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Fort Polk, LA
A 29-year-old male asked:

Ingrown hair/side face 2 weeks. 2 day ago try to dig it out. now extremely swollen red painful. benadryl, (diphenhydramine) topical sauve, peroxide. cont this or see er?

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Dr. David Izenberg
37 years experience
Get help: This sounds like you may have created an infection in the area and a call to your doctor or perhaps a simple visit will save you an er trip. If it is extremely swollen and very painful may want to seek an urgent care or er to avoid cellulitis which is a very serious infection.

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