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what is the best thing to do with an ingrown hair after the hair is removed and there is a hard clump under the skin?

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Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
DoNotMicroDitch-Dig: I'd probably have a drink then go see"The Revenant," but in your case I'd think about how it was removed & whether there's a "remenant" in there still growing or maybe an irritant like residual sebum or epidermal debris.But I wouldn't go digging at it.I'd wait a couple of weeks & if still there I'd have a drink,go see"The Revenant" than go see a dermatologist,thankful I'm not an 1830's fur trapper
Answered on Nov 19, 2016

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Infected: Best to see your doctor to get it treated before the infection spreads further. Has the hair been removed yet?

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