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How can I get rid of and prevent painful ingrown hair around my navel? I've been dealing with this for 10 years, should I see a dermatologist?

How can I get rid of and prevent painful ingrown hair around my navel? I've been dealing with this for 10 years, should I see a dermatologist?

No waxing or shaving: Tretinoin (retin-a) cream can help decrease skin plugging or hyperkaratosis. Topical tretinoin cream may thin out the epidermis, reduce the buildup of dead skin cells, and decrease hair embedding into the follicies. Topical corticosteroid creams with a mild strength can be applied to reduce inflammation of inflamed ingrown hairs. ...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 keep getting ingrown hair folice ?

I keep getting ingrown hair folice ?

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

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What do I do to remove my ingrown hair?

What do I do to remove my ingrown hair?

A doctor can: A doctor makes a little nick in the skin and removes the offending hair. ...Read more

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Need to know how do I treat an ingrown hair?

Need to know how do I treat an ingrown hair?

Extract and cleanse: Wash face often with good cleser. Be sure to use a good wash cloth for this process. Use good light and mirror. Good pair of tweezers extract the twisted hair and cleanse repeat the process. ...Read more

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What should I do when I have an ingrown hair?

Ingrown Hair: If an ingrown hair is bothering you or has become infected, your doctor can make a small cut in your skin with a sterile needle or scalpel to release it. Your doctor may also prescribe medicine such as: steroid medicine that you rub on your skin to bring down the swelling. Retinoids (retin a) to remove dead skin cells and reduce the skin pigment. Antibiotics either topical or oral. ...Read more

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How can I shave and not get ingrown hairs? How can I treat ingrown hair w/o scaring myslef?

Shaving issues...: Shaving might cause problems in some people which include ingrown hairs, inflammation, infections. My recommendation is to probably use alternative ways to get rid of the hair if the problem is recurrent. You might need to see a Dermatologist and consider permanent hair removal treatment. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has three flap/pockets of skin holding black stuff, i thought it was an ingrown hair but the black stuff i got out and a hole remains?

My boyfriend has three flap/pockets of skin holding black stuff, i thought it was an ingrown hair but the black stuff i got out and a hole remains?

Comedone: This is probably a comedone ( blackhead ) which is basically a skin pore clogged with dried oils . The hole usually means that the pore has been clogged for a long time. I would not advise squeezing this areas. ...Read more

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I keep getting ingrown hair folicle ?

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

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Should i get my ingrown hair drained?

If it is oozing: If you have an abscess get the hair pulled and drain the pus. Your doctor will perform an incision and drainage (i and d) if need be. You may be infected and drainage with antibiotics. See your doctor. ...Read more