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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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What is a good over-the-counter cream to treat ingrown pubic hair scars ?

What is a good over-the-counter cream to treat ingrown pubic hair scars ?

Nothing OTC: Ingrown hairs occur usually after shaving. In some persons the hair will curl as it grows back. The sharp, beveled edge allows the hair to dive back into the skin, causing the ingrown hair. If you shave this area then stopping this practice will help prevent this from happening. If you are not shaving and getting a lot of these then you should see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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My pubic skin itches mainly at night and cream hasn't helped. I have one or two spots that look like a pimple or ingrown hair what do I do?

My pubic skin itches mainly at night and cream hasn't helped. I have one or two spots that look like a pimple or ingrown hair what do I do?

Pimple or ingrown: hair suppose not to itch mainly at night. It could be also scabies or herpes. This need to be looked at. See your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of an ingrown hair bump that's on my pubic area near my waist line? Does Noxzema cream help?

Extract: Many times the hair will work its way out, but sometimes, it will need to be extracted with a sterile needle by a physician or nurse. If an infection is present oral antibiotics may be necessary. Warm compresses and topical antibiotics like Bacitracin or neosporin could help for mild cases. I don't think noxema will help. Laser hair removal is very effective for preventing ingrowns. ...Read more

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Had cyst on bikini line from an infected ingrown hair. I used Fucidin cream to relieve the pain. Now there's a large ball under skin. Needs draining?

Had cyst on bikini line from an infected ingrown hair. I used Fucidin cream to relieve the pain. Now there's a large ball under skin. Needs draining?

Throw away Fucidin: This should not be used this way. It will NOT relieve pain. You are not describing a condition which calls for any antibiotic. If you can squeeze out the contents os this cyst, GO AHEAD. When you empty it of sebum and pus it will heal better and feel better.If you have significant distress, a DR can drain it for you. Sometimes cortisone is injected into these to shrink them. ...Read more

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I have a boil on my vaginal lip probably due to ingrown hair. Its very painful. Wht coukd it be and medication. I am applying an antibiotic cream?

I have a boil on my vaginal lip probably due to ingrown hair. Its very painful. Wht coukd it be and medication. I am applying an antibiotic cream?

Possible abscess: You may well ned to see you doctor to find out if it need to be lanced.Antibiotics do not always clear this up. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of ingrown hair scars on my thighs without surgery? I am African American. I've tused ambi fade cream for a year but saw no results.

How can I get rid of ingrown hair scars on my thighs without surgery? I am African American. I've tused ambi fade cream for a year but saw no results.

See a dermatologist: No surprise about ambifade. Not everybody needs the same thing. Prescription cream? Laser? Relax and give it some time? A skin DR will evaluate your needs and desires. ...Read more

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I popped a ingrown hair that i thought was a zit on leg. It was swollen and red... After putting antibiotic cream on it the pink continues to spread?

I popped a ingrown hair that i thought was a zit on leg. It was swollen and red... After putting antibiotic cream on it the pink continues to spread?

Need exam: Your sore needs to be looked at by your primary care doctor or dermatologist to determine if the spreading redness is due to infection or an allergic reaction to your antibiotic cream. ...Read more

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I have a sore bump on my vulva. I think it is a ingrown hair. Any help with treatments . I am using a cortezone cream currently.?

I have a sore bump on my vulva.  I think it is a ingrown hair.  Any help with treatments .  I am using a cortezone cream currently.?

Stop the cream: I recommend stopping the cortisone cream. It is a steroid and can thin out the vulvar tissue. If you do have an ingrown hair you can apply a warm washcloth to the area to see if the plugged area opens up. ...Read more