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How can I get rid of razor burn and ingrown hairs by my inner thigh?

How can I get rid of razor burn and ingrown hairs by my inner thigh?

Razor burn./ bumps: 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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Ingrown Hair (Definition)

Hairs that have curled around and grown back into your skin instead of ...Read more


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I have been having trouble with razor bumps and ingrown hair , I have them all over my thighs and leg what can I do to get rid of then?

I have been having trouble with razor bumps and ingrown hair , I have them all over my thighs and leg what can I do to get rid of then?

Options: Only shave after taking a bath or shower so that your skin is hydrated. Liberally apply a high quality shaving gel, and only shave in the direction of hair growth (not against). Use a high quality multi blade razor, and replace it frequently. If this does not eliminate the problem see your dermatologist for additional prescription options. ...Read more

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Hi I get razor burn and ingrown hairs from time to time. I shaved my pubic region Friday and noticed light bleeding in two spots at the top of my vulva where the hair is near where it folds and has lots of moisture. I had sex a few times over the weekend

Hi I get razor burn and ingrown hairs from time to time. I shaved my pubic region Friday and noticed light bleeding in two spots at the top of my vulva where the hair is near where it folds and has lots of moisture. I had sex a few times over the weekend

Needs to be seen: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Folliculitis is one possibility. Yeast is a possibility and over the counter fungal cream will fix it. Trauma from recent intercourse if possible. Herpes is an std which can cause this. Other possibilities too. Schedule an exam or a virtual visit ...Read more

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For black skin, is there any way to get rid of ingrown hair scars on the thighs without laser removal (besides topical creams)?

For black skin, is there any way to get rid of ingrown hair scars on the thighs without laser removal (besides topical creams)?

Scars or color?: two differing issues, both related to your condition. seek someone versed in women of color and skin and possibly laser usage locally or locoregionally if desired ...Read more

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I have an extensive amount of ingrown hair on my legs, especially the back of my thighs, and also on my arms. (hundreds). How do I get rid of them?

Ingrown hairs: Ingrown hairs usually result from repeated shaving in areas such as the legs. Laser hair removal can help reduce ingrown hairs greatly. ...Read more

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I have been having a problem with ingrown hairs lately using new razors. Or irritation. What causes this to happen and what's a good way to get rid?

I have been having a problem with ingrown hairs lately using new razors. Or irritation.  What causes this to happen and what's a good way to get rid?

Pseudofolliculitis: Pseudofolliculitis barbae is a disorder that occurs mainly in black men. If curly beard hairs are cut too short, they may curve back into the skin and cause inflammation. Bump patrol is a revolutionary after shave intensive treatment to resolve painful razor bumps as a result of shaving. Dermatologist recommended, bump patrol is guaranteed to give results in 7 days. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure razor burn/ingrown hairs on my face?

What can be done to cure razor burn/ingrown hairs on my face?

Razor burn: 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. Consider > ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of ingrown hairs and razor bumps in pubic area?

Laser: Laser hair removal is an effective way to get rid of the hair permanently. This would avoid getting ingrown hairs and razor bumps. Electrolysis is another option but it's more time consuming since each hair has to be treated individually. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of ingrown hair scars on my thighs without surgery? I am African American. I've tused ambi fade cream for a year but saw no results.

How can I get rid of ingrown hair scars on my thighs without surgery? I am African American. I've tused ambi fade cream for a year but saw no results.

See a dermatologist: No surprise about ambifade. Not everybody needs the same thing. Prescription cream? Laser? Relax and give it some time? A skin DR will evaluate your needs and desires. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a severe and infected (also very painful) ingrown hair on the back of my leg, close to my butt?

Soaks and get help: If it is an infected ingrown hair or an infected cyst(more likely), you should see a surgeon who will place you on antibiotics and then lance or remove when ready . Meanwhile place warm soaks to the area; but do get checked! ...Read more

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I have a lot of ingrown hair bumps on the back of my leg, what causes them and how can I get rid of them? P.s. I don't shave that area of my leg.

Ingrown hairs: Try to exfoliate and moisturize the skin with 1/2 cup of sugar in 1/2 cup olive oil. while in the shower. Shower, apply let stand 1-2 minutes rinse off. Build up of dead skin is a factor as is dry . skin with thick hairs. f/u with dermatologist see http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/ingrown-hair-causes-symptoms-treatment?page=2 ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a pea sized possible ingrown hair along my inner butt/bikini line?

Ingrown Hair Tips: Apply warm compress, wash the affected area using a washcloth or soft-bristled toothbrush. Use a circular motion for several minutes. You can also carefully use a sterile needle and insert it under the hair loop to gently lift embedded hair tip. Retinoids applied to your skin help with exfoliation and can reduce the thickening/darkening of the skin that often occurs on skin prone to ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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I can't seem to prevent ingrown hairs on my inner thighs no matter the precautions i take before waxing and after. ?

Ingrown Hair: Exfoliate your skin before you wax to get rid of dead skin and release trapped hairs that could be forced back into the skin while waxing. Just lather up with a loofah in the shower, or create your own body scrub by mixing a cup of brown sugar with 3 tbsp. Of olive oil and 1 tbsp. Of milk. Scrub in a circular motion for 30 seconds, then rinse away and pat dry before waxing. ...Read more

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How quickly can I get rid of an ingrown hair?

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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How can I get rid of a very infected ingrown hair?

Infected & ingrown: 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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I have scar spots on my butt from ingrown hairs. This happened after i used Nair. How can i get rid of these spots?

I have scar spots on my butt from ingrown hairs. This happened after i used Nair. How can i get rid of these spots?

Nothing.: These are post inflammatory lesions which will largely resolve with time, but they may leave a residual small mark. Time will tell. ...Read more

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I have a bump in my right pubic lip and it hurst a lot, my husband told me that is in ingrown hair how can I get rid of it.

Cyst : This may represent a small cyst. This can be excised in the office usually. Alternatively, it could be a small boil. Consult your ob/gyn or dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of and prevent painful ingrown hair around my navel? I've been dealing with this for 10 years, should I see a dermatologist?

How can I get rid of and prevent painful ingrown hair around my navel? I've been dealing with this for 10 years, should I see a dermatologist?

No waxing or shaving: Tretinoin (retin-a) cream can help decrease skin plugging or hyperkaratosis. Topical tretinoin cream may thin out the epidermis, reduce the buildup of dead skin cells, and decrease hair embedding into the follicies. Topical corticosteroid creams with a mild strength can be applied to reduce inflammation of inflamed ingrown hairs. ...Read more