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Home Remedies For Vaginal Ingrown Hairs
Hi I think I have an ingrown hair on my vaginal lip, is there any fast ways I can heal it from home without going to see a doctor?
Warm soaks: This would be an unusual place for an ingrown hair to occur. Quite possibly this is actually a small inflamed cyst in this area. Sometimes frequent warm water soaks (don't burn yourself!), such as 3 or 4 times a day will encourage this to open and drain. If in the course of the next several days this is improving, wonderful. If over this time frame it is worsening, then see a physician. ...Read more
Do I need to go to the ER to get this ingrown hair lanced or will a home remedy black drawing salve do the trick?
Compresses: Try warm compresses about 5 minutes 3 or 4 times a day before going to have it lanced. It will become obvious if it is working. If it needs to be lanced an emergency room is a way expensive place to have it done. Try to find a private doctor or clinic you can afford because this is a really simple procedure. Of course sometimes we have no choice but to use an ER. ...Read more
I dug out like 10 ingrown hairs out of my vaginal area but now it's itching like crazy anything I can get to help?
Wash and dry: Keep the area clean and don't scratch and it should feel better quickly. ...Read more
I had a lot of ingrown hairs on my vaginal area, I picked them and a few of them seem infected, what can I do? Is it something to worry about?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. There are different options to control symptoms. ...Read more
Good Hygiene-surgery: See a good dermatologist or a surgeon to resect the infected area removing ingrown hair, the very good hygiene. Probably you will need some antibiotics foe a week. ...Read more
Ingrown hairs and boil like bumps in the vaginal area? Not a lot, two ive had for a long time, small, and one I recently got but a bit bigger.
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Wanted to use a product around the vaginal area. It's called overnight balm by the art of shaving. Is it ok to use for ingrown hairs?
Probably: It's probably okay but you can become allergic to these products. ...Read more
Let it grow.: Most common cause for ingrown hairs in the genital area is shaving or waxing. Using a clipper or going natural is the best prevention. ...Read more
I shaved my vaginal area and 2 days later had 3 ingrown hairs. Removed them but now I have 1 very lrg & extremely painful sore! What is this?
Folliculitis: Usually will heal without oral med. If an in-growing hair is in it, it will heal faster when this hair is removed. Otc benzoyl peroxide cream or gel can help. Shaving too close is the cause. Shave gently. Do not shave over & over the same area. Accept less than a perfect shave or stop shaving this area. The longer you go between shaves, the more irritating it is. ...Read more
I think I have an ingrown hair in my vaginal area, but not sure. It is bump andvery dark purple color and it is very sensitive to the touch.?
Ingrown hair: The best way to prevent them is to get laser hair removal. If you shave, do it at the end of a warm shower. ...Read more
How can I get rid of an ingrown hair in vaginal region? Doesn't hurt or itch but its not appealing. Started as an ingrown hair now looks like a boil
Wait it out: Wait it out is best. It should erupt in time. Otherwise, you could have it surgically extracted by a physician. Monitor for infection - may need antibiotics. Consider permanent hair reduction w/ laser hair removal, especially if this is recurrent. ...Read more
I had a hair bump/ ingrown hair that turned into a pimple, & I'm for sure that it's a pimple. How I could get rid of it? It's near my vaginal area.
Pimple: Warm sitz baths. Gentle cleansing with mild soap and warm water. It will take some time but should resolve. Do not "pop", pinch or put any kind of acne medicine on it! That will only serve to cause greater inflammation and pain. If it grows in size our persists more than a couple of days see your doc for evaluation. ...Read more
I am finding red bumps that seem to resemble a pimple or an ingrown hair, on my vaginal area. They do not itch. What is this and is it normal?
Molluscum: These may be molluscum contagious, a wart like infection which can be transmitted sexually. This can be spread and be treated easily if caught early with electricity, freezing, or medication. If present you need to be tested for other sexually transmitted diseases. See your gym for exam for proper diagnosis. ...Read more
I have what it looks like a vaginal ingrown hair on the tip of the beginning of the lip and looks like a red bump and want to make sure is nothing els?
Could very well be: There are many hairs and glands in the genital area. Any of these may become blocked or clogged with oil or dirt and may become a red bump. If this progresses to be red, hot, painful, swollen, or draining, then it may be more serious, and may need to be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
I have a boil on my vaginal lip probably due to ingrown hair. Its very painful. Wht coukd it be and medication. I am applying an antibiotic cream?
Possible abscess: You may well ned to see you doctor to find out if it need to be lanced. Antibiotics do not always clear this up. ...Read more
Dr prescribed clindamycin phosphate vaginal cream 2% for topical use on ingrown hair. Usually use 1% lotion. Is thos ok? Dr office closed
Clindamycin: You should have no trouble at all using the 2% cream. ...Read more
Pelvic exam Pap - blood work -good - vaginal sores =ingrown hair - why does it still feel like my vagina is on fire don`t see my doc again for 7 days?
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I have had ingrown hairs on my vagina for about 4 days, it is extremely painful. How do I get rid of the pain?
Ingrown hairs: The labial ingrown hairs and pain can be avoided or reduced by the initial following measures.! .) Wash the area with an anti-bacterial soap (Hibiclens or Betadine) before clipping the hairs ABOVE the skin. Find a "good friend" to help you if you cannot see the area. 2.) Apply a topical hydrocortisone 1%cream to the labia only-NOT the clitoris. 3.) Use a depilatory cream and do not razor shave. ...Read more
Think I got spider bite 2 days ago. I thought it was an ingrown hair and picked at it. How do I know if it when to seek treatment?
If there is redness: If the area becomes more swollen, red or painful it is likely you have an infection and not just a spider bite. We often see patients in the ER with "spider bites" which turn out to be infections from hair, pimple or boil these often grow MRSA or resistant Staph infection so it is better to get it checked sooner rather than later if it is looking red or infected. Usually treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or ...Read more