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How Can I Clear Infected Hair Follicles From Shaving
Few options: Topical antibiotics may be of help with infected hair follicles (folliculitis). If there is an ingrown hair problem, try not tweezing or pulling the hairs out and don't shave too close to the skin. Also, avoid pressure or traumatizing the area of concern. Laser hair removal is also very effective in that it eliminates the hair follicle and prevents the inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Warm compress : If no signs of infection, fever, puss drainage or band of redness that is getting bigger around it, apply a warm compress to the area a few times a day and this will help well and quickly. If signs of infection are present or develop, contact your physician or healthcare professional right away. As for the pain, it definitely goes away right after this opens. ...Read more
What skin diseases can cause a change of color in the hair follicle in the infected area of the skin?
Why do I regularly get infected hair follicles on my "private area"? (Sorry, I couldn't think of better words).
Hidradenitis: If this is a recurrent problem you may have a condition called Hidradenitis. There are abnormalities with the subcutaneous oil glands that lead to frequent infections and subsequent scarring. You should ask your GYN/Dermatologist to be sure. Many times this can be treated with antibiotics, occasionally surgery is needed to remove abnormal skin. ...Read more
Infected hair follicles or herpes? I shaved for the 1st time in a long time 4days ago and i found 5 red bumbs that turned in to sores and are drying
Shaving: Shaving can lead to infected hair follicles as well as ingrown hairs. It is like that you developed one of these problems. ...Read more
Depends: Mild folliculitis usually heals on its own in about 2 weeks. You can take care of yourself at home with warm compresses made with white vinegar or burow's solution. These may ease itching and help healing. Also, medicated shampoo can be used to treat folliculitis on the scalp. If the infection doesn't go away, you may need an antibiotic or antifungal cream. ...Read more
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