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Can Ingrown Hairs Get Infected
Infected & ingrown: 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
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
I have had an ingrown hair for a month now I have done nothing and it has not turned to puss, it only hurts a little if touched it is not infected what can I do to get rid of it or bring it to a pop stage. If I had it for this long will hot compacs work o
IF YOU HAVE HAD IT: For this long, you need to see a doctor to treat it and make it go away, before it becomes a big problem for you. ...Read more
Large lump located on perineum. Not infected or an ingrown hair. Keeps getting bigger and i don't have insurance to get checked out and not be anythin?
I get ingrown hairs on my upper leg/thigh, most of the time the become infected and hurt very much. What should I do and are there any treatments?
Several things: Moisturizing your skin can sometimes help, as well as either shaving regularly, or letting them grow out. Men often have this problem on their neck or face if they shave, while women often have problems in the bikini area. ...Read more
I had a lot of ingrown hairs on my vaginal area, i picked them and a few of them seem infected, what can I do ? Is it something to worry about?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. There are different options to control symptoms. ...Read more
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