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Dermatologist For Ingrown Hairs
I have had this bump on my chest for over 6 mos. The dermatologist just said it’s a ingrown hair. Now it getting hard. What do I do?
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
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
Husband is experiencing deep acne due to ingrown hairs. Any home remedies you can recommend? Unable to get in to see dermatologist until march.
Many worth trying: There are many home remedies that work for many people and they are safe to experiment with. Avoid dairy and sweets/starches. See http://earthclinic.Com/cures/acne.Html for reports on many remedies from those who have tried them. Also see http://healing.About.Com/cs/skincare/a/uc_acneguide.Htm ; http://www.Naturalnews.Com/027237_acne_dairy.Html. ...Read more
My hair is growing under my skin leaving sores. Not ingrown it grows like hair on my head. How can I stop it? I have seen 3 dermatologist.I have rsd.
I have an ingrown pubic hair that I'm concerned may be infected. Is it best to see my dermatologist for treatment/removal or my general practitionear?
I'm 21, I have 1 old ingrown hair since 16. Is it safe to pop now? Why hasn't it left on its own yet? Lost virginity at 21 so no s t d!
Ingrown hair: 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
Laser: One of the best ways to treat an ingrown hair is to use a laser to destroy the hair follicle so that it doesn't come back. This is done with a hair removal laser (we use Xeo 1064). You can also do a needle excision, but you may continue to have issues with the hair follicle. Use of an exfoliant can help prevent ingrowth of hairs in the future. ...Read more
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