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How do I find what's the best product for treating ingrown hairs?

How do I find what's the best product for treating ingrown hairs?

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. ...Read more

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

Our hair follicles are meant to erupt and to grow straight out of the skin. Often, a hair may turn into the channel out of which it should grow, and penetrates the skin, causing swelling and irritation. This may happen because of blockage or with very curly hair. These are not always a problem unless the hair does not erupt and then possibly leads to infection ...Read more


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I constantly get ingrown hairs in my crotch area. What's the best way to avoid this?

I constantly get ingrown hairs in my crotch area. What's the best way to avoid this?

Hair removal techniq: If any hair removal techniques are used in the area, they could increase the likelihood of ingrown hairs. I'd probably have you try a topical antibiotic like 1% Clindamycin gel (prescription product), used immediately after hair removal and twice a day until the problem clears up. As needed after that. ...Read more

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Best way to cure ingrown hair?

Ingrown hair: .1 warm compress 2. light lotion- 3, do not shave, leave hair 1/4 inch long all the time, use a clipper to trim it, never use a shaver electric or a razor ...Read more

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Best way to remove my ingrown hair?

Best way to remove my ingrown hair?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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 ...Read more

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Popped ingrown hair. mark is now red and has a hole. best way to heal it? Its between my eyebrows.

Let the area heal: Leave it alone and let it heal...Laser or surgical excision may be the only way to absolutely remove the offending hair shaft..... ...Read more