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I suffer from sever facial hair. Ingrown aswell. Can i take medication as well as laser trtreatment.

I suffer from sever facial hair. Ingrown aswell. Can i take medication as well as laser trtreatment.

Yes: Ingrown hairs of the beard area is called pseudo-folliculitis and it can be improved with prescription topical and oral medications(see a dermatologist). Shaving technique is also important. ...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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How do you treat/fade dark spots from an ingrown hair on your face?

Remove hair: Hi Louis472 If the hair is still there, it could be removed with a minor surgical procedure. The resulting biopsy specimen could be checked for malignancy. If its gone, the residual pigmented spot could be removed/biopsied, or perhaps treated with one of the skin bleaching agents you can find advertised on the internet. Any residual pigmented lesion is a little worrisome; check with doctor. ...Read more

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Could ingrown hair lead to a swollen face?

Could ingrown hair lead to a swollen face?

Yes: It sounds like you have cellilitis which is an infectious and inflammatory condition that should be evaluated and treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair within shaving bump's on my face?

This is common: Sometime this can also lead to a foliculitis called foliculitis barbae. ...Read more

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How get rid of a stubborn calloused ingrown hair on face?

How get rid of a stubborn calloused ingrown hair on face?

See a dermatologist: Begin with a definition of what it is. Treatment will follow. Sounds like you will also benefit from attention to fever and cough. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair and once i removed it my face and lip are swollen ice gets it to go down but it comes back there a mass above the area what can I do?

Ingrown hair and once i removed it my face and lip are swollen ice gets it to go down but it comes back there a mass above the area what can I do?

You need: to have this checked out! It sounds like you have a infection with a local lymph node "filtering" it Apply moist HEAT for now and go to Walk in Unit for possible antibiotic treatment..If this is your UPPER LIP go to ER if necessary but be seen ASAP! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Ingrown hair/side face 2 weeks. 2 day ago try to dig it out. Now extremely swollen red painful. Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) topical sauve, peroxide. Cont this or see er?

Ingrown hair/side face 2 weeks. 2 day ago try to dig it out. Now extremely swollen red painful. Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) topical sauve, peroxide. Cont this or see er?

Get help: This sounds like you may have created an infection in the area and a call to your doctor or perhaps a simple visit will save you an er trip. If it is extremely swollen and very painful may want to seek an urgent care or er to avoid cellulitis which is a very serious infection. ...Read more

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I have what I believe is an ingrown hair, it is on my face just under my jaw bone. when I went to pop it, it popped what felt like under my skin?

I have what I believe is an ingrown hair, it is on my face just under my jaw bone. when I went to pop it, it popped what felt like under my skin?

Pop under skin: This is likely nothing to worry about. You probably were feeling a pop from the skin and underlying tissue rubbing against each other but this is nothing dangerous. ...Read more

Facial Hair (Definition)

Facial hair is a physical characteristic usually found on males where hair grows around the chin and lower portion of the face. The development of facial hair usually begins during puberty. Additionally women can occasionally develop facial hair but it usually happens when hormone levels change, ...Read more