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How do I get rid of an ingrown hair or a sebaceous cyst on private area?

How do I get rid of an ingrown hair or a sebaceous cyst on private area?

Surgically: Each is different and managed different too. Have it examined by a physician proficient in removing both. ...Read more

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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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What looks to be either an ingrown hair or sebaceous cyst is on my mons pubis. I would like to avoid having it surgically removed. What should I do?

What looks to be either an ingrown hair or sebaceous cyst is on my mons pubis. I would like to avoid having it surgically removed. What should I do?

Nothing special: Keep the area clean, and watch for signs of enlargement or infection (tired skin, tenderness). If either if these things occur, see your doctor. If you ever chamge your mind, surgical excision is usually done with local anesthesia as an outpatient. Recovery is typically short, and risk of complications low. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How do I get rid of an ingrown hair bump that's on my pubic area near my waist line? Does Noxzema cream help?

How do I get rid of an ingrown hair bump that's on my pubic area near my waist line? Does Noxzema cream help?

Extract: Many times the hair will work its way out, but sometimes, it will need to be extracted with a sterile needle by a physician or nurse. If an infection is present oral antibiotics may be necessary. Warm compresses and topical antibiotics like Bacitracin or neosporin could help for mild cases. I don't think noxema will help. Laser hair removal is very effective for preventing ingrowns. ...Read more

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How do get rid of an ingrown hair?

Ingrown hair: If you are very careful, and use alcohol to clean a sewing needle and then clean your skin with the alcohol you may be able to pick it out. If it is deep, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of an ingrown hair?

Tincture of time: Most ingrown hairs resolve on their own with time. Deep ones may need to be extracted, but it should be done by a doctor with sterile instruments to avoid infections. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do to 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 an ingrown hair?

How can I get rid of an ingrown hair?

Laser: One of the best ways to treat an ingrown hair is to use a laser to destroy the hair follicle so that it doesn't come back. This is done with a hair removal laser (we use Xeo 1064). You can also do a needle excision, but you may continue to have issues with the hair follicle. Use of an exfoliant can help prevent ingrowth of hairs in the future. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Epidermal Cyst (Definition)

An epidermal cyst is a collection of white cells and cellular debris that collects in the dermis and becomes walled off from the surrounding tissues. These can occasionally become infected. The best treatment is excision including the ...Read more


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