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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?
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
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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