A 25-year-old female asked:
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ingrown hair in the bikini line area that keeps coming back. and sometimes leaves an open deep hole in skin. 1/16 diameter oozes from time.

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Dr. James Chappell
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
Infected cyst?: Sounds like an infected cyst. Speak to your doctor. You may need to see a surgeon to have it drained surgically, and/or removed.
Answered on May 28, 2016
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Probably...: ...A surgical removal or ablation of the offending hair follicle should solve the problem. Ask your dr about that, it should be a simple procedure.
Answered on Oct 15, 2018

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