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Doctor insights on: Getting Ingrown Hairs Out

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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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Why do I get ingrown hairs on my head?

Why do I get ingrown hairs on my head?

No ingrown hair: There is no ingrown hair per se. It's a misconception that people feed on. What you have is inflammation of the hair folicule (sac) that is known as boil or medically as forunculitis. Why you get it is a good question. It indicates that local immune response is impaired. That can be seen in people with diabetes, psoriasis, or other systemic or local causes. Often no cause can be determined. ...Read more

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Why do i get ingrown hairs in bikini area?

Why do i get ingrown hairs in bikini area?

Shaving: Shaving too close to the skin may cause the hair to curl back and grow under the skin. You can stop this by not shaving,not shaving too close to the skin,or waxing. Good luck ...Read more

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How can I shave and not get ingrown hairs? How can I treat ingrown hair w/o scaring myslef?

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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How to get coarse ingrown hairs to grow back normal?

Ingrown Hair: Treatment of ingrown hair includes: chemical depilatories, topical creams, topical antibiotics, medical removal of the ingrown hair by small incision and pulling out the hair, hair-removal laser. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of ingrown hairs ?

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

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Should i get my ingrown hair drained?

If it is oozing: If you have an abscess get the hair pulled and drain the pus. Your doctor will perform an incision and drainage (i and d) if need be. You may be infected and drainage with antibiotics. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of already existing ingrown hairs (a lot)?

Ingrown hairs: 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

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What can I do to get rid of ingrown hairs? They don't hurt (btw)

From shaving?: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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I constantly get ingrown hairs in my crotch area. What's the best way to avoid this?

Hair removal techniq: If any hair removal techniques are used in the area, they could increase the likelihood of ingrown hairs. I'd probably have you try a topical antibiotic like 1% Clindamycin gel (prescription product), used immediately after hair removal and twice a day until the problem clears up. As needed after that. ...Read more

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I have a large deep ingrown hair. I can't get it out. Is there any ideas to get it out.

See a doctor: Your family doctor can probably unroof the area with a sterile needle, and extract the offending hair. ...Read more

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Every time I shave my armpits I get at least 1 if not more ingrown hairs in both of them is there a reson they keeping coming everytime I shave?

Technique ?: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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My armpits get red and bumpy, With a bunch of ingrown hairs that are very painful to remove. Now I pluck the hairs, But it still hurts. What to do?

My armpits get red and bumpy, With a bunch of ingrown hairs that are very painful to remove. Now I pluck the hairs,   But it still hurts. What to do?

I agree w/ Dr. Bayle: If your problem persists after you completely try his recommendations, you may have a condition called hidradenitis suppurativa. Then you will need to see a dermatologist or a general surgeon to have it treated. ...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?

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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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Do you get ingrown hairs after electrolysis?

Do you get ingrown hairs after electrolysis?

Sometimes: Hair roots that are not properly inactivated by the electrolysis process will grow back, and sometimes they will grow inward. That's why laser hair removal often works better than electrolysis. ...Read more

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Can a kid get an ingrown hair or twisted hairs?

Can a kid get an ingrown hair or twisted hairs?

Yes: Children are susceptible to the same problems with ingrown hairs as adults, however, the decreased amount of body hair makes it a little more rare than in adults. ...Read more

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When you get an ingrown hair does the area swell?

When you get an ingrown hair does the area swell?

Yes it can: If you get it infected it may swell or if it is a sebacious cyst it may get larger. Try to see if you can see the hair curling back and tweeze it out if it just occurred. Otherwise let your doctorcheck it and give you instructions. ...Read more