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Do Electric Shavers Cause Ingrown Hairs
Tried to dig out ingrown hair ( eyebrow ) with tweezer and when i felt this electric shock type sensation that has caused metallic feeling in mouth?
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 have red lumps on my underarms. Sometimes they are small and red with ingrown hair and sometimes they are big and painful. I use an electric razor.
Folliculitis: Electric razors used under the arms can pull too much and give some people ingrown hair and infected follicles. Use some neosporin (or see your doctor if they are still active) as they can become an infection with bacteria. I would try another hair removal method at the moment. ...Read more
I've had a cyst caused from ingrown hair for years. Ocassionaly it will get inflamed and it'll pop and puss will come out. What do I do?
Are carbuncles only caused by ingrown hairs? I used to get carbuncles from ingrown hairs but are those the only things that can cause a carbuncle?
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