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Constant Ingrown Hairs
Constantly getting ingrown hairs on underarms even though i tweeze them, not shave or anything. help! ?
Friction: with movement of the arm back and forth can cause ingrown hairs, whether shaved or tweezed. It is also possible that you are getting recurrent infections or even blocked sweat glands, called hydradenitis. Start with giving the shaving and tweezing a break & let the hair grow. Powder to absorb moisture. If you still get infected hairs, see your doctor for further assessment and possible antibiotic. ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My bff has constant inffected pimple ingrown hair on parts of her body that she cant stop from comming back she is good about hygiene and oils and dir?
INFECTED PIMPLE: I CANNOT SEE OR FEEL THIS PIMPLE. PLEASE SEE YOUR REGULAR DOCTOR WHO MIGHT REFER YOU TO A DERMATOLOGIST. BEST LUCK ...Read more
I constantly get scared I have contracted herpes but it is impossible to tell if an ingrown hair is herpes or just an ingrown.. What is the difference?
I am concerned about my bad habit. I am constantly pulling my ingrown mole hair? Is this dangerous to my health?
Excision: The easiest way to solve the problem is to excise the lesion ...It will put and end to you dilema ...Read more
My husband is 27 and his nipples are constantly hurting and are red. There is no secretion or ingrown hair or anything what is it because of?
Nipple pain: There are a wide variety of conditions which may result in inflamed and painful nipples. Most of the times, these conditions are benign such as hormone imbalances, weight gain, hypothyroidism, irritant/allergic contact dermatitis amongst others. One always wants to keep malignancy in mind as Pagets Disease of the breast may also be present, usually unilateral. He should visit his doctor for eval. ...Read more
Exfoliate and warm: First bet is to allow nature to take its course. If it doesn't naturally come out as the skin turns over, gently exfoliate with microbeads (not nut scrubs, too harsh), then warm in steam or compresses to expand the pore, then gently try to pluck it out with tweezers without scarring surrounding skin. A dermatologist can do this professionally without scars. Also prevent recurrence - laser hair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laser hair removal: Some patients will consider permanent reduction of hair in areas where they experience recurrent bumps or follicle infections. Most commonly the back neckline and front beardline is targeted. Laser treatments can effectively eliminate some follicles or at least affect the coarseness of the remaining hairs. Caution: your doctor should confirm that your "pustules" are not viral before proceeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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