-blade razors shave too close to the skin and create the conditions that promote ingrowing of hairs.).
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A 22-year-old member asked:

How to get rid of ingrown hair bumps ? On a sensitive area

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Laser /electrolysis: You may wish to consider permeant removal of the hair through laser treatment or electrolysis.
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Last updated Jul 20, 2018
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