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

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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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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Why do I get ingrown hairs on my head?

Why do I get ingrown hairs on my head?

Hair grows into skin: While ingrown hair most commonly appears in areas where the skin is shaved or waxed, it can appear anywhere. Anything which causes the hair to be cut off or broken off with a sharp tip can cause ingrown hairs. Shaving is the leading cause, but waxing and tight clothing can also cause ingrown hairs. The hair curls back or grows sideways into the skin, and happens more so in people with curly hair. ...Read more

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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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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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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