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Ingrown Hair (Definition)

Hairs that have curled around and grown back into your skin instead of ...Read more


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Help please? What is the best electric razor to prevent ingrown hairs?

Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...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.

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

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Can any doc tell me what's the best electric razor to prevent ingrown hairs?

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I have a tiny bump on my skin caused by ingrown hair and my skin has completely covered the hair. How do I remove it? The bump does not hurt.

Ingrown hair: I would leave it alone - if the bump starts to enlarge it will need to be removed along with the offending hair sometimes warm compresses help open these things ...Read more

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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? .

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? .

Yes: A carbuncle is a large area of multiple infected hair follicles. It was more common in past times before antibiotics. Infections of the hair follicles do not have to be associated with ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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I have been having a problem with ingrown hairs lately using new razors. Or irritation. What causes this to happen and what's a good way to get rid?

Pseudofolliculitis: Pseudofolliculitis barbae is a disorder that occurs mainly in black men. If curly beard hairs are cut too short, they may curve back into the skin and cause inflammation. Bump patrol is a revolutionary after shave intensive treatment to resolve painful razor bumps as a result of shaving. Dermatologist recommended, bump patrol is guaranteed to give results in 7 days. ...Read more

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What causes an ingrown hair and how can you get rid of it?

Ingrown Hair: Hair that is cut short and close to the skin creates a sharp tip that can more easily pierce the skin to cause an ingrown hair. Improper shaving techniques are the major cause of ingrown hairs. Other hair-removal methods, including waxing, as well as common friction from tight clothing, may worsen the situation. ...Read more

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What type of hair removal is most likely to cause an ingrown hair?

Ingrown hairs: Tweezing, shaving & waxing can lead to ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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What causes an ingrown hair on your body, and how to get rid of it?

Normal: Hairs sometimes grow a little wrong and turn inward becoming ingrown. They form little pimple like bumps. Usually squeezing them will get the gooey stuff and the hair out. You should not have to squeeze hard to express them...If painful or infected (happens occasionally) see your doc for help. ...Read more

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How are you supposed to shave if it causes ingrown hair and acne?

How are you supposed to shave if it causes ingrown hair and acne?

Can be tough: Sometimes cutting hair with a scissors rather than shaving can help. Avoiding a really close shave may help - shaving with the grain instead of against it, and not repeatedly going over the same area with a razor. A topical antibiotic, like prescription 1% Clindamycin might also help. ...Read more

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I shaved my pubic hair (girl) and now it's ichy I have ingrown hairs but can't tell mum cause she dosent know help :- (?

I shaved my pubic hair (girl) and now it's ichy I have ingrown hairs but can't tell mum cause she dosent know help :- (?

Pubic Hair: Allow the hair to grow out. Shower frequently and keep the area clean. Any signs of infection may require an antibiotic. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a lot of ingrown hair bumps on the back of my leg, what causes them and how can I get rid of them? P.s. I don't shave that area of my leg.

Ingrown hairs: Try to exfoliate and moisturize the skin with 1/2 cup of sugar in 1/2 cup olive oil. While in the shower. Shower, apply let stand 1-2 minutes rinse off. Build up of dead skin is a factor as is dry. Skin with thick hairs. F/u with dermatologist

see http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/ingrown-hair-causes-symptoms-treatment? Page=2 ...Read more

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Possible for edge of your underwear to cause irritation? I get itchy in the same spot. Both sides near my butt area. Looks like ingrown hair on 1 side

Possible for edge of your underwear to cause irritation? I get itchy in the same spot. Both sides near my butt area. Looks like ingrown hair on 1 side

Contact allergy?: Some people with latex allergy may develop a contact reaction to the elastic band from underwear. If the laundering process was not adequate, detergent residue may also cause an irritation at the edge where there is pressure. Try hydrocortisone cream and underwear without latex/rubber and see if this helps. If not, consult allergist or dermatologist who can perform patch test to verify. ...Read more

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I have a pea sized bump under my skin in pubic hair area and its stings a little with a little discomfort is this cause by a ingrown hair?

Yes: These bumps in hairy areas are generaly due to ingrowing hair. If it is persistent it may be a sebaceous cyst-a harmless condition. ...Read more

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I believe an ingrown hair in my nostril has caused an infection. Can I use a topical anti-biotic inside my nostril. If not, what can I use?

I believe an ingrown hair in my nostril has caused an infection. Can I use a topical anti-biotic inside my nostril. If not, what can I use?

Examination: You may need to go to the doctors to get it looked at for possible infection and treatment for removal. It may be painful but should have it examined and treated. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the outside of my vagina. Like a bart cyst or ingrown hair. Can that make my lymph nodes in my groin hurt? Cause I'm having pain ther

I have a bump on the outside of my vagina. Like a bart cyst or ingrown hair. Can that make my lymph nodes in my groin hurt? Cause I'm having pain ther

Yes: The bump could be either an infected bartholin cyst or a fulliculitis (based on the size and location). In either case the infection cause reaction in the local lymph nodes in the groin and makes them tender and enlarged. If it continues more than 2-3 days or got worse (more pain, discharge, fever) I would recommend to see a doctor, otherwise warm compress can help. ...Read more

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ingrown hair, pubic area, I scratched in sleep. It has burst & also caused a very deep cut next to it. Leaking pus and swollen. Will fusidic acid help?

ingrown hair, pubic area, I scratched in sleep. It has burst & also caused a very deep cut next to it. Leaking pus and swollen. Will fusidic acid help?

Folliculitis: Would see a doctor- for any need for antibiotic. Do not know about fusidic acid helping this. Can apply triple antibiotic ointment and warm compress while maintaining hygiene. ...Read more

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Can I run 30km tomorrow while taking 4000mg/day of augmentin. Infection caused by abscess ingrown hair in my groin. Drained on Wednesday.

Can I run 30km tomorrow while taking 4000mg/day of augmentin. Infection caused by abscess ingrown hair in my groin. Drained on Wednesday.

Depends: Depends on how you feel. The augmentin should not be a problem, but a bad abscess drainage may stop you from running. may impair healing. ...Read more

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I have ingrown hairs, red bumps and pimples (white heads) near my vagina (mostly on the inner thigh and crease). What is the cause? How can I improve?

I have ingrown hairs, red bumps and pimples (white heads) near my vagina (mostly on the inner thigh and crease). What is the cause? How can I improve?

Dump the razor: Shaving with a razor can cause tiny cuts that get infected... Get rid of the razor, ask your doc to treat infection if there is one and switch to a beard trimmer ...Read more

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Does a pimple or ingrown hair cause infection?

They can be: The pimple (acne?) or ingrown hair can get infected, but don't cause infection. Organisms such as bacteria, viruses, yeasts, or parasites cause infection. ...Read more

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Will a pimple or ingrown hair cause skin infection?

Pimple: At times a pimple or ingrown hair may show signs of infection (increased redness, warm to touch, painful). See a dermatologist for treatment with appropriate antibacterials. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will ingrown hairs cause cyst like bumps on the penis?

Need doctor's help! Will ingrown hairs cause cyst like bumps on the penis?

Yes, it can...: Yes, it can be like a pimple or even a sebaceous cyst as growing over time. If in doubt, see Doc timely. Best wish... ...Read more

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Will cutting upper lip hair with scissors cause ingrown hairs or cause it to grow back thicker and darker in a female with hirsutism and POCS?

Well: Anytime you cut or shave hair close to scan it can result in ingrown hairs are the girls back. Cutting or shaving hair does not cause it to grow back thicker or darker ...Read more

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Ingrown hair got infected and caused the lymph node nearby to become a bit painful (groin). Is it safe to exercise (run) with a swollen lymph node?

Ingrown hair got infected and caused the lymph node nearby to become a bit painful (groin). Is it safe to exercise (run) with a swollen lymph node?

Yes: If you can tolerate the exercise, it would be appropriate. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can Tend Skin Solution for ingrown hairs and razor bumps be used on men pubic area? Does long-term use of it cause infertility or erectile dysfunction?

Can Tend Skin Solution for ingrown hairs and razor bumps be used on men pubic area? Does long-term use of it cause infertility or erectile dysfunction?

Can be used: Can be used anywhere you shave. It can cause some burning sensation on sensitive skin. It contains an aspirin like product to help with irritation from shaving. Should not effect fertility or erectile function ...Read more